Parent Views Summary
February 4th 2022
Thank you for your kind comments, they have been shared with teaching staff who work to ensure your child’s journey is happy, safe and that academic progress is made by all.
After collating your views the following improvements will be implemented:
- A trip out of school for all year groups in the Summer Term
- Older pupils to take part in a First Aid workshop
- Clubs – Reception pupils have accessed one club this term and this will be increased to 2 choices in the Summer Term
- Transition from one year group to another will be enhanced so that children are prepared for the next academic year.
- Photos to show pupils learning and to view enrichment opportunities for parents to see
Transition planning has proved challenging during COVID but I hope to welcome all parents into school to meet their children’s new teachers and see the classrooms that their child will be based in from September. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the curriculum from September. We also hope to give younger pupils more opportunities to visit their new classrooms so that they are reassured and the transition is smooth in September.
Informing parents of how their child is doing in school was one area that parents would like improving. 2 annual parent meetings and an annual report are required by the DfE and is the guidance that many schools follow. Prior to COVID all class teachers also provided a half termly report to parents which gave a grade for effort and a grade for achievement. However, we had mixed feedback about the usefulness of this at the time. I am hoping that, if COVID allows, you will be able to attend a class drop in one evening in the first half of the Summer Term to look at your child’s work with your child and chat to staff.
Again, thank you for your lovely comments and support.
Areas for improvement will be:
- Making sure parents can view weekly learning in Nursery via the window (as previously.)
- Ensure parents are aware of Key Worker changes.
- Once COVID allows, the Nursery Foyer will be open to all parents to see photos and read useful information whilst collecting from the Nursery.
There would have been an opportunity for parents to look at their child’s Learning Journal at Christmas (after the Christmas sing-a-long) however, this was not possible due to the changing COVID situation.
We plan to hold a Nursery Parent Open session one evening in the Summer first half term when Parents will be able to visit and view Learning Journals and chat with staff.
Pupils have also completed a questionnaire so that we can learn more about their views. Below are the main themes:
Pupils really enjoy our OPAL project (Outdoor Play and Learning). This is a project that develops play opportunities outside at breaktimes. Many improvements to enhance ‘Play’ have taken place during the last 2 years e.g. wheelie toys, hill, mud kitchen, tyres, stepping stones, sand pit. In listening to their views, they have suggested a large climber/bird watching tower structure to scramble on outside to develop their physical play further. Something challenging! Their ideas have been drawn and collated and we are now in the process of having this built. Money raised from the Y5/6 Enterprise stall in the Summer along with Sports Premium funding have funded this exciting OPAL project further. We hope that this will be completed by the end of next week and look forward to watching the children develop their physical skills whilst playing.
Pupils in the older classes wanted to earn more house points/praise and a system for this is now in place.
Jigsaw PSHE lessons that were introduced in September and pupils are really enjoying these sessions in all year groups and in Assemblies.
Pupils are also looking forward to more pictures of their learning being uploaded to the school website so that they can share their experiences with their family.
I have met with our Taylor Shaw Manager to share the pupil and parent views mentioned regarding school lunches (food/portion sizes, choices etc). Following, older pupils will be offered more vegetables to increase the meal size and a SNAG (School Nutrition Action Group) will be established representing all year groups to meet with the Taylor Shaw Staff (and Mrs Smith) to discuss their ideas for improvement.
Your Responses 2022:
“We chose the school as it is diverse and inclusive and has high aspirations for all children. … I feel that the staff know my children well and they have received excellent support. I would recommend the school to anybody.”
“Friendly, supportive school with a great variety of pupils.”
“We are particularly happy that lots of work has been put in place in relation to the PSHE programmes and extra programmes which have been implemented following recent lockdowns. … We continue to feel privileged that our daughter attends such a wonderful school.”
“Thank you for all the help and support you provide for my child. It helps me a lot when he’s calm and safe.”
“I have nothing but praise for our school and would highly recommend it to anyone.”
“Great staff all the way through from breakfast club to afterschool club.”
“I’ve found the teachers very attentive with my child’s needs and answer any questions that I have.”
“I think strengths has to be how well the school has done through the covid pandemic.”
“The big strength is that [the] school really cooperates with parents about their children’s progress.”
“My child is happy and learning phonics positively.”
“Diversity appears to be a strength of the school.”
“This school is amazing. Both my children have started from nursery and have both loved it.”
“Both nurseries are amazing: my child loved it here and the teachers are fantastic.”
“It’s not only the nursery teachers who are great, but so are the admin staff. Every time I have called or emailed my query has been actioned very quickly and professionally. So a huge thank you to you all.”
“My son seems happy in this school, so we are. Thanks to all teachers and workers in Framwellgate Moor Primary School.”