As a school community we continue to value the opinions of all pupils, parents, staff and governors; always celebrating our success and striving for improvement.
Our vision is for this school to be a centre of excellence at the heart of the wider community; where the natural curiosity and voice of each individual is valued, nurtured and encouraged to flourish in a safe, secure, happy and stimulating environment enabling everyone to develop high self esteem and to reach their full potential.
Parental Survey May 2019
Thank you for taking the time to complete the questionnaire. We value the partnership we have between home and school; it is vital if children are to flourish and reach their true potential. All feedback and comments made by parents have been useful and informative. We really are proud of our school and all our children.
A big thank you to our Governing Body who are actively involved in analysing the results of the survey and presenting the findings.
Developments as a result of parental contributions…
Thank you for attending our 2019 Curriculum Reform Sharing Event. We are delighted with the feedback you provided with regards to the improvements made in 2018/19.
- Breakfast Club
- Communication via SeeSaw
- The range of trips and visits
The feedback from the Parental Survey that was carried out in May 2019 was overwhelmingly positive, however as a school we continue to strive to be ‘a centre of excellence in the wider community’ and therefore continue to make school improvements. Actions being taken within school as a result of the feedback we received include:
- P.E. & GAMES – as a result of parental feedback which suggests parens/carers would like to see a wider variety of sporting activities taught within the curriculum, we have made this a major focus on our School Development Plan for 2019/20. We are working with sporting organisations such as Newport Live, County in the Community and Dragons Gateway Rugby to provide professional learning for staff whilst delivering tennis, football and rugby lessons across school. During the summer term we had a climbing wall on site so pupils in KS2 could further develop their skills. Also during the summer term, the Learning Squad children organised a Talent Day for KS2 pupils where the children were able to try a variety of sporting activities. We are also looking at trips that will provide futher opportunities. During the spring and summer terms we will be looking at opportunities to provide sporting experiences in lacrose, hockey, cricket, athletics and baseball, for example. Learning Squad are also carrying out research into the variety of sports we learn in school as part of their 2019/20 pupil group action plan.
- WRITTEN METHODS IN MATHS – there was some concern about the the written methods we use in school not being consistent with written methods parents are familiar with. In order to enable you to support your child with maths homework we are now sending home video tutorials (via SeeSaw) to explain written methods.
- BREAKFAST CLUB – there were some questions around the accesibilty of Breakfast Club to shift workers – we are pleased that this has now been resolved. In January we are looking to provide two after school childcare sessions per week run by Greenfields.
- COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE – There are many rules and regulations to which schools and their teachers are subject. Our Complaints Procedure and Complaints Form can be downloaded from our school website ‘Online Office’. Should a parent feel that they have grounds for complaint, they should discuss it with the Headteacher, in the first instance. However, if the parent feels that they have gained no satisfactory explanation they are entitled then to bring the matter to the attention of Governors. If satisfaction is still not achieved, then the Director of Education, in the Education Department at the Civic Centre should be contacted. The Headteacher would expect that parents would speak to the school before taking the matter further. Hopefully the matter can be solved satisfactorily at that point.
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