Feedback from parents

The Parental questionnaire was carried out in July 2017.

Click here to see the results

Here are some Comments from parents

The school has reached outstanding which is well deserved. The school is fantastic and cannot be praised enough.

I feel that the school is well led and that the staff genuinely care about pupils and their progress.

Update the school website with more photos please! 

 Headteacher’s Commentary

I am delighted with such positive parent responses on the Parent Questionnaire at the end of the academic year 2016-17. This mirrors what Ofsted reported when it said that parents were very supportive of the school and typically describe it as ‘outstanding’, ‘excellent’ or ‘brilliant’ (May 2017).

100% of you felt that your child is making good progress with almost three quarters of you strongly agreeing this. Some individual parents’ comments praised, ‘the best teachers ever’ and ‘staff genuinely care about pupils and their progress’.

Furthermore, parents commented, ‘I feel the school is really well led’ and ‘excellent management of the school’. In fact, 61% of parents strongly agreed that the school was well led and managed. This echoed Ofsted’s outstanding judgement of the school’s Leadership and Management.    

Pleasingly, 96% of parents felt that the school deals effectively with unacceptable behaviour. This is the highest percentage we have had in years from parent surveys. Our new behaviour policy is now embedded and there is a zero tolerance to inappropriate behaviour, including fighting and racism. The behaviour star system, which recognises and praises good behaviour, is really effective and pupils know how to behave and be polite. As Ofsted stated: ‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary’. Attitudes to learning at our school are superb too.

94% of parents thought that ‘the school makes sure my child is well prepared for the future’. We thought after our really exciting aspirations week; our varied school trip schedule, including visits to all religious places of worship; our varied assembly speakers – including the emergency services; all our e-safety work and our community focus week where pupils picked up litter in our local community and read to elderly residents in care homes etc, that all parents would feel that we do this really well. If any parents have further ideas on how we can address this then please let me know via the comments and suggestions box in the school office.

We always strive to keep your child safe and we are glad that 85% of you strongly agree, with 99% of parents in agreement. In recent, turbulent times I always reassure pupils of this too. We have robust safeguarding arrangements in place and an excellent PSHE/RSE scheme of work to teach pupils how to remain safe.

One parent commented, ‘please update the school website with more photos’. I am delighted to respond to this with our new website and we commissioned a photographer to take some amazing photographs which will be shared on very soon. Our twitter feed also puts up-to-date news and photos on the website instantly.

Finally, a parent commented, ‘The school has reached outstanding which is well deserved. [This] school is fantastic and cannot be praised enough.’

Thank you for all your amazing and continued support. 

Mrs K. Shilling

Headteacher

September 2017