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Parent View and Parent Voice

At Sandcross Primary School we strongly believe in listening to all our stakeholders. Parents are a crucial part of a child's education and the wider success of our school. There are a number of ways to let us know your thoughts about our school:

 

Daily Contact

The children are collected from the playground at the start of each day and brought back out at the end of the day. This is a good opportunity to quickly mention something to class teacher relating to your child or the school. There will also usually be a member of the Senior Leadership Team near the Pupil’s entrance at the start and / or end of the day.

 

Make an appointment

Sometimes you may wish to discuss an issue in more depth and we would ask you to either talk directly to your child's class teacher to arrange an appointment or e-mail them to arrange a suitable time to come in.

 

E-Mail

All teachers’ e-mail addresses are available in the ‘About us – Meet the team’ section of the school website. Please allow 24 hours for teachers to respond to e-mails.

 

Parent Meetings

We hold several meetings for parents each year.

In September there will be a year group curriculum meeting, where you will be given information relating to your child’s learning as well as any other organisational pieces of information you might need. There is a chance here to ask any general questions, or if you prefer you can ask your child’s class teacher any more specific questions at the end of the meeting.

 

Later in the Autumn term and also in the Spring term, there are individual ten minute parent consultation meetings for you to receive an update on how your child is progressing. The school closes early on these days to allow parents to choose a time between 2pm and 8pm.

 

In the summer term, parents will receive an annual written report. Should you wish to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss this further, then an appointment can be made to do so.

 

There is also our Summer Celebration evening in July, when parents and children can come to see their child’s work as well as view work around the school. There is also an opportunity to meet your child’s new teacher for the following academic year.  We are always happy to receive any feedback or parents’ views at any of these meetings.

 

Annual Parent Surveys

We carry out parental surveys twice a year to gauge parental opinion on the broader aspects of our school and assimilate these views in to our school development plan.  Our last parental survey was September 2016 and our next will be held in March 2017.  

 

Please see below for the results of our most recent parents' survey:

 

Parent / Carer Questionnaire results – September 2016

 

 

Agree or strongly agree

Strongly agree

1

My child is happy at this school

99%

72%

2

My child feels safe at this school

99%

77%

3

My child makes good progress at this school

100%

61%

4

My child is well looked after at this school

100%

70%

5

My child is taught well at this school

100%

76%

6

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

99%

53%

7

This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

98%

64%

8

This school deals effectively with bullying

96%

50%

9

This school is well led and managed

100%

68%

10

This school responds well to any concerns I raise

99%

63%

11

I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress

98%

65%

12

Would you recommend this school to another parent?

100%

70%

13

I like the new website

99%

65%

 

What have we done as a result?

  • We have looked at a class by class breakdown of these results to see if there were any issues relating to specific classes or cohorts of children.  Any anomalies have been tackled through specific intervention and professional development.
  • We have implemented the suggestion to have a 'week ahead' sheet on the noticeboard by the pupil entrance.
  • We are forming an eco-council to try to help keep the school more 'litter-free'.
  • We now have a 'MarvellousMe' staff user guide to ensure consistent use. 

 

Parent View

Ofsted have their own communication tool which allows parents to record their views about a school. Please find a link to this website below.

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

Parent Survey 2017

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