Last week, we were pleased to see so many of you come to school for our parent-teacher meetings – thanks for taking an active role in supporting your child’s learning.
As we’ve done before, we arranged for some governors to be around to collect your views. We’re always happy to hear your thoughts when you speak with us directly, and we value your feedback in the annual surveys in the Summer Term. However, speaking with a governor offers the chance to speak with someone a little more independent of the day-to-day goings on, and as a governor, you can be assured that significant concerns will be acted on.
Here are some of the notes from one particular governor:
- All the parents were very willing to talk to me and most of the children I spoke to were happy to tell me what they liked about school.
- Without exception, children are happy at school, they enjoy coming and they and their parents know that they are safe. A mum from Early Years told me, “We’re dead happy with the school”.
- The children had a range of subjects that they liked best; one boy told me he liked the challenge of Maths.
- A number of children talked to me about the activities they were undertaking in Staying Safe week. They were enjoying it.
- The school has “a very approachable staff” and parents knew that any issues they had would be resolved.
- A mum from Early Years loves the way that parents can go into class each morning and stay for a few minutes. She knows what goes on and sees that her daughter is happy and settled.
- Parents feel well informed about everything that is going on. One parent does prefer the newsletter in hard copy rather than electronic – “We can leave it on the side and keep looking at it”.
Two areas for us to act on were noted by this particular governor, although both are in the form of ‘continue to do’: to ensure that parents continue to receive information in whatever format suits them best so that they will access it thoroughly; and to continue to develop “Talk Time Homework” as this allows parents to be more involved in the curriculum.