First of all I would like to say a big thank you to all parents who completed and returned the questionnaire. Your input is invaluable in helping us to identify areas of development to best meet the needs of the children at Coppice Primary School and Nursery.
What we are doing well
We are really pleased that 100% of you either agree or strongly agree that your child is happy and taught well at school. This is imperative for successful, lifelong learning.You made extremely supportive comments, thanking the staff for all their hard work.
Improvements that would make school even better
You also made some very constructive comments and suggestions around communication between school and home.Many of you were unsure of the work of Governors in school.
We do our best to keep parents informed these include:-
New Parents Intake Meeting for ReceptionReminders – of dates and eventsTermly Topic NewsletterWeekly Newsletters in EYFSStay and Play sessions in Nursery and ReceptionTermly Parent Teacher ConsultationsClass pages on the websiteSchool information /Letters/Newsletters and policies on websiteShowcase events at the end of topicsRead, Write, Inc information sessionsE-safety information for parentsTransition from Foundation Stage to KS1 Parents’ MeetingNotice Board information
Communication via the website
The teachers and staff are working hard to keep the website up to date, given the limited time available for this task. Curriculum letters for each class have been posted for this term on the class pages. Updates on recent activities will be added where time permits.
We will continue to post the school newsletter on the website.
In the Newsletters we always put a list of Diary Dates. The Newsletters are sent out at the beginning of each term, so that parents have plenty of notice about future events, such as Parents’ Assemblies, Christmas Productions, and Parents’ Evenings etc. These Newsletters and Diary Dates are also on the School Notice Boards and School Website.
We would really appreciate it if you could meet us half way with regard to sharing information, please check children’s book bags for these as we often find they are brought back into school having not been removed at home.
As soon as paper copies of the newsletter go out, a copy will also be on the website. A quick look on the website each week to check for letters, is all that’s needed.
Other methods of communication have been suggested, such as texts and Facebook. We do currently use a Text 2 Parents service when we need to get out urgent information and we are also looking into a school Facebook page.
Many of you were unsure about who the Governors are and did not know about the vital work that these volunteers do on a day to day basis. We are currently putting together an information leaflet telling you about the work of Governors and helping you put names and faces to these representatives. A copy of this will be put on the website and a Governor page will be added so that you can be regularly updated on their work.
I am really grateful to parents for taking the trouble to complete the questionnaires and for the ideas and suggestions you have given us. Should any parent wish to discuss their responses in person please get in touch with us and make an appointment. I am always happy to discuss any concerns parents may have.
Mrs A Seaton