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Selected comments will be shared on our "Good News" page

To access the Parent and Carer Survey Results for Pebbles Nursery, click the green link below:

We invite parents and carers to tell us how they feel about our college and what we are doing well.

We also ask for ways that we could improve our College, taking ideas on board and implementing change where necessary.

 

"My child likes school."

 

"I strongly agree" = 97.0 %

"I agree"             =    3.0%

"I don't agree"     =     0 %

"I don't know"      =     0 %

 

Our actions:

We are so proud of the fact that 100% of parents agree or strongly agree that our College is a great place to be!

Our "open door" policy is working well and we positively encourage parents to talk to us about what their children like about school by making use of the "Good News" notes. We shall continue to make sure that parents and carers are fully aware of the opportunities to work in partnership with the College.

 

 

"My child is making good progress."

 

"I strongly agree" = 98.5 %

"I agree"              =   1.5 %

"I don't agree"      =      0 %

"I don't know"       =     0 %

 

Our actions:

This is another fantastic result, with all our parents recognising the great improvements our pupils make day after day in their lessons!

For the third year running, parents and carers in Year 6 have had two Academic Review days, which is a longer session twice a year to discuss targets for their children in preparation for transition to Secondary School and Key Stage 2 SATS. These have meant that Year 6 pupils are fully prepared for their SATS test and parents know exactly what their child needs to do to succeed.

 

"Teaching is good."

 

"I strongly agree"  = 98.5 %

"I agree"               =   1.5 %

"I don't agree"       =     0 %

"I don't know"        =    0 %

 

 

Our actions:

This shows that every single parent and carer considers that their child is getting a good, varied education and that every child is taught to a high standard. Starting this year, we are also asking children to tell us about their own experiences in the classroom and we always include the children's interests when planning teaching for the year.

 

 

"Staff expect my child to do their best and work hard."

 

"I strongly agree" = 97.0 %

"I agree"             =     3.0%

"I don't agree"     =     0 %

"I don't know"      =     0 %

 

Our actions:

Parents and carers have been made aware of expectations for their child in line with the New National Curriculum, and how we plan to assess and make sure pupils do the best they can.

Class teachers review the progress of each pupil with the Leadership team 6 times a year, and we make sure that parents have a written record of Parent Partnership meetings to remind them of targets for their children.

 

 

"Teachers let me know how my child is doing."

 

"I strongly agree" = 93.9 %

"I agree"             =    4.5 %

"I don't agree"     =    1.5 %

"I don't know"      =     0 %

 

Our actions:

There are many ways in which the College keeps parents up to date with their child's progress. With Parent Partnership meetings, Orientation Mornings, and Class Assemblies we provide many opportunities for parents to get an understanding of how their child is doing in College. We always use the contact details of the key registered person for a child when we need to speak to a parent or carer and we encourage parents to check that these details are kept up to date at the office on our records.

 

 

"Staff treat my child fairly."

 

"I strongly agree" = 98.5 %

"I agree"             =    1.5 %

"I don't agree"     =     0 %

"I don't know"      =     0 %

 

Our actions:

We have a very straightforward Behaviour Policy which runs throughout the College and all staff and Children know the expectations of how to behave in class, at play and even moving around the College. We celebrate positive behaviour with "Superstar Certificates" and make sure that poor behaviour des not go unchallenged, in order to make our College a safe and happy place.

 

 

"There are interesting activities for my child."

 

"I strongly agree" = 90.9 %

"I agree"             =   9.1 %

"I don't agree"     =     0 %

"I don't know"      =     0 %

 

Our actions:

We are doing more to keep parents aware of the learning that their child will be doing over the coming term, even getting parents involved in activities during orientation mornings!

We now have comprehensive Termly overviews on the website showing the types of activities your child will be doing this term, along with photos and news stories to show the world some of the fun things our pupils get up to!

 

 

"Staff encourage my child to be mature and independent."

 

"I strongly agree" = 97.0 %

"I agree"             =    3.0 %

"I don't agree"     =     0 %

"I don't know"      =     0 %

 

Our actions:

Our pupils hold a number of responsible positions throughout the College, raging from  Prefects, Heads of House, E Safety Officers, Play Leaders, College Council Representatives as well as our Head Boy and Head Girl. We consider these roles very important when developing a pupil's independence and will continue to provide chances for children to develop their skills and develop as leaders of the future.

 

 

"I know how to help my child at home."

 

"I strongly agree" = 95.5 %

"I agree"             =   1.5 %

"I don't agree"     =     0 %

"I don't know"      =   3.0 %

 

Our actions:

Through Partnership meetings, we discuss ways in which parents and carers will help your child and give information on your child's next steps in learning, making sure that parents are aware of the expectations for homework in light of the changes to the National Curriculum. We shall be consulting with parents this year on developing a new Homework Policy which will outline expectations for pupils.

 

 

"Pupils behave well."

 

"I strongly agree" = 81.8 %

"I agree"             =  15.2 %

"I don't agree"     =     0  %

"I don't know"      =   3.0 %

 

Our actions:

We work very closely with parents and carers as a partnership, making sure they are aware of any problems and how they can work together with the College to resolve them. In addition to this we provide support via our F.A.C.T. team (Families and College Together) with liaises with external agencies to help provide support. If issues arise with behaviour, we believe it is important that the College forms a partnership with Parents and carers to address these issues and challenge poor behaviour together, supporting the child at College and at home.

 

 

"Concerns I have about my child are dealt with promptly."

 

"I strongly agree" = 92.4 %

"I agree"             =   7.6 %

"I don't agree"     =     0 %

"I don't know"      =     0 %

 

Our actions:

We are always very vigilant when it comes to the well-being of our pupils in our care, and encourage parents and carers to bring any concerns that they have about their child's College work or behaviour to the attention the class Teacher in the first instance.

We also invite parents and carers to raise their E-Safety awareness, both through Orientation Mornings and meetings held in partnership with outside agencies such as Community Wardens.

 

 

 

"The school is a good place for my child to be."

 

"I strongly agree" = 97.0 %

"I agree"             =    3.0 %

"I don't agree"     =     0 %

"I don't know"      =     0 %

 

Our actions:

Children are at the heart of everything we do and the College Leadership Team make sure that everything possible is done to benefit our pupils, using a range of initiatives we have set up. We look very carefully at how we deploy Support Staff and resources and communicate with parents and carers as to what provisions are being put in place to improve learning opportunities for their child.

 

 

"I regularly attend Partnership evenings and make every effort to keep in contact with my child's teacher."

 

"I strongly agree" = 93.9 %

"I agree"             =   3.0 %

"I don't agree"     =     0 %

"I don't know"      =   3.0 %

 

Our actions:

We do understand that a very small minority of our parents decide not to attend or are unable to attend Parent Partnerships meetings. We hold meetings over 2 days twice a year, so that working parents can have the opportunity to attend their child's meeting later into the evening. However, for those who cannot attend, we always provide written feedback, and parents can request a telephone consultation from the class teacher at an agreed time.

 

 

 "The College provides opportunities to keep me informed with my child's progress."

 

"I strongly agree" = 95.5 %

"I agree"             =   4.5 %

"I don't agree"     =     0 %

"I don't know"      =     0 %

 

Our actions:

More than ever now. we now have a range of ways that parents and carers are kept informed about their child's progress, with Parent Partnership evenings, Newsletters, the College website and the Teacher2parents texting service, as well as sending home certificates for good work, such as "Summygrams."

We urge parents and carers to make sure that they provide the College Office with up-to-date contact details as it can be very challenging for us to contact parents directly if telephone numbers or addresses are incorrect. If we need to contact you, we shall always use the first named contact for the child.

 

 

This survey was completed by 66 parents and our thanks go to them.

 

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