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Parental Feedback 18-19

Parents/Guardians were asked via Survey Monkey to rate 12 statements relating to their child’s learning experiences within school against the following criteria:

●Strongly Agree



●Strongly Disagree

●Don't Know

The statements were:

1. My child happy at school

2. My child feels safe at school

3. My child makes good progress

4. My child is well looked after

5. My child is taught well

6. My child receives appropriate homework for their age

7. The school makes sure pupils are well behaved

8. The school deals effectively with bullying

9. The school is well led and managed

10. The school responds well to any concerns I have raised

11. I receive valuable information about my child's progress

12. Would you recommend this school to another parent?

Of the 50 responses received across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:

  • 36 showed that parents/guardians agreed or strongly agreed with all the statements.

- 3 of these responses added further positive comments.

The positive comments received covered a range of areas such as

  • 'The consistent and frequent use of Tapestry in Foundation Stage
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Promtly dealing with issues'

5 parents/guardians commented that the “School would be better if...”:

- Further space could be provided for children to eat their lunch

- More regular and personalised feedback

- More space could be provided for the amount of children on roll

- More targetted and specific homework activities

In order to ensure that parents comments are received and taken under consideration, we have implemented the following improvements throughout this academic year:

- Liaising with Kirklees services (providers of our school dinners) to see how we can use technology to further enhance our lunchtime provision to ensure that children have ample time and space to eat their dinner. Our school council have also been looking at ways to reduce the amount of waste created at lunchtime and the amount of plastic that is currently being brought into school in lunchboxes and in school dinner juices cartons, straws etc. Please find further information relating to parental views below.

- As well as our Parents Evenings, held biannually, we are always keen to continue our communication with parents with regards to their children's academic progress. In addition to the NFER standardised tests which are reported which are reported on 3 times a year in Years 3, 4 and 5 and annually in Year 1; the Accelerated Reader reports (4 times a year); the areas for development sheets in Y2 and Y6; half termly Parents Webs; Welcome to Key Stage meetings; assessment evenings and SATs evenings, we have also provided access to a vast array of online communication platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Class Dojo, OurSchoolApp and our school website where we always endeavour to keep you up to date with your child's progress within school.  Please asks any member of staff within school if you would like more information about any of these.

- In terms of specific homework tasks, the children now have access to another wide array of online platforms on which homework may be set. These include Accelerated Reader, Times Tables Rockstars, DoodleMaths, Class Dojo, Oxford Owl and SATs companion. If you or your child require reminders about usernames and password, again, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  



Feedback from Parental Consultation Evening - April 19

We really appreciate your extended views at Heaton Avenue and value any feedback we receive. At the most recent parents evening, we received some lovely comments and some useful suggestions which are detailed below. We want to continue to support your child in the best possible way and we hope that if you have any suggestions of how we can do this, you will pop into school and speak to us. Thank you to all those many parents who took the time to fill in our suggestion and compliments form.

Positive Feedback

‘All staff are extremely supportive. I know that if I have any concerns or questions, they will be heard.’

‘Great engagement through Class Dojo to highlight individual/ group achievement as well as to share key messages re numeracy/ literacy approach.’

‘Staff moves and appointments have been confirmed on Dojo/ School App.’

‘Doing a good service – helpful staff and sufficient time given to each pupil.’

‘I always feel I can ask questions should I need to. I am kept up to date with everything I need to know. Thank you.’

‘So far, I am really impressed with Heaton Avenue and the education my daughter (Y1) is receiving. The respect students have is evident in the assemblies and I can’ fault any of the teachers at all – keep up the good work!’

‘All apps are easy to use and are helpful’.

‘Nothing to improve, lovely school’.

‘Really happy with it all. All teachers extremely positive’.


Further Suggestions

More work needed on the lunch pre-selection process as some children change their minds throughout the morning.

The work we have undertaken around our meal selector service and the implementation of the 'bands' system is detailed above. We hope that this alleviates any concerns that arise around the pre-selection of school dinners.

Giving even more Dojos out to further encourage the children

This is certainly something that has been implemented as we are all for positive praise-  along with our citizenship scheme, praise postcards, stickers, Star Award, Gold Award, Dojo parties, half termly house prizes and many other rewards

Please can we have a list explaining the meanings of verious grammatical words e.g. subordinating conjunction, adverb, pronoun etc.

Absolutely. You will find this below:

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