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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

●Agree

●Disagree

●Strongly Disagree

●Don't Know

The statements were:

1. My child happy at school

2. My child feels safe at school

3. The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

4. My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively 

5. The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year 

6. When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly

7. Does your child have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)? 

8. Please answer only if your answer to Q7 was yes. My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed

9. The school has high expectations for my child

10. My child does well at this school 

11. The school lets me know how my child is doing

12. There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school

13.  My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school 

14. The school supports my child's wider personal development

15.  I would recommend this school to another parent

Of the 70 responses received across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:

  • 98.57% stated that their child was happy at the school and the same % said their child felt safe at school.
  • 92.42% stated that they would recommend Heaton Avenue to another parent

The positive comments received covered a range of areas such as

  • My child has only just started in reception and see seems very happy when she talks about what she has been doing 
  • Excellent facilities, staff, approach, attitude, just an all round brilliant school
  • Excellent caring staff who always want to help

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

  • I would like my child to have the opportunity to learn a language properly and for french not to be taught only occasionally, if there was an opportunity to take a language after school I would think many children would benefit
  • Maybe a bit more communication as it all seems to be through apps and these can be easily be missed
  • Please can you be mindful of sending out so many class dojo messages. We can often get four or five from the same person in one day! Whilst I appreciate being kept informed of things, it is very difficult trying to keep up with all the messages, whilst carrying out your daily routine
  • Compared to other local schools there isn’t many clubs on offer.
  • More extracurricular sports needed

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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