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You said... we did...

As a school, we are continually striving for improvement. Feedback from parents is integral to this process. The school and governors regularly send out questionnaires in order to gain feedback. Where possible, this feedback is acted upon. 
The feedback from a governor questionnaire (July 2015) to parents was overwhelmingly positive. The main areas to focus on are outlined below along with the action taken or to be taken. A follow up questionnaire (January 2016) was issued to monitor progress in these specific areas. The results of this showed that the overwhelming majority of parents are happy with the provision in place at St Mary's and the steps taken to improve.

At the end of each year, we also conduct exit interviews with Y6 to gain feedback on their St Mary's experience. The feedback from July 2016 is attached to this page. 

 Area for Development
 What the school has done so far 
 What the school plans to do next
(September 2016)
 How the school communicates with parents
  •  All events added to the school calendar on the website at the beginning of the year
  • Calendar of events for the term ahead added to the newsletter
  • Trips / visitors for the year booked, added to ParentMail and shared with parents at the beginning of the school year
  • Letter rack set up in the main entrance
  •  Half termly parent and pupil forums hosted by the Senior Leadership Team and Governors to gain regular feedback
  • Workshops for parents to contribute to the design of a new style newsletter
  • You said...We did... added to the school website to feedback from the parent questionnaire and forums
  • New style newsletter in use
  • New year group specific workshops
  • Workshop regarding the school approach to the curriculum
 Consistent management of behaviour
  •  School and governors have redrafted the behaviour policy
  •  Parent and pupil consultation on redrafted behaviour policy
  • Governors to carry out regular learning walks to monitor the implementation of the policy once it is agreed
  • Promote the use of learning behaviour language
  • Track individual rewards
 Home Learning
  •  Presentation for parents about the school's home learning policy
  • Presentation about the school's home learning policy added to the school website
  •  Additional English home learning available 
 The range of extra curricular activities
  •  Gain feedback from pupils about the types of clubs they would like to see available
  •  Introduce a broader range of clubs based on feedback from pupils
  • Continue to monitor children's interests and adapt clubs accordingly 


Lynsie Tuplin,
26 Sep 2016, 02:44