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Please make an appointment to see Miss Kendell at anytime by telephoning the school office on 01245 248229. 

  • Action Plan in Response to Parents/Carers Survey
    Area Action Timeline
    Section 1
    Homework 
    • 6% of those who returned their survey do not feel the homework tasks are explained clearly.
    • 13% of those who returned their survey do not feel their children understand the homework tasks set.
    • 10% of those who returned their survey do not feel the homework set is sufficient. 
     
    Homework, along with marking and feedback, will continue to be monitored by the Governing Body as part of its monitoring and evaluation programme. 
    A short survey will be sent out to all parents and carers allowing us to ask more specific questions about the type of homework, timing and the amount of homework set. 
    Your views, evidence from monitoring visits and homework tasks will be reviewed in July 2014 allowing us to make appropriate changes ready for the new school year.  . 
     
    June 2014
     
     
    June 2014
     
     
    July, 2014
    Playground
    • 7% of those who returned their survey do not feel the playground is well equipped. 
     
    During this summer term the following developments are planned:
    • A roof on the original decking area providing shade over the story telling chair and benches.
    • Rumble strips on the slopes on the decking area to reduce slippage during wet weather.
    • Removal of the old canopy and supporting posts providing more space for the children to play in.
    • Fixing of a number of activity boards around the playground that the children have chosen.
    • Purchasing additional small equipment such as balls, hoops, tennis rackets as directed by the children.
    • Planting in the garden area by the main gates.
     
    July 2014
    Section 2
    Communication
    • 5% of those who returned their survey do not feel it is easy to communicate with their child’s classroom teacher. 
     
    Weekly surgeries have been in place for parents since February, 2014.  These now take place every week making teachers available for 50 minutes every week at the same time. 
    • Miss Towns, Mr Clark and Mrs Hills are available from 3.10 to 4.00pm every Tuesday after school.
    • Miss Moncrieff is available from 8.15 to 8.45am every Wednesday before school. 
    Appointments can be made in person at the school office, via request slip or by e-mail.  We will continue to monitor the use and effectiveness of these arrangements along with overall satisfaction.
     
     
    Completed and
    on-going
    Role of Governing Body 
    • 10% of those who returned their survey do not feel they understand the role of the school’s Governing Body.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • 15% of those who returned their survey do not feel they receive sufficient information about the school’s Governing Body.
    • Governors’ table and representatives of the Governing Body have been high profile at the recent parents’ evening talking to parents and carers.   This will continue in the future. 
    • The Governors noticeboard, located in the reception area, contains key information about the role of the Governing Body.
    • Information regarding the role of the Governing Body will be produced and included in the information pack sent to all new parents.
    • A copy of the latest Full Governing Body (FGB) minutes is available on the Governors noticeboard. 
    • The Chairman of Governors will ensure that at the next FGB meeting Governors will discuss ways of improving communications with parents to highlight decisions made and priorities the Governing Body is working on.
     
    Completed and
    on-going
     
    On-going
     
     
    September, 2014
    and on-going
     
    On-going
     
    July 2014
    Section 3
    Information on FORS
    • 6% of those who returned their survey do not feel information they received about how to become a member of FORS is clear.
    • 7% of those who returned their survey do not feel they receive relevant information from FORS about how funds are allocated.    
    • FORS Coffee Morning 
    • FORS newsletter to go out regularly providing information on how to become a member and how funds are allocated. 
    • FORS to keep their section on our school website up to date.
     
    1st May 2014
     
    June 2014
    June 2014
    Section 4
    There were a number of statements made in the additional comments section by parents and carers.  All comments have been considered carefully and the common themes have been addressed below. 
    Music and French Lessons
    • Some parents and carers who returned their survey expressed a concern that the children are not taught French and Music. 
    • All children have a regular Music and French slot in their weekly timetable.  All our teachers are qualified to teach Music and French in the primary curriculum. 
    • In addition, the school subscribes to Essex Music Service and piano tuition is currently available every Wednesday – fees apply for this service.  Subject to demand, other types of music tuition may be available.  Please enquire at the school office for more information.  
    On-going
    Job Share in Year 3 and 4
    • Some parents and carers who returned their survey expressed a concern that the children in Year 3 and 4 are taught by two teachers as a job share. 
    • This will continue in the summer term, and provision is in place to ensure that the teachers have time to meet regularly about your children. 
    • We are currently recruiting for a new full time teacher for the 2014/15 academic year and will keep you informed of progress. 
    April 2014
     
     
    September 2014
    Topic overview 
    • Some parents and carers felt it would be beneficial to have a topic overview sent out at the beginning of each half term. 
    • This is a good idea.  A topic overview will be provided at the end of the first week back of each half term. 
    28th April 2014
    &
    6th June 2014