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New Starters Questionnaires

Parent Attitude

Parents' Evening

Parent Workshop

Parent - School Communication

 

For any further information about Parent Feedback, please contact Mr S Loynds (sloynds@trawden.lancs.sch.uk)

If you would like more information about Parent Voice, please contact Mr P Wright (Chair of Governors) or Mr J Huggett (Vice Chair).

 

Previous Feedback

Parent Feedback

We organise a range of Parent Workshops and Information Evenings during the year and are open to suggestions by parents to develop these further. The workshops usually last for 1 hour and are delived by school staff or a resprentative from the Local Authority.

If you are a parent and are interested in finding out more about the workshops, or need additional guidance on how you can help support your child at home, please speak to the Class Teacher or Mrs Clark.

Parent Consultation Evening Autumn 2015

Thank you to all of our Parents and Carers for completing the Parent Consultation Evening feedback questionnaire. 67 completed questionnaires were collected. A summary of the results are as follows:

Did the consultation provide you with all the information you needed?

99% responded yes

Following the consultation, do you know more fully what your child needs to do to improve in English and Mathematics?

96% responded yes

Is there any further information we can provide you with that would help you to help your child at home?

34% Maths Calculations/ Problem Solving

15% Reading

12% Phonics

10% Assessment

4% E-Safety

As a result of the feedback, Maths Calculation booklets will be sent out to those Parents requesting  a 'handout' and a Maths Problem Solving workshop will run in the Spring Term, followed by an English workshop (Phonics and Reading)

Parent Questionnaire 2015

Thank you to all of our Parents and Carers who complete the Parent Questionniare (62) The main strengths in personal development, behaviour and welfare are as follows:

  • Children are safe and well cared for (98% of Parents/Carers agreed)
  • Children enjoy school (96% of Parents/Carers agreed)
  • Children in school behave well (93% of Parents/ Carers agreed)
  • Children are making good progress (91% of Parents/Carers agreed)

Comments:

‘The school is giving my child the best education and support’

‘Children’s development is really well supported and tailored to meet individual needs, even academically ’bright’ children receive extra help where needed’

‘This is a very caring inclusive school, children are happy and settled’

‘The nurturing side to the school is fantastic’

‘The school is giving my child the best education and support’

‘Children’s development is really well supported and tailored to meet individual needs, even academically ’bright’ children receive extra help where needed’

eSafety

Having access to online information and the functionality that the internet can offer has many benefits and for most it plays an important part of our everyday lives. However, as technology moves on at such a pace it ican be a challenge to keep up with new trends and developments, particularly with regard to mobile devices/games technology and safe accessibility to online material.

The e-safety workshop, September 2015, gave parents practical advice and guidance as to how they can keep their child safe online and who to talk to if concerned.

Your Feedback on the eSafety workshop:

67% of parents felt that they knew more about e-Safety at the end of the workshop and they all felt that it was of some use with 33% feeling it was very useful.

Assessing Without Levels

The Workshop outlined the main changes to assessment- described below and the comments received were extremely positive. Out of the 43 Parents and Carers who attended the workshop, over 94% of Parents felt it was a very useful workshop.

'this was a very useful session'   'kept light but informative'

'great to hear about the changes but in a different context'

'many thanks'

'I knew some before but feel I can talk to my child about their progress better now'

Last year in 2014, the DfE removed assessing with levels for children in primary schools. Schools are to be encouraged to create their own non-levels based assessment system and we have adopted a system called KLIPS (Key Learning In Primary Schools) and report on whether a child is 'Entering', 'Developing' or 'Secure' within a school year.

Effective Assessment Systems should;

  • Give reliable information to parents about how their child, and their child’s school is performing
  • Help drive improvement for pupils and teachers
  • Make sure the school is keeping up with external best practice and innovation

                         (DfE Assessment Principles)

Early Years Foundation Stage Unit (EYFS)

Children in the EYFS will continue to be assessed against the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP for short).

At the end of Reception these are reported as Emerging, Expected or Exceeding the Early Learning Goals in each area.

Evidence is gathered across the year to create ‘Learning Journeys’ for all children in EYFS and we value all contributions from parents and carers to these documents.

Assessment in EYFS is gathered through observations of learners, samples of learning, photographs and conversations which demonstrate the child’s understanding of a given concept and we encourage Parents/ Carers to contribute to this evidence.owl

In addition to this, staff identify the learning behaviours of children and plan lessons and activities to develop a wide range of learning skills in preparation for the next stage in their education Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).

Maths Calculations

The Workshop outlined the progression in written methods from jotting to formal written methods. Mental calculation underpins written calculation whether formal or informal and is therfore taught, practised and developed alongside.

92% of the 27 Parents/ Carers who attended felt they had learned more about the written calculation methods taught in school and out of the 65% of parents who said they lacked confidence in supporting their child with calculations with homework, over 80% felt this had improved following the workshop.

Our Written Calculations can be found under 'Policies' in the Information Section of the website. If you are a parents or carer and would like a hard copy of the Calculation Guidelines  or any advice on supporting your child at home with Maths, please contact Mrs Atkinson (Maths Leader)




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