What Our Parents Are Saying
Through our communications with parents, here are some examples of the comments our parents have made and the changes to our school that have been put in place to enhance the educational experience of our children.
"We would like more communication between home and school"
Many parents felt communication between school and home was very important and really liked the systems we had in place. To enhance this further, we introduced home-school contact books and fortnightly newsletters. For Early years, the home-school contact books were adapted to encourage parents to keep their child's teacher informed of any developmental achievements at home. At our parents evenings, parents were kept informed of their child's targets. We also operate an open door policy.
"Parking can be difficult in the mornings"
Due to the nature of the narrow lane our school is situated on, some parents commented on how parking can be difficult at key drop off times. To alleviate some of these difficulties, we decided to open school early at 8:45am to stagger the amount of traffic and to allow the children to enter school in a calm manner ready to learn.
"I would like to support my child with reading more"
Many parents expressed an interest in wanting to support their children further with their reading at home. In response to this and wanting to update and revamp the books the children read, we invested in a new book scheme across the entire school. Each book has helpful questions and activity suggestions in the back for the parents to use.
"Could we have more clubs?"
Sporting events and after school clubs were highly valued by our parents with requests coming in for more clubs particularly for the Early Years children. We now offer a wide variety of clubs for all age groups across the school with a different event running each night. We also take advantage of external providers and the School's Sports Partnership attending sporting events regularly including athletics and Tag Rugby. Please visit the Clubs section for a full list.
"The children need more opportunities to develop their enterprise skills"
In the Autumn Term, all children across the school will be taking part in enterprise day in the style of The Apprentice. Each class will design, make, market and sell a product to parents and families on an open day. The children will be taught how to work out the profit made and the value of money. All money raised will go back into school funds directly to enhance the children's learning experiences.
"We would like a residential trip for the Year 6 children like PGL"
The Year 6 children have all been given the opportunity to attend a PGL visit in Grantham this July.
Since September, parents have been invited to attend their child's school celebration worships and class worships in which we have received very positive comments in your feedback. We have held a phonics workshop for parents new to the Read, Write, Inc scheme which has been very helpful for the children. We have a new homework policy that clearly sets out the school's expectations in order to help parents support their children in their learning.
We also sent out a questionnaire which comments will be analysed and acted upon.
We would like to share with you just some of the positive comments that were a common theme throughout many of your responces.
"We strongly agree that Christian principles are evident in the way that the school works. This is very important to our family and is the reason we chose a Church of England school."
"We welcome the introduction of home-school contact books and consistent homework. Great idea for the times tables and spelling class competitions."
"My child enjoys school so much, I am very happy and privileged that she is part of Humberston C of E!"