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Parent questionnaire feedback

We would like to thank all parents that took the time to complete the questionnaire sent out on 20th March 2018.

We would like to thank everyone for their ideas about how the planned community room could be used. These have been shared with governors and planning for a new community room has started. We value your ideas for how the community room could be used and look forward to working with you to develop the community room.

The leadership team has looked at the comments and where appropriate contacted individual parents. Other actions have also been planned to address some of the comments.

Question Strongly

agree

Agree Disagree Strongly

disagree

No

opinion

My child is happy at this school

 

57%

55

41%

40

1%

1

0% 1%

1

My child feels safe at this school

 

57%

55

41%

40

0%

 

1%

1

1%

1

My child makes good progress at this school

 

43%

35

51%

41

3%

2

1%

1

2%

2

My child is well looked after at this school

 

53%

51

42%

41

3%

3

1%

1

1%

1

My child is taught well at this school

 

54%

52

44%

42

0% 1%

1

1%

1

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

 

44%

42

46%

44

4%

4

1%

1

5%

5

This school ensures the pupils are well behaved

 

42%

41

54%

52

1%

1

1%

1

2%

2

This school deals effectively with bullying

 

34%

32

47%

45

7%

7

3%

3

9%

8

This school is well led and managed

 

41%

39

54%

52

1%

1

2%

2

2%

2

This school responds well to any concern I raise

 

37%

35

52%

49

2%

2

1%

1

9%

8

I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress

 

44%

43

53%

51

1%

1

1%

1

1%

1

 

Would you recommend this school to another parent?

 

Yes

98%

89

No

2%

2

Figures below % are number of responses.

97 questionnaires returned.

SoundLab-Cov

SoundLab-Cov visited Year 6 on Monday 26th March. The children had a fantastic afternoon listening to some performances, learning about different instruments, taking part in some singing and rapping and some even getting the chance to perform their own pieces with the band! It was AMAZING!

SoundLab-Cov are currently looking for young people (aged 10-16) from a range of musical interests and styles including: spoken word, dance, electronic, jazz, classical and more. They’re inviting you to come and join their new project ‘SoundLab-Cov’ where you will work with a team of professional musicians to develop your own music making skills. This is happening this summer term and running (mostly) weekly on Saturdays at Sidney Stringer Academy in the mornings (10am-12:30pm) and afternoons (1:30pm-4:00pm). Dates are: 21st & 28th April, 12th & 19th May, then the 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th June 2018.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our year 6’s and the best thing is that IT IS FREE! if you’re not sure if it is for you or not then go and try the open day session on Tuesday 10th April 10am-12pm at City College.

If you’re interested then you can book a place via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soundlab-cov-summer-sessions-registration-43953506120

The afternoon was so fantastic and the children took so much from it! Thanks for visiting SoundLab-Cov!

 

Joe Cook (spoken word poet) visits KS2!

 

On Tuesday 20th March Joe Cook visited KS2 to do a poetry workshop with each year group. The children had an amazing time and were so inspired by him! He engaged with them all so well and got some fantastic pieces of work from them. He used the tag line ‘Is poetry boring?’ by the end of their sessions they answered ‘No way! it’s so much fun!’ Joe had a brilliant way of getting them to understand how poetry is used in so many different ways and showed them how current artists in the music industry use it in their work.

 

100% Attenders in KS1

Well done to all the children in KS1 who managed to get 100% attendance this term. Nearly a third of the children achieved this. Next term we are looking to improve on this figure and get it up to half the KS1 children. Well Done!

We can use describing words

In Reception, children have been learning to write sentences using describing words. The teachers modelled how to write the sentences, then the children had a go for themselves. They were given an object to describe and were then asked to write sentences, independently. Lots of wonderful sentences were written using describing words.  Keep up the good work!