Parent Voice

Parent Voice is run for the parents and carers of children at Kibworth Primary. Parent voice is about creating a platform for parent’s voices to be heard, creating opportunities for parents to be involved in school matters and improving communications between the school and the parents/community.

Parent/Carer Interviews Overview Autumn Term 2016

Parents Homework Questionnaire Analysis February 2016

The table below outlines parent concerns from our latest parent survey and what action is to be taken regarding each of these.

The only issues raised by several parents were class size, Christian ethos, timely communication. Many parents were very complimentary.
Issue Action By When
Scale of after school club – needs extending so it is available to all The school is currently very short of space and we have to prioritise classroom space. We are working towards providing three classes in each year group from September. Following the conversion of the Hall corridor into a Rainforest Library our next step will be to make the old library/Sunshine Club into a classroom. This means a temporary move for Sunshine Club. We then hope to be able to provide Sunshine club with more space which will enable it to expand.
How we teach maths – examples and ways of helping parents to support their child We have a calculation policy available on the website which outlines the methods we use in school. We will hold a Maths information evening in September.Calculation policy can be found within the maths section, here
Who is the SEND co-ordinator Mrs Marks will be taking on the role of SEND co-ordinator from The beginning of June.
Notice of open days and class assemblies further inadvance. These are all sent out on the whole school calendar in September. We endeavour not to change class assembly and open dates once they have been published early in September.
Trip and sporting dates further in advance We aim to give three weeks notice for any educational visits and a minimum of one weeks notice for sporting events. This year we have not always been able to achieve this target due to the introduction of the new curriculum and the late arrangement of sporting fixtures.
Website no information for new starters on school uniform, start and finish time, water bottles etc. This information will go on the website.
Better structure control when parents/grandparents are invited into school We will review our procedures.
Letters have spelling mistakes, grammatical errors We will review our procedures
Governors role needs to be demystified and transparent – no feedback on parent elections There were no applicants for the parent governor role. It was decided at the full governors meeting that we had sufficient parent governors. The governors have held drop in sessions and published newsletters. We will make this an agenda item at the next meeting.
Class sizes and need for 3 form entry With total school numbers of 525 this is the first year we can financially enable three classes to operate in each year group. We have now been allocated money from the builders of new houses in the area which will enable us to extend the school. This will not be in place for the start of the Autumn term but we have enough room in school to provide learning spaces for 3classes in each year group with a maximum class size next year across the school of 30.
Children receive too much homework at school We had parents suggesting more and those suggesting less homework. We try to make homework supportive of the learning taking place in school and tailored to children’s learning targets.
School hall – size YR eating at 11:30, Y6 have to eat outside Extension of the school hall and the installation of air conditioning are part of the second phase of our building plans.
Slow or no response to concerns raised We try to respond to all concerns as soon as possible. Please email or telephone if you have not received a response – it may just be a communication error.
Failure to respond to parent requests Please remind us. We never knowingly ignore requests but may not always be able to give the response requested.
Inconsistent behaviour expectations The school has a behaviour policy, available on the website, which all staff follow. We have some children with specific needs whom we break down the behaviour policy for.
The school is not inspiring children to participate in sport – we need to start winning games, the long jump pit is in poor condition.Are PE teachers qualified? PE teachers are qualified.
Educate parents about their irresponsible parking We do remind parents frequently and have held meetings with the police and highways department. We have been advised that any illegal or dangerous driving/parking should be reported to the police.
Staff – particularly kitchen and cleaning – smoking immediately outside the school gates Request staff do not smoke outside the school gates
Advertising area in newsletters to raise revenue Good idea! We will investigate this for our monthly newsletter.
Lack of girls sport We have had football, netball.
Update of how school is meeting new housing demands See previous answer.
More individual rewards for children We try to ensure that all children receive awards for exceptional effort. We have a number of reward schemes in place both across school and in individual classes.
Some classrooms do not look tidy or well cared for We are working on this!
Sometimes my child’s homework is not marked We would expect children to receive feedback on all homework. This may be through class discussion, individual verbal feedback or through use of the homework in lessons.
Closer links to pre schools We agree! This will form part of our Education Plan for the next academic year.
Not enough time to eat at lunchtimes, eating outside in all weather There is enough time for all children to eat at their own pace. Children in Year 6 can choose to eat either inside or outside in the courtyard.

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