Parent Voice

 A response to our Parent Voice meetings

 

 You said that you:

 

We responded by:

Were concerned that we did not have sufficient toilets in school. We are looking into opening toilets on B corridor for Y7 use (finances permitting).
Would like more information about options. We hosted an evening for Y9 parents to come in and discuss KS4 options.

All curriculum information is now clearly displayed on the website.

We gave you the opportunity to speak with a senior member of staff about your son/daughter’s options at a Parent Voice meeting.

Would like the school planner to be promoted more. The planner will be discussed at the next Parent Voice meeting
Wanted us to review our procedures for children with Type 2 Diabetes. Staff have undergone training on the symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes.
Wanted another opportunity to discuss your child’s progress in Year 11. An additional Parents’ Evening was hosted for parents of students who were not making expected progress in order to discuss their child’s progress.
Required help to support your son/daughter with revision. Our Pastoral Deputy produced an informative text: ‘ How Can Parents Make A Difference?’
Would like material that is distributed during parent voice meetings to be published on the website. A Parent Voice tab is being added to the parent section of our website.
Didn’t feel that there were enough trips for all children. Despite the Arts and Science teams running over a hundred trips last year, we are now working on creating trips and experiences for all. Every child in the school has been offered the opportunity to attend an end of year experience. Every child in Y7 went on the pantomime trip and all Y7 students were invited to attend a trip to Magna.
Would like to know what was on our curriculum. We have published our curriculum maps for every subject on the school website.
Felt that it would be helpful to receive information about where you could take your son/daughter in order to improve their subject knowledge. The curriculum maps on the school website include details of exciting and interesting places to visit with your child/children.
Would like students to receive a visual careers document that made it clear what careers were available if you opted for a particular subject. This request has been shared with the Curriculum Deputy.
Wanted to receive the information about Parent Voice meetings two weeks prior to the meeting. In addition, we should publish the dates on MyEd. This will be an expectation for future meetings.

All Parent Voice meetings to be published on the website.

 

Thought parents should be invited to attend a STEAM event. We invited some of the new Y6 parents to afternoon tea.

We plan to host a community afternoon in the new school year.

Thought it would be useful to conduct a skills audit of parents. Following a successful staff audit, Mrs Provoost will create a skills audit. Parents/carers will have the option to complete a voluntary audit when they attend other events in school.
Felt that we would benefit if we invited local businesses in one afternoon. Mrs Provoost is arranging for an afternoon tea event, to be held on Friday 8th September, during which students will pitch their ideas, for the new STEAM cultural space, to our visitors and ask for their support with creating the new space.