We actively seek the views of our parents. We hold regular Parent Forums, Information Evenings and run informal surveys to gauge parental opinion. This page presents parents’ opinions of our school and the experience that it provides for our children.

Please click here for the link to the relevant page of Ofsted’s Parent View site.

At our February Parents’ Evenings, the governors ran a survey to ask parents’ opinions on home/school communications. The results can be found here.

At the parent information evening in May on our assessment system, the parents who attended gave the following evaluation.  Please click here to view the results.

September 2016
You said… We did…
More structured outdoor learning please – den day was great! Y3/4 and Y 1 /2 have already participated in their first outdoor learning days during September. Half termly outdoor learning with particular learning objectives are planned in for all year groups. The cabin is being cleared so it can be used as a learning base again.
Parent skills as volunteers could be more welcomed; eg to help with sewing, cooking, reading A sewing club is being set up by a kind parent volunteer, a request for volunteer help from wider community has been placed in parish magazine, regular welcome afternoon every Monday for Year R /1/2 parents and carers to come into school to hear their child and their friends read has been established; parent volunteer group to open the library after school is established and being trained.
Local minibuses should be used for taking children on local trips A contact with Meon Valley Lions minibus established via church men’s group; school business manager is exploring the costs of using local school mini buses and training volunteer drivers to meet MIDAS requirements.
Children need opportunities to practise sports before entering competitions; more sport and active clubs please, including paid for after school clubs. An external provider for an after school football club is being explored, teaching staff are running a range of free clubs which will develop skills useful in competition, eg netball club, cross country club. Dance club continues from an external provider and a new musical drama club is being offered by another external provider.
We would like better reading diaries and consistent communication about reading between teacher and parent. New diaries developed by Mrs Kennedy Scott are in use from September 2016; expectation re teacher and parent input made clear to staff and children; reading time on Mondays 2.30pm onwards for Year R /1/2 allows time for informal conversations about reading as appropriate for any parents or carers who attend.
We would like new reading books for Year R please. New stock for early years reading under review by English leader and Early Years leader with suggested improvements to be costed up and considered for funding this financial year.
We would like Bug Club to be used consistently. Mrs Best is ensuring the roll over of Bug Club data happens and is thoroughly tested prior to books being added, the Bug Club relaunch for the children will take place in early October and parents will have reminder information at Parents Evenings.
We would like a much stronger computing curriculum and better use of the ICT which PAFs has paid for. Teachers have all had training from Barefoot Computing in teaching coding; our new IT support company is offering free curriculum related training for some teachers to then cascade to colleagues; a parent forum is scheduled for early October for parents to give support; a new wireless router was installed in the summer holiday to boost the signal throughout the school, to enable us to use the devices we have with increased reliability.
Autumn 2015
You said… So we…
We want greater consistency and clearer communication around the setting of homework Ran a parent forum session, reviewed the policy and launched a new approach.
We want a weekly newsletter We went ahead with our plan for St John’s Jottings which comes out each Friday
You wanted greater communication We launched the weekly newsletter, ran parent information evenings and started to send out more parent mails
The school was looking tired Started a process of modernisation and renovation of the Mall.
The clock in the playground has not been working for years Organised for its repair
You wanted more opportunities to be invited into school Had Prayers Round the Tree, put out a request for parent helpers, ran a DIY SOS weekend.
Spring 2016
You said… So we…
We enjoyed the Prayers Around the Tree Year 1&2 produced a special Dinosaur assembly
You wanted more ways to help your child at home Ran information evenings on Handwriting and Growth Mindset. We also reviewed the information that we gave out at Parents’ Evenings.