Feedback on Parent Survey
Results from the recently completed parent survey have now been analysed and reveal that over 95% of respondents feel that their child is making good progress in school. The survey was carried out amongst parents of children in Years 7-10 with over 440 replies. It is also pleasing to reveal that parents believe the overwhelming majority of children are being taught well and that their needs are being met.
Other overwhelmingly positive responses highlighted the strength of the extra-curricular opportunities offered by staff at the school and there was also recognition that parents are well supported in their role of helping with their child's learning.
The main problem raised in comments made by some parents centred on a concern over the number of supply staff being utilised in core subjects and the effect this is having on low level behaviour issues within the lower school.
We are currently in the process of recruiting additional staff and 5 high calibre specialist staff have already been appointed for Easter / September since the survey was carried out. Further advertisements have also been placed.
We will continue to monitor classroom behaviour where issues have been raised and provide support for staff who require it. Parents can help the school by signing up to the 'parent information gateway' which allows them access to their child's behaviour record and thus more detailed monitoring information for home intervention.
Thank you to all parents who participated in this survey which helps the school to move forward in its quest to progress and improve further.
On Wednesday the 28th of January, the Y10 GCSE Drama classes went to the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester to watch ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ the world-famous musical based on the original horror movie by Roger Corman.