What Our Parents Say
What do our parents say about us?
As a school we are always eager to find out what our parents and children think about how well we are doing. The views, suggestions, comments and concerns of our community feed into every decision we make and support us greatly in making further improvements.
There are many ways that parents and carers at Grange can have their voices heard. As a small and open school, we believe that the daily informal conversations between parents and school staff are our best means of communication. However, there are times when you might want a more in depth or private discussion about any issue relating to your child’s learning or happiness in school. Parents are welcome to arrange an appointment with a class teacher at any time. Parents are also invited at any time to make an appointment to see me to discuss any issue relating to school.
Each year we also hold termly drop-ins, Parent Consultation meetings, workshops and events in which you can find out more about what we do and how your child is progressing. Parents can also find out information, express any concerns and raise key issues with our excellent parent Governors and our Parental Support Advisor Claire Scott.
Over the last year we also gathered your opinions through feedback from Drop-ins, workshops, the Book Look, report feedback forms and comments on our website and blogs. Each year we also carry out our annual questionnaire of Parents and children.
Parents are also encouraged to give their opinion of the school on www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk
Our Questionnaire Feedback in 2015-16 was some of the best ever with the overwhelming majority of parents very positive about all areas of school life.
We look carefully at parents' comments and suggestions, including those given in the end of year questionnaire. Where possible these are included in our future plans. Where parents had any particular individual concerns we seek to speak to them individually
Aspects of school life some parents talked to us about were;
- More advance notice of school and class events
- Continued detailed opportunities for home-school discussion about children’s learning and progress
- Further development of outdoor play areas
- Forest School for older children
We will be working hard as a school this year to further improve these areas alongside our whole school curriculum priorities which include:
A focus on raising standards in writing even higher at Grange with a drive on grammar and spelling
A focus on depth and mastery to stretch the highest number of our children right across the curriculum.
Continuing to work to develop the ability of each child to discuss their learning, respond to feedback, assess their understanding and think about next steps
Here are some of the comments parents have made about our school:
The ethos of Grange shines through in all of the children. Well done for making this such a fab school where the children love to come every day.
All of our thanks for the great spirit you promote in Grange every day. We are proud our children are part of it
He enjoys every moment of school life. His teacher is passionate about teaching and this shines through in the discussions we have at home about the school day.
He has had a fantastic five years at Grange first school; every member of staff has been instrumental in his development both academically and personally.
My children love Grange and in 9 years I have never had an issue. I find the staff understanding and approachable.
We would like to thank you for all your support at this wonderful community school where we have felt part of the Grange family.
Grange has a very enthusiastic, personal and caring environment1. She really enjoys school and I hope that lasts for many more years.
‘We have been very happy with the education our child has received at Grange. The school is small enough to nurture all the children whatever their abilities and to celebrate their achievements.’
The lovely team at Grange make it a school we are so happy to be a part of”
‘Thank you for all your support with ______’s development throughout her time at Grange. It is an outstanding school because of the commitment of the staff’
‘Thank you for making his education so fun and interesting’
‘Grange is like a family and I would like to thank you for the love and care you have shown ______’
‘The school provides good holistic care, promoting good manners and caring for others.’
‘My child loves school and the activities provided in and out of lessons.’
She has made excellent progress. This is due to the way all the staff work tirelessly to ensure there is a vibrant and varied curriculum.’