Thank you to the parents who attended the Parents Forum on Wednesday 26th September. We were really pleased with the turn out and grateful for some really useful and constructive feedback. One of the parents suggested that we published notes of the meeting in case working parents who could not attend the meeting could get a feel of what had been discussed and suggested. We felt this was an excellent suggestion so here goes…
We had OFSTED on 11th September and we are currently waiting for the validated letter to send out to parents. We have been told by OFSTED that we cannot disclose their judgement until then but we can say that it was a one day inspection and we are happy with their outcome – we can re-write this if we publish after the letter has gone out to parents.
Jervoise end of year results
We were delighted to share our end of year results with parents. Last academic year our children were attaining just below the national average at the end of Reception however they have made better than expected progress. Our children in year 2 achieve the same standard as other schools nationally and our year 6 did better than most pupils nationally.
Monitoring, focus and working with the Other school in the MAT
As always teaching and learning is the focus at Jervoise and ensuring pupils make progress and love learning. We are going to also be looking at how we can push children to apply their learning across different subjects and this will ensure they are working at a higher level (high achievers). Hilary Wheeldon, Anna Williams and Alison Lowe monitor the learning that goes on at Jervoise and we check books, watch lessons and talk to children about their learning to ensure that we continue to deliver good quality teaching and learning. Every lesson teacher’s are assessing your children and looking at what they need to do to move forward. Teacher meets with other teachers in the Multi Academy Trust (MAT) to check their assessment are correct and books, assessments and test results are cross referenced to make sure teachers are really confident with their judgements. We work well with other MAT school and we are constantly improving when we collaborate with them.
Questions and suggestions from parents
1. Some children are not able to access the internet or relevant apps due to the devices they have at home. They cannot always complete the tasks they are given.
2. Parents like the format of the large homework sheets which give children the opportunity to select which tasks they want to complete.
1. Children to receive a hard copy of the home learning whenever necessary. Possibly use computers at the library
2.Teachers will give the homework sheets for completion next half term
Some children struggle when trying to use cursive script
Children need to practise letter formation so that they can eventually join letters. It is easier for them to learn this from the start so that they don’t have to relearn how to form letters when they need to join Letterjoin is something that can be used at home.
Is the Children’s University programme taking place?
School will make enquiries to see if Children’s University is happening this year. If not, it may be something that the MAT can offer.
School Planners/Homework Diaries
Parents really appreciate regular feedback in the homework planners/journals
School will ensure that teachers give comments and respond to questions/comments raised by parents on a weekly basis.
Some parents would like help in supporting their children with their work at home. Methods have changed since they were at school so they are not always sure of how to help
School to consider workshops for parents.
Parents would like to know more about Internet safety
School to provide information through a workshop/meeting.
Children are responding well to Dojo points which is a reward system given in class.