Parents’ Survey 2016

July 18th, 2016.

Dear Parents/Carers,

On behalf of the Governing Body of Nevill Road Junior School, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to complete the survey at the recent parents’ evening. The results of this year’s survey are now available to view here.

In addition to presenting the overall survey results, the data has also been broken down by year group.

Your feedback and views form a vital part of indicating where the Governing Body needs to concentrate its efforts over the course of the next year. The survey results have been discussed extensively, both amongst the Governing Body and with the teaching staff. These very productive discussions have resulted in three broad themes emerging:-

  • Homework: The Governors agreed that the School would review the homework policy ready to be shared with parents at the start of next year. This is currently being done, and the revised policy will be distributed to all parents/carers as soon as possible at the start of next term.
  • Behaviour: The behaviour policy will be reviewed early in the autumn term. Three members of teaching staff are attending a three-day training course around restorative approaches to dealing with behaviour. Members of staff at the infant school are also completing this course, which will enable the two schools to work together on both defining and enforcing aspects of good behaviour. In addition, many of you will have now interacted with Mr. Black, the School’s newly appointed Learning and Pastoral Care Manager. Over the last few weeks, Mr. Black has been working with the Year 2 children’s transition to Year 3 in particular, both to ensure that expected behaviours are understood and to address concerns from the children about the transition process.
  • Communication with parents: Governors and staff have discussed ways we can raise the profile of the School by involving parents. Staff have come up with some excellent suggestions, and we have already started to pencil in events for next year. Some of these have already been outlined in Ms. Harrison’s most recent newsletter. The School will also organise training for all staff on using and adding information to the website, and we have discussed the use of the website and other media, e.g. Facebook and Twitter, and the possible use of class blogs. Updates on this will follow in due course.

If you have any questions or concerns relating to either the survey or the actions listed above, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or another member of the Governing Body. We would be more than happy to speak with you.

Finally, I hope that both you and your children have a peaceful and relaxing summer. With some luck, the sun might even make an appearance at some point! I look forward to interacting with those of you who will be returning in September, and for those whose children are moving on, I thank you for your valuable contributions to the running of the School.

Yours sincerely,
Richard Reece
Chair, Nevill Road Junior School Governing Body