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Parent/Carer Views

Catholicity and Religious Education

 

On 16th May 2022, parent/carer views on Catholicity and Religious Education were sought. 147 parents responded:

1. 99% agree/strongly that their child/ren enjoy being at this Catholic school.

2. 98% are happy with the values and attitudes that the school.

3. 95% feel welcome at the school.

4. 76% agree/strongly agree that the school seeks the views of parents/carers and takes account of their suggestions and concerns.

5. 80% agree/strongly agree  that the school gives a clear understanding of what is taught in RE.

6. 87% agree/strongly agree that the school enables children to enjoy and achieve a good standard of work in RE.

7. 61% agree/strongly agree that the school keeps them well informed about their child's progress in RE.

 

In response to feedback:

 

  • Weekly updates on children’s learning in Religious Education can be found on the school website: Children – Year Group Pages
  • Regular updates on RE teaching in classes is available via Twitter: @StHelensInfant
  • RE curriculum information outlining the topics taught is sent out termly via Parentmail and is also available on the school website: Key Information – Catholic Life of the School – Curriculum Information – Come and See
  • Celebration Evening: Wednesday 13th July 3.20pm-4.20pm, will give parents and carers the opportunity to go into classrooms and look at children’s work in their books.
  • From September 2022, there will be termly Celebration Evenings to enable children to share their work with families regularly
  • Children’s end of year reports will report on children’s progress and attainment in RE
  • From September 2022, Parent Consultations will include updates on learning in RE as well as English and Maths

School Uniform

 

On 17th January 2022, parent/carer views on changing the Reception uniform to jogging bottoms/sweatshirt were sought. The aim was to reduce cost to parents and to put a uniform in place which enabled children to access the EYFS curriculum with ease.

 

71% agreed with proposed changes

29% disagreed with proposed changes

 

In response to feedback:

  • Governors discussed the results at the Full Governing Body Meeting on March 10th 2022 and agreed to make proposed changes.

School Development Plan

 

Each year, in the summer term, views of parents/carers are sought on the targets set in the School Development Plan. They are then collated and used to formulate targets for the following year. Feedback can be found in the school development plan, it is also displayed on the School Development Plan board in the school.

Parent View is an online questionnaire for parents and carers to share their views about their child's school with Ofsted.

If you would like to complete a questionnaire about St Helen’s Catholic Infant School, please follow the link: https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

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