Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

Your Views

question markAt Silkstone Primary School we are intent on ensuring that children and their learning come first, foremost and always in any decisions we make and any actions we take.  If you have any comments or concerns that you’d like to share with us then please get in touch.  There are lots of ways to contact us depending on the nature of the issue you want to discuss.

Concerns

Whilst we don’t encourage parents to come into classrooms in a morning, due to wanting to maximise learning time, you can still pass messages onto the teacher at the start of school.  This can be done by having a quick word or passing a note to any member of staff near the door, to any member of the Leadership Team outside or via the office.  In addition, there is a box within each classroom for children to put notes into.  Please rest assured, notes are followed up on and someone will get back to you if required.

If you’d like a quick chat with a teacher, and it’s not urgent, they are generally available at the end of the school day when you are very welcome to pop into the classroom.  For a longer meeting, it’s much better to make an appointment.  All of our teachers will do their best to be flexible about trying to make an appointment that suits your needs.

If you’d like to talk to a member of the Leadership Team, please call in or phone to make an appointment.  Where we can, we will meet with you immediately;  if this is not possible due to other priorities, we will arrange to meet as soon as we possible.

You can also contact us via email at silkstone.primary@barnsley.org

Parent Questionnaire – Summer 2014

A huge thank you for taking the time to complete the parent questionnaire this term. Your views are very important to us and we take your comments and concerns seriously. Based on your views and comments we constantly reflect and review all areas in school and where possible we look to make improvements.

We have once again analysed your views, which you can see below, and we thank you for the many positive comments made by so many people. They really are appreciated by our whole school team.

In summary, the results are excellent.  We had 90 completed returns covering more than half the families in school, which is a very good return rate indeed.  As you can see, the vast majority of people either strongly agreed or agreed to most questions.

We have been contacting parents to find out more about any disagrees and we’re grateful that you’ve worked with us to help us understand the issues. This has raised a few pointers that we are keen to work on. In relation to communications, this was partly to do with the organisation of our school website which I must admit I’d let grow a little wild in my enthusiasm to add content! I’m grateful for this issue being drawn to my attention and have begun work on reorganising it with the intention of making it easier for you to find the information you need.

Some of the other issues are a little less easy to resolve. Take homework, for example, where for every person who was unhappy because they wanted more homework, there was another person unhappy because they wanted less homework. I’m sure you will appreciate, it’s quite tricky to reach an outcome that will satisfy everyone in this case. Nevertheless, we won’t give up trying!

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Parent Questionnaire – Summer 2015

1aThe results of this summer’s questionnaire can be seen above.  The many fantastic comments about the school were very much appreciated and members of staff were grateful that you took the time to make them.  The issue of late communication about events was raised and in response members of staff have been asked to give at least 2 weeks notification of any special events which are taking place.

If you would like to fill in a questionnaire at any other time of year you can download one from here and return it to the office.  We will follow up on any concerns you may raise.

Questionnaire for Parents and Carers

You can also fill in Ofsted’s online questionnaire by following this link.

http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/parent-view-results/survey/result/4762/current

Comments, concerns and compliments slips

You can also download the form below that can be filled in at anytime if you want to share your thoughts with us and can’t get into school.  You can return it via email, through the class box or by dropping it in at the office.

Comments, concerns and compliments

Our full contact details are:
Silkstone Primary School
High Street
Silkstone
Barnsely
South Yorkshire
S75 4LR
Telephone 01226 790333
silkstone.primary@barnsley.org

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