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For Parents and Carers

Parent Survey - Your Comments

Autumn Term 2021

In this year of upheaval and change for everyone in our school community, we are hugely proud and heartened to receive such positive feedback from our parents, thank you to everyone who contributed to our Autumn Term Parent survey.

We are delighted to share some of the highlights from the survey and the actions we are taking as a result of the parent feedback.

What our parents say…Pickill Primary (6)

100% said their child is happy in our school

100% said their child feels safe in our school

100% said my child does well at this school

96% said the school makes sure children are well behaved.

When children feel safe and happy they are able to engage in their learning, be inquisitive and have confidence to ask more questions.

What do we do well, you said:

“..my children are both happy and enthusiastic about their learning.”

“Inclusivity, encouraging different ages to mix..”

What our parents say…Pickill Primary (12)

83% said the school is led and managed effectively

83% said the school has a strong Christian ethos.

After so many months of balancing both in-school and online learning plus a change in our senior leadership team, we are very heartened by this feedback.

What do we do well, you said:

“Staff are dedicated and caring…”

“Plays its part in the village community”

What our parents say…Pickhill (34)

100% said their child can take part in clubs and activities in school.

100% said the school helps their child the have a healthy lifestyle.

We are heartened by this result, we endeavour to offer a wide variety of activities to enable all our children to try something new.

What do we do well, you said:

“Excellent wraparound care, good range of after school clubs …”

“Different activities ie. Science day which helps to break up learning for children ...”

 

We are listening

Through the survey and your comments, we have recognised there is improvement to be made with the way parents are able to communicate with the school and improve the accessibility to our wraparound care.  To that end we will:

  • Install a new school telephone system so parents will be able to reach a member of staff in school hours.
  • Update the booking system for wraparound care, buses and lunches to make it easier to use.
  • Welcome parents back into school to celebrate children’s work (when Covid restrictions allow)

Finally, please remember you can always contact your child’s teacher or a member of the senior leadership team via the school office if you have anything you wish to discuss.

Synergy Trust Schools

About Synergy Schools

Synergy Schools is a federation of primary schools in the north of North Yorkshire. The federation was formed in September 2018 when Brompton-on-Swale and Crakehall Church of England Primary Schools successfully shared senior leadership capacity. In July 2021, the federation welcomed Leeming & Londonderry Community Primary and Pickhill Church of England Primary school into the federation.