98% of parents agree (or strongly agree) that their children is happy at SPSP
98% of parents agree (or strongly agree) that their child does well at SPSP
99% of parents would recommend St Peter & St Paul CE Academy to another parent.
(source: online parent survey, summer 2021, 175 responses)
The staff of St Peter and St Paul CE Academy strive to provide the very best education for your child. In order to do this, we are always looking for ways to improve. Feedback from parents and carers is gathered by survey at least twice yearly, with senior leaders reflecting on results and taking action to improve provision.
The following table summarises feedback and actions since January 2021. During this time, three parent surveys were completed.
|You Said..||We Did..|
|You would like more information about what your child will learn during the year.||Teachers send out half-termly curriculum letters, detailing planned curriculum coverage. These are also published on the school website in the 'Learning with Us' area.|
|You would like the option of completing creative homework tasks with your child, in addition to practising basic skills.||Additional optional homework is included on curriculum letters to extend your child’s learning.|
|You would like more opportunities to interact with class teachers during remote learning.||Live lessons were provided throughout the 2nd lockdown of spring 2021. These will resume in the event of another partial school closure.|
|You would like a laptop loan scheme to support remote learning.||Chromebooks were loaned to families to support home learning during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. These continue to be available by request through your child’s class teacher to support homework or remote learning.|
|You prefer communication by e-mail and text.||These are now the main methods of communication. Following a parent suggestion, the school dinner week is now included on the weekly newsletter as well as the school website.|
|You want the school to do more to ease traffic on Upper Church Street.||We have secured the support of a local PCSO to ask the council to review parking restrictions on Upper Church Street and are currently awaiting a response. The school promotes walking to school within the curriculum and has also installed a new banner discouraging parking on the ZigZag lines. Parents are also encouraged to walk or ‘park and stride’ from the local area through the school newsletter.|
|72% of parents requested staggered drop-off and pick-up times this year.||Drop-off and pick-up times are staggered across 15 minutes to reduce congestion on the school site, while taking into consideration waiting times for families with multiple children.|
|You feel more resources are needed to support children's mental health and wellbeing.||The school has established a non-class based pastoral team from September 2021, including two Emotional Literacy Support Assistants and a mental health first aider. Miss Bent and Mr Spencer now support children across the school to promote good mental health and wellbeing.|
|You want more extra-curricular clubs and activities.||All year groups from years 1-6 now have access to at least two choices of after-school clubs per half term. At least one club is also available for our Early Years children. This allows for distancing between year groups in the event of an outbreak of covid-19. A wider range of opportunities will be available when it is safer for all year groups to mix freely.|
To share your views of the school with Ofsted, please visit the Parent View website.