Parent Voice: January 2019 Review
Parent Voice is an opportunity for us to gather the opinion of parents. It helps us make informed decisions as a school leadership. We really appreciate the support we receive and attendance is always high.
You Said, We Did
After registration and refreshments the session starts with a 'You Said We Did' section where we recap on the impact parents have had in recent school development. This half term we shared the following:
You’d like support in applying for free school meals
Sent off over 30 applications
When parents met the Healthy Schools Advisor you said:
“I feel comfortable going to work knowing that my children are so well cared for.” “My daughter was made a Playground Friend and this has really helped her to grow in confidence.”
“We are offered so much support as parents and it’s all for free.”
“The school helps the parents as much as it helps the children.”
“I wouldn’t send my children to any other school.”
“You just need to communicate and someone will listen.”
“There are so many after school clubs.”
“My child has now moved away from packed lunches as the dinners are very good.”
“This school builds a really good foundation for high school.”
“Staff work hard to develop children’s confidence.”
Saying thank you!
In a previous session parents had the opportunity to share their views with council representatives. There was a clear desire for more parent learning and personal development opportunities within school. As a result, this term the following parent sessions will be held:
- Zest Healthy Living Group starts January 24th
- ESOL 12 week course starts 27th February
- Parent Zone Online Safety sessions start February 13th
This half term we discussed reading at home both the huge benefits and reasons why it can be tough to do. We explored what free options the city offers in order to support families reading more including bookshop free recitals, Leeds City Museum author exhibitions and all the free to access libraries.
Parents spent some time sharing their views on what can make reading at home difficult and we will be using this information to try and support parents further in this area.
Another busy but brilliant session. If you haven't been along yet or you'd like to know more please see Mrs Wilson or Mrs Brookes for more information.