Parent survey

At Woodhill Primary School, we know that working in partnership with families has many benefits for our children. We value all feedback from our stakeholders and as a learning community we are really keen to hear what parents believe we are doing well, as well as the areas where parents would like to see improvements.

Thank you to all of the parents who completed our 2016 parent survey. This year, we had our highest number of responses with almost 150 families completing the survey. Below is a summary of the main findings:

Key highlights from our 2016 survey include:


% of parents that agree

My child enjoys being at school most days


The school encourages my child to exercise and participate in sports


My child is not bullied


The school keeps my child safe


I think this is a good school and I am proud my child attends it


The school is welcoming and friendly place


I am kept well informed about how my child is getting on


My child is making good progress


Staff expect my child to work hard and do their best


The school instils morals and positive attitudes in my child


Pupils at the school behave well


My child finds staff approachable


Staff treat my child fairly and with respect


The two main areas which parents have identified as areas we need to improve further are:

The school takes account of my suggestions and concerns (78%)

The amount and frequency of homework is appropriate (78%)

Point 1 – The school takes account of my suggestions and concerns

Over the coming weeks, parents will notice that a suggestion box will be available in the school office for all parents to make suggestions to the school. We are also looking at ways to develop our website so that a dedicated tab will be available for parents to contact with the school to offer suggestions.

Leaders are present on the playground before and after school everyday. If you do have any concerns about your child, then the first port of call for parents is the class teacher. If after this you still have concerns, please make an appointment to meet with the Age Phase Leader for your child’s year group.

Following this, if needed you could make an appointment with the Assistant Headteacher for your child’s key stage and if you still feel that your concerns are unresolved you can make an appointment with Mrs Carpenter. The school has a logging system for ensuring that all concerns are logged and actions are carried out as agreed with parents.

Phase Leaders

Nursery and Reception (Early Years) – Janelle Artis

Year 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1) – Carissa Lichty

Year 3 and 4 (Lower Key Stage 2) – Chloe Mace

Year 5 and 6 (Upper Key Stage 2) – Mr Phillips

Assistant Headteachers

Hannah Bywater – Early Years and Key Stage 1

Karolina Jankowska/ Owen Phillips– Key Stage 2

Emma Shorter – Inclusion

Angie Cross – Inclusion

You may recall that at the start of the year we asked for parent’s ideas around our key priorities for the year and in a similar manner at the end of the year we will ask all parents for their feedback on how well they think we achieved our priorities and what we may still need to work on further. If you do have any suggestions, then please do note these down on the feedback form that will be provided and return to the school office.

Point 2 – The amount and frequency of homework is appropriate

During the course of the second half of the summer term, we will be holding age phase parent forums with a focus on homework. Leaders will share the rationale behind homework with parents and will present a couple of different options. As a leadership team we will then review parent’s ideas and adapt our home learning policy ready for September 2016.