Bournes Green Infant School Survey Time 2009 We are once again seeking to gather your views about our school. My child is a boy girl My child is in Reception 17 Yr 1 17 Yr 2 13 My child enjoys coming to school Strongly Agree Disagree Please explain I don’t agree know 30 17 Some examples of things particularly enjoyed would be interesting Yr 2 maths x4, sport& sports events x3, after school clubsx2, spelling tests. Science, Mad scientist after school club, literacy, reading, playtime & playing with friends x2, assembly, PE, golden time x2, WW11, nativityx2 and being a play buddy, Frenchx2, speaking part in nativity Yr 1 Learning, the fun way of learning, gymx2, PEx2, cheerleadingx2, football, Mad scientist after school clubx2, extra curricular activities x3, nativity, music, readingx4 (encouragement and the pleasure of moving up a level noted), writingx2, mathsx2, ICTx2, outdoor play x6, special projects, arts and craftx4, building. Yr R Role play, readingx2, playing outsidex3, playing on bikes, everything about the school day, routine, computers, PE, loves how phonics is delivered, golden time, sitting as a class and answering questions, ICT suite, drawing, Forest Schools, craft activities, seeing friends, learning to read The behaviour of children in this Strongly Agree Disagree Please explain I don’t school is good agree know 23 26 The school has systems in place Strongly Agree Disagree Please explain I don’t to keep my child safe agree 1 know 1 left blank 26 21 Gatekeeping watching for runaway children My child feels safe at school Strongly Agree Disagree Please explain I don’t agree know 27 22 My child would know who to talk Yes No I don’t know My child doesn’t know to at school if they had any 41 6 worries see # 1 blank My child has access to the Yes Yes No No internet at home. (We need to broadband dial up We have a computer My child does not have know because we are required to but no internet access to a computer provide every child with access 48 access 1 to a virtual learning platform) The school has provided Yes No I don’t know I would like more guidance on e-safety 1 blank 28 2 14 information 4 My child is able to talk at home Yes No Some examples of understanding related to about e-safety 24 21 safety and or healthy lifestyles would be 7 blank appreciated My child is able to talk at home Yes No SEE BELOW about being healthy 46 1 (YrR) 2 blank inc see~ Yr 2 Haven’t discussed e-safety as he doesn’t surf net Tell the teacher if there is something on the screen you don’t like Fruit and veg and sport keep us healthy Outdoor leisure, riding bikes etc keeps us healthy Yr 1 5 a day, exercise x3 Don’t touch buttons that you don’t know Eating healthy food x3 Talks about good and bad food How to keep safe on the computer Eating the right foods and exercising Road and accident safety Reception Knows to eat 5 fruit & veg a day Must eat fruit & veg or we will be sick! Looking, listening ~Too much emphasis on healthy eating – too dictatorial Able to talk about exercise and examples of exercise Emergency –dial 999 Tell the teacher if there is something on the screen you don’t like. Activate at school keeps us healthy. Always talking about healthy foods & asking, “Is this healthy?” Please use this space to expand upon your views expressed above Yr 2 #My child wouldn’t discuss worries at school Yr 1 Highly recommend the school A lovely school that provides a safe and nurturing environment An exceptional school with exceptional teachers and helpful staff Enjoys all aspects at school and loves her teachers. Loves Playtime. Signing out after clubs Signing re after school play dates My child is extremely happy at school and particularly enjoys being part of a group. The school fosters good all round education for this age group. We are also pleased that extra attention is given to children who may struggle in certain areas. My son loves going to school he has made lots of friends and clearly admires his teachers. I receive constructive feedback at parent interviews and would really appreciate further info on initial SATS scoring. Doesn’t surf net at this stage uses primarily cBeebies. Yr R Son grown with confidence, speaks respectfully about teachers & tells everyone how nice they are, understands rules and knows why they are in place. Made friends Healthy eating important but needs to be encouraged not enforced & having a chocolate treat once in a while doesn’t hurt. School lunches need to be arranged – son upset not having a Xmas lunch at school - see feedback form for more details Would not introduce my child to internet at age 4, apart from odd website like Peppa Pig Regular health checks would be valued Please continue overleaf. We are interested in any additional comments you would like to make on ways in which we can improve our services for children, their families and the local community. Thank you for your help. Please contact the school office directly if you wish to discuss any of the matters raised in this survey. Survey Thank you for responding to our survey. We were delighted with your many positive responses. A few queries were raised that may be of general interest and I have responded to some of those below. Survey Queries E-safety A number of people raised questions about this topic. Clearly most of our young children are unlikely to be surfing the net, emailing, and using chat rooms or social networking sites to any great extent, but these are just some of the things that they will need to be able to do in the future. It is our job to lay the foundations in terms of skills and safety awareness. All schools are required to have an E-safety Policy and an Internet Code of Conduct. All parents sign the internet code of conduct when children join our school. We will be providing more information about E-safety in the new year. In the meantime our E-safety policy is available under policies on our website. http://www.bournesgreeninfants.org/ Following the Byron review on child internet safety the Government have recently published some additional information in a booklet called “Click Clever Click Safe”. http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/ukccis/download.cfm?catstr=research&downloadurl=UKCCI S%20Strategy%20Report-WEB1.pdf Christmas Lunch and the Hot Lunch Option One parent noted that her child was disappointed not to have a hot Christmas lunch in school. New parents may not be aware that Bournes Green Schools had to discontinue hot lunches and cold packed lunches because the take up was too low to cover the cost of the food, the upkeep of the kitchen and to pay the staff wages. A range of alternatives were explored but we could not find anyone prepared to supply lunches at an affordable sum. However things move on and I have this week contacted all schools in the Shoeburyness consortium to see if one of them would be interested in supplying hot meals. The children enjoyed their packed lunches today when, as explained on our recent newsletters, there was an opportunity to put an extra treat in the lunch box. The staff certainly enjoyed the party lunch, the jovial atmosphere, the Christmas music and the crackers. Nurse We are no longer provided with regular health checks by the school nursing service, but you may call in on one of the nurse’s drop in mornings We have noticed that drop in sessions are not offered as frequently now and are often available at relatively short notice. This unfortunately is beyond our control but if you have a concern, you can always make an appointment with the nurse. Please ask at the office if you want to book a slot and we will do our best to arrange this for you. Nativity Thank you for your very positive feedback. The thorny issue of seating for visitors was raised. The suggestion was that they be invited to rehearsals. We did try that approach this year and the only non parent visitor in the front row on Thursday night was a former staff member. In the second row were four family members of the teachers who led the Nativity. There are a number of people who give up a lot of time to work for the school and there is very little that we can do to show our gratitude. We will reflect further on how we can please everyone in the future. SATS One parent asked for information on SATs scoring. Children are tracked continuously and a typical child will start to perform at level 1 in Yr 1. They will move up the levels from 1C to 1B and then 1A. an average child is expected to be at around 1B at the end of Yr 1. At the end of Yr 2 the children receive formal notification of their assessed levels. An average child at the end of Yr 2 is expected to achieve level 2B in reading, writing and mathematics. At Bournes Green Infant School we expect the average child to secure a slightly higher 2A. Many of the children secure a level 3 in reading and mathematics. Writing is harder because it requires a lot of reading experience and a degree of maturity to secure a Level 3. Just to make life confusing Levels 1 and 2 each take around a year to work through. Level 3 takes two years, so the average child would be 9 years old before completing this level. Many children leave our school at Level 3 and continue to work through the fine grades of that level for another year to eighteen months.