Parent Survey

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you to all of you that took the time to complete the Carlton Primary School Parent Survey 2018. We had 72 responses, representing 119 children in the school. Your views really matter to us, and it’s so important to hear what you think about our school.

Congratulations to the winner of the £25 voucher: the family of Nilima and Salma – in Reception and Year 6.

What you think we do well:
We were really pleased that 97% of respondents would recommend Carlton Primary School to another parent.

Over 90% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that

• My child feels happy at school
• My child feels safe at school
• The school is a welcoming and pleasant place
• The school environment helps my child to learn
• I know how my child is doing in school
• My child is learning well and making good progress
• Teachers treat my child respectfully and fairly
• The school encourages children to learn at home
• The school makes sure children are well behaved
• My child has had the opportunity to develop their leadership skills
• The school is well led and managed
• I know who to talk to when I have a question, comment or concern
• The school communicates effectively with me

Alongside the many positive comments, the ‘helping us to get better’ comments reflected the areas above. The school’s response and actions are listed below:

PARENT/CARER COMMENT: It would be good if more parents and families would volunteer in different roles around the school. This would help improve the community. (1 family’s response)
WHAT WE ARE DOING: We feel the same, parents are always welcome to attend school trips with their children and we do encourage parents to come visit classroom learning if the arrangements are planned ahead of time. Also, our Parents@Carlton group always is looking for volunteers to help run events at school, including our Summer Fair coming up in June. Please contact our Family Support Worker, Tracey, to become more involved.
PARENT/CARER COMMENT: I’d like to attend more events at Carlton, but at times am unable to, due to being notified at short notice. Advanced notice would be great, so parents could be more involved. (1 family’s response)
WHAT WE ARE DOING: This is an area that we review continuously. Our school calendar and events are updated frequently on the school website and blog, while we try our best to text, email and telephone parents when events are taking place (including now on our new Twitter account! If you have any specific concerns, please raise them with the office and someone will contact you to discuss. We are also in the process of setting up PARENT HUB, which will allow parents to stay up to date with school events. If you haven’t signed up, please ask at the office.
PARENT/CARER COMMENT: I would suggest that extra portions of school dinners be available for children that are still hungry. Sometimes the initial portions are not big enough. (2 family’s responses)
WHAT WE ARE DOING: While we can understand the concern (and this was raised via our school council as well), the Caterlink Team also need to ensure that there is enough food for ALL of the children, and additionally, limited food wastage. Caterlink are very happy to meet with parents to hear their views. Just ask at the office for an appointment.
PARENT/CARER COMMENT: The playground should be made available for use in the morning, instead of just waiting for the doors to open. (1 family’s response)
WHAT WE ARE DOING: While we would like to open up all areas of the playground in the morning, we do need to ensure that children are supervised and safe. Currently, we do not have the capacity for morning use of the apparatus, although it will remain open as normal afterschool for use (under parent supervision). The KS2 playground (during the morning) is in use for our breakfast club, and we cannot have other adults in the area for safeguarding reasons.

Upcoming Events

  1. Meet the parents secondary transition event

    September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Full Governing Body meeting

    September 17 @ 5:30 pm
  3. Speaking & Listening Workshop

    September 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. Crochet/Embroider a Bag/Pom Poms & Sewing Class

    September 19 @ 1:30 pm
  5. Childrens Leadership recruitment fair

    September 20