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Annual Report from the Governors of Shakespeare Junior School, September 2016:

 

Last year the governing body met regularly to monitor and challenge the school on specific areas identified for improvement and matters related to the effective governance of the school.

 

Attendance at meetings was very good and meetings were always quorate. (Required number of governors needed in the event of a vote). All governors attended training sessions throughout the year to ensure that they continued to develop the necessary skills to be proactive and knowledgeable governors.

 

In order to effectively monitor pupil progress, the governors received regular reports from members of the school leadership team and Hampshire Advisory Inspectors and also met with staff and pupils.

 

The governors monitored the budget of the school and in March, the 2016 Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) forms were submitted for scrutiny by Hampshire County Council to show that we have secure financial management in place.

 

The governors have regular agenda items considering safeguarding matters and health and safety and a nominated governor carried out an annual audit with the site manager.

 

There was an excellent positive response to the termly Parent Questionnaire with many supportive comments which the staff were pleased to receive. All concerns were noted and shared with the school leadership team to follow up and address. It was also a good opportunity for the governors to meet parents during the Parent Consultation Evenings.

 

We were pleased that Ofsted undertook their inspection at the end of the year because Mr Cox and the staff have consistently demonstrated their passion and purpose in delivering their best for all of the children. The governors are extremely proud of the school and the progress it has made and were delighted that Shakespeare Junior School received a ’Good’ grading.

 

 

Parent Questionnaires

The Governors are working very hard with the school staff, pupils and the Local Authority to ensure that improvements strategies are implemented and sustained. The information that we gather from the Parent Questionnaires is a valuable part of this process. We appreciate the time you take to complete the questionnaires, are always pleased to receive positive comments and your thoughts on where the school could do better.

Spring 2017 Parents’ Questionnaire Outcomes

There were 199 responses. Each one represents approx. 0.5% of return.

Some rows may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

The responses came from the following year groups -

Year 3    Year 4     Year 5     Year 6

 44           38            57            43

17 did not indicate a year group.

 

 

The Curriculum

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Don’t Know

1

My child is taught well.

54%

45%

0.5%

0

0.5%

2

I am kept well informed about the projects and topics.

45%

54%

1%

0

0

3

The school has high expectations for my child to ensure s/he reaches their full potential.

49%

48%

0.5%

0.5%

2%

4

My child is making good progress.

 

43%

53%

2.5%

0

1%

5

The homework supports the learning in school.

 

40%

53%

4%

0

4%

6

The school provides helpful information about how I can support my child at home.

 

37%

 

50%

8%

0.5%

5%

 

 

Enrichment & extra curricular activities

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Don’t Know

7

The school provides a varied range of enrichment days and activities.

 

 

46%

 

48%

4%

0

2%

8

School trips and visits are worthwhile experiences.

 

 

52%

 

44%

1%

0

3%

9

The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular school clubs.

 

37%

 

50%

7%

1%

6%

 

Thank you to all the parents/carers who completed the questionnaire.  As you can see, once again, the responses were overwhelmingly positive with some very complimentary comments about the school. Where the responses were negative, most parents explained the issues that they were concerned about which was helpful in understanding where improvements could be made.  The governors have shared the outcomes with the Senior Leadership Team and we anticipate that appropriate action will be taken.  We will be monitoring the progress of these actions at our meetings.

 

 

Autumn Questionnaire 2016 results

204 replies All below are % 1 person is approx. 0.5%

 

 

Well Being

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Don’t Know

1.

My child is happy at school.

 

58

39

0.5

0.5

1.5

2.

My child has friends at school.

 

63

35

1

0.5

0.5

3.

There is a happy atmosphere at school.

 

58

40

0

0

2

4.

The school buildings are well maintained.

 

63

36

0.5

0

0

5.

The school provides a safe and secure environment.

68

30

0

0

2

6.

The outdoor and indoor environments are effective in supporting creativity and learning.

56

40

0.5

0

3

7.

The school is helping my child become self-confident, independent and responsible

59

39

0.5

0

2

 

 

Behaviour & pastoral care

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Don’t Know

8.

The school’s system of rewarding and praising children is effective

52

44

2.5

0

2

9.

The school’s system of discipline is effective.

 

44

47

3

1

5

10.

The school’s values and attitudes have a positive effect on my child.

57

39

1

0

3

11.

  1. school treats my child fairly.

 

55

41

1

0

3

12.

My child knows that there is an adult who will listen to them if they have a problem.

55

37

2

0

6

13.

My child enjoys playtimes and lunchtimes.

62

36

1

0

1.5

14.

My child finds school meals enjoyable (leave blank if your child/ren eat a packed lunch).

34

35

3

0

28

15.

The school helps to promote a healthy lifestyle.

48

47

0

0

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

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