You Said....We Did.....!

Parents/Carers asked us for the following initiatives in school

You said

We would like more information about the progress our children are making at school

We did

We redesigned the Be Your Best Tracker to include pupil progress

At parents meetings information about the expected standard for each year group was given to parents

You said

Some children were not sure about whether they would like school meals

We did

Our Academy Council representatives did a whole school survey to see how we could make meals more appealing

We invited parents in to meet with our catering provider to discuss the meals

You said

We would like a Breakfast Club

We did

We set up a Breakfast Club that runs from 7:30 each morning

 

Now you are saying

We love the Breakfast Club idea and would use it if it opened at 7:30

We did

We are opening the Breakfast Club earlier - from 7:30 on a trial basis

 

You said

Communication isn't always great

We did

We updated our weekly newsletter to make it more exciting. It is now emailed and uploaded on the website every week, with a link from the home page. We also set up a Twitter account @EastGarforth_PA.

Now you are saying

Communication has definitely improved, it really helps to know what is happening well in advance

You said

The website information seems out of date

We did

We now sent out dates for the upcoming term in advance

Key date reminders are sent on the weekly newsletter and put on the website

Now you are saying

I now use the website much more as I know it is updated with the information I need

You said

The Reception area is cramped and there is nowhere to wait inside.

We did

We invested money in refurbishing the office and reception, and put a canopy outside so visitors waiting to gain access can keep dry if it's raining. We have put pictures of the children outside in the entrance, and in the visitory reception

Now you are saying

The office and reception area looks so much better!

You said

The school site could be more secure

We did

We have put perimeter fencing around the site, and intercom / video cameras at the gate and in the entrance

Now you are saying

The site feels much safer and more secure for the children

You said

We are concerned about our children eating too much sugar when birthday sweets are given by parents to clasess

We did

We conducted an on line survey to ask what parents thought about birthday sweets

Now you are saying

We published the results of the survey on the newsletter