Brompton-on-Swale C.E. Primary School
Having the courage to shine

General Questions 2015

We always ask the same set of general questions each year so that the governing body can gauge how the school is performing in relation to previous years.

Here are some headlines for this year:

The school keeps my child safe  -  97% agreed or strongly agreed

The teaching is good at this school -  98% agreed or strongly agreed

The school is led and managed effectively -  96% agreed or strongly agreed

The school helps my child to have a healthy lifestyle - 98% agreed or strongly agreed

There are a good range of out-of-school activities - 97% agreed or strongly agreed

Overall, I am happy with my child's experience at this school - 99% agreed or strongly agreed

General Comments

Areas for improvement

Access to Class 1 and 1.5 is a nightmare on a morning particularly Class 1 in the little alley way. It doesn't give any chance to chat to the teacher if you need to as you are blocking the whole entrance.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, as we weren't aware that this was a problem.  We will have a think about how we can address this issue without the large expense required of redesigning the area.

Parking and road issues

This is an ongoing issue and one that we are very aware of!  We are trying very hard to address it in different ways.  Unfortunately, with the school located at the back of the estate and originally built for 90 children (now housing 214!) it is always going to be difficult.

Somewhere suitable for the ks2 packed lunch children to eat. Some dry days are too cold for eating outside with no tables

The children all eat their lunch inside as soon as we feel that the weather is too cold.  However, we have recently opened the Spiritual Garden which has several additional seating areas and will be able to be used as additional space for children to eat their lunch in the summer months.

We have concerns about the phonic wings systems, as, for those children who struggle through no fault of their own it is a visible reminder that they are behind.

We have asked the children about their views about the phonic wings.  They love them, are desperate to continue with them and are motivated by them.  Teachers do not report any negative feelings or behaviour in class and as long as this continues, we will continue the scheme as it is.