The document below provides the findings from the Annual Parent Survey July 2011 along with the school's response.
|Ethos every child is important as an individual 2; School is a happy, organised, enthusiastic environment; The school has a great atmosphere and the teachers come across as very caring; Love the fact that the school is so welcoming and friendly; Springbank is an excellent school- caring dedicated staff, well presented and polite children and a great learning environment; Encouraging the children to better themselves; Safe and good learning environment; Ensure children are happy and supported; You keep children happy at school 3; Treat every child as an individual 2; Instil strong values; Making sure kids are happy and never left out; We think Springbank is an outstanding school- keep up the good work; Understanding individuals and meeting their needs; Create a happy learning environment; Do not tolerate bullying; The school always comes across clean, organised and everyone is polite; all children are treated equally regardless of their abilities; Foster a very positive attitude towards work and life; make the children feel safe, confident and secure 3; Build confidence in the children; A lovely vibe in the school and it always feels inviting- that the staff and pupils care about each other; Demonstrating equality across the board; Encouraging healthy lifestyles and awareness 2
|Staff give their all in ensuring high standards achieved; Happy, approachable staff that endeavour to keep the school open even in adverse weather; Friendly, professional and approachable staff always happy to help 7; Teachers are on a level that children relate to; The staff are wonderful – love the way they are accessible and approachable. Can’t fault it; Springbank is well run with excellent teachers; well-informed staff.
|Teaching and Learning The good level of teaching 4; The different ways/lessons the children have to learn – gardening/ business enterprise skills; Doing fun things to make learning more enjoyable 2; Encouraging children’s learning at every opportunity across a diverse range of methods and activities; Improving reading skills 3; Making school a fun place to learn which engages the children 3; Bring topics alive- taught enthusiastically 2; Give the children a range of experiences; Enterprise schemes have been very successful; Do fun things with the children- not just all about maths and English; Activities throughout the year, there is always something going on and the children enjoy this- pj day, non-school uniform; Confidence building and teaching; Displays around school- super and informative; The children are pushed to achieve the best they can; Keeping children interested; great balance between learning time and fun time- the lessons are well coordinated; School trips; Very high standards; Preparing children for the future; Encourage children with innovative learning e.g. world cafe, trips etc; Encourage and develop all children- awareness of ability and disability is exceptional; The methods used in lessons always seem to be well thought out and imaginative way of teaching which keeps children interested.
|Afterschool clubs The choice of different activities for the after school clubs is excellent 10; There are always thing going on- clubs, trips, activities which is a credit to the teacher’s hard work.
|Parents + Communication Keeping parents informed 3; Good communication with parents regarding events and other things going on at school 3; Involving parents in school activities; Communication with parents and children + involving parents where possible -assemblies, health week; Feedback about events past and present; New reports this year were brilliant; Parents learning sessions were really helpful; Assemblies (for parents) and shows- it always shows how dedicated the staff have been with the children, giving their time... Communication is excellent- love parentmail; Maths help and ICT was good; Always very accommodating when we ask for meetings and happy to take on board our suggestions/requests; Encourage parents to join in with the school; Keep me up to date with child’s progress; website is great with photos of recent events e.g. residential; Working with parents and promoting a team spirit.
|Community - Community Spirit; Creating events that bring all four year groups together; The school has a great family/community feel to it; Involving the children in community projects
|Behaviour - Problems during the year dealt with sensitively; Children feel secure and safe so are able to talk about any issues opening leaving them feeling comfortable to learn; Try hard to ensure behaviour is good at all times; Have set procedures in place- recognise if there is a problem and are able to act upon it, safely and effectively; Ensure children are happy and settled; Teach good manners and behaviour
|Great School productions 3