• Have you checked the Community News section of the website? It has lots of information that could be useful for local activities over Easter!
  • 'The school is a happy and harmonious environment.'
  • 'The School is in the top 25% of schools nationally for combined progress across Key Stage 2 in reading, writing and mathematics. This is a significant achievement and reflects the good and outstanding teaching the children are enjoying.'
  • 'Pupils are highly appreciative of the interesting lessons their teachers plan for them.'
  • 'Pupils have highly positive attitudes to their learning. Their behaviour in lessons and around the school is always exemplary.'
  • Summercroft Primary is a 'good' school with 'outstanding pupil development, behaviour and welfare' Ofsted December 2016.

Questionnaire Results – Summer 2016



Thank you for the 90 responses that were given. The Governors are pleased that they were very favourable overall.

There were two questions where they felt that there was sufficient dissatisfaction to warrant further consideration.

Thirteen responses disagreed (two of them strongly) that their child receives appropriate homework for their age. The school and the Governors are in the process of finalising a 5 year Strategic Plan which includes a number of key themes and priorities. One of these is to set effective homework so as to consolidate what your child has learnt in lessons and to prepare for what your child is going to learn.

Twelve responses disagreed (two of them strongly) that they received valuable information from the school about their child’s progress. The Governors have discussed this with the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher and feel that parent consultations with the child’s class teacher in the Autumn and Summer terms and a written report in the Spring term are still a sufficient and appropriate way to provide the information. A considerable amount of every teacher’s time is spent in preparing for these and any more would not be sustainable and would not be beneficial either because a meaningful assessment of a child’s progress and attainment under the new National Curriculum cannot readily be made more than termly. If you have any genuine concerns about your child’s progress you can seek an appointment with the class teacher.

The Governors will look with interest at the responses towards the end of this new school year to see whether or not views have changed on these.

Kind regards,

Michael Kirby – Chair of Governors