'You said, we did!'
Here are some of the requests from the school community and the actions we have taken to help:
If you have a suggestion or idea, please don't hesitate to speak to a member of staff. Where possible, we will change how we do things; if we are unable to amend the current process/es, we can provide an explanation as to why we do things the way we do.
"Does the school have any specific restrictions in regards to packed lunches?"
A one minute guide to healthy eating has been uploaded to our website.
"Maybe the drinks for the children could be bigger (at lunchtime), especially in the warm weather"
All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school everyday; they have access to water coolers to top their bottles up during the day, should this be required. Any child who does not bring in a bottle is also given access to water via a beaker. We strongly encourage the children throughout the school day to drink their water, especially in the warmer weather.
"Allow snack money to be paid via online account in amounts as small or big as desired"
The online system is set up for Reception and KS1 children; the default amount is set to £10, however this can be amended to be more or less as required.
"All children should be able to do CPR to save a life because it is normally a child that is with a parent or grandparent if they are taken ill"
During science week the Year 5 & 6 children were given CPR and first aid training by St John's Ambulance.
"We would like to have 'family lunchtimes' brought back"
Family lunches have been arranged for every year group over the course of the year. Forthcoming dates are published in the newsletter.
"We would like more pictures and news information on the school website"
The school website is updated every week with the visits and activities that the children complete - including reports and photographs. We also update our Facebook page with lots of photographs to show how hard are children work.
"We would like to be able to order additional items (bags, bottles, etc.) at the same time as the school uniform (on the same order form)"
We have changed the uniform order form to include sundry items: PE bag, book bag, water bottle, etc.