Barons CourtPrimary School and Nursery

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  • Avenue Road, Westcliff-on-Sea,
  • Essex, SS0 7PJ
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Views Of Our School

At Barons Court Primary School and Nursery we value the views of all of our community. Throughout the school year we ask for feedback from parents and pupils on what we are doing well and for improvements that can be made to make us even better.

Views of our pupils

Following our recent pupil survey in July 2017 we have outlined the actions that we will be implementing in the forthcoming year following our detailed analysis.

"We would like you to let us go out and play even on a rainy day!”- We are currently reviewing and purchasing more waterproof clothing so that all children can play outside even in the rain!

"We would like to have different options of food choices at lunchtime" - We are currently working with our Pupil Leadership Team to introduce ‘Topical Tuesday’s’ into our school lunch menu and will continue to provide baguette options for our Phase 4 children.


What we did in response to last year’s feedback:

"We would like you to make our homework more exciting and fun" - Throughout the year we worked with the Pupil Leadership Team and introduced our new ‘WOW’ homework which provided weekly outdoor learning challenges which were enjoyed by all of the children in our weekly Friday celebration assembly.

"We would like to do more investigations in our learning across the curriculum" - As a school we continued to review our curriculum to ensure that all children had the opportunity to apply their learning in real life situations, we also continued to run our Saturday morning outdoor fun sessions which saw so many children with their families enjoying the activities. As a school we reviewed our outdoor learning provision and curriculum mapping and introduced our new outdoor learning scheme. All children had the opportunity to use their local area and beyond on a regular basis to enhance learning in other curriculum subjects.

"We really enjoyed organising the Health Week and would like the opportunity to do more fundraising for our school and choose what we spend it on" - The Pupil Leadership Team worked with the Fundraising prefects and pupils to consider new and exciting ways to fundraise effectively for both the school and wider community. Children had the opportunity to contribute to the Trustee meetings and there have been new purchases for playground equipment and local visits for children to enjoy as well as supporting local and national charities of their choice.

Views of our Parents

Ofsted's Parent View site allows parents to answer a range of questions in order to monitor how the school is performing. Please create an account and let Ofsted know how we're doing. You can also view what other parents have said. 

Views of our Parents

Following our recent parent survey in July 2017 we have outlined the actions that we will be implementing in the forthcoming year following our detailed analysis.

Providing appropriate information about the curriculum the children are following – The school is currently reviewing the school website to ensure accurate information can be shared with everyone. We will also be introducing a new ‘Phase Newsletter’ termly to include all elements of the curriculum the children will be covering.

Communicating expectations of homework more clearly to enable support at home – At the end of the last academic year we held a number of homework coffee afternoons so that parents could share their suggestions for homework. This academic year we are reviewing our homework policy with clear expectations of homework within each phase, this will be available to all parents via the school website. In the Autumn term we will also be holding coffee afternoons for parents to provide an opportunity for teachers to answer questions regarding homework. With the implementation of our Singapore Maths programme we have also shared our school calculation policy on our website.

Review the children's preparation for sports tournaments - Clubs and extra-curricular activities throughout the past year have reflected the sporting tournaments we have entered as a school. Last year we improved our performance at a vast majority of sporting events and made two Essex finals. This year we will be introducing specialist coaching for some competitions where children across phases will have the opportunity to enhance their team work further.


What we did in response to last year’s feedback:

Continue to enhance the variety of clubs for all pupils with the view to running clubs as further extended provision - Throughout the year we have provided a wide variety of different extra-curricular activities and have provided further extended provision through our clubs to 5.30pm. Last year saw the running of social and emotional, fitness and creative clubs. These clubs have continued to be a popular choice for children throughout the academic year and since the Autumn Term 797 spaces have been available and filled by our children to enjoy the extra-curricular activities after school.

Review the annual report and provide clear academic targets with a further parents evening implemented in the summer term to review progress - During the summer term we introduced our ‘open evening’ with many of our families attending school to enjoy their child’s work throughout the year and meet their new teacher. We also provided an end of year attainment report to ensure all parents could recognise the academic achievements and progress of their child through the academic year. We are now pleased to see that 100% of parents feel these reports gave an accurate picture of the progress and attainment their child has achieved throughout the year.

Providing a wider variety of workshops and parent information sessions in the evening - Throughout the year we have implemented a range of evening workshops for parents including admission and transition meetings; Growth Mindset workshops and CEOP workshops. These have been well attended – take a look at our CLIC information page to view the workshops planned for this academic year. 100% of parents now agree that parent events provide them with valuable information to support their child’s learning.