Your views (and those of the local community) are important to us. There are several ways that you can share these with us: speaking to your child's class teacher - the end of the school day is usually the best time, making an appointment to meet with the headteacher Ms Adams, speaking to our parent governors (Tracy Edwards and Laura Leconte Pais) and by completing the annual questionnaire (March).
Thank you to everyone who responded to our parental questionnaire for this year (March 2018).
Please follow this link if you would like to see the results.
As a staff and with the governors, we spend a long time analysing these results and discussing any actions that we could take to improve them. Where parents/carers have indicated that they disagree or strongly disagree, we would always encourage you to come into school and speak to us as these questionnaires are anonymous. This is particularly the case if you think your child is not happy (Question: 1, 2, 8 and 10). During whole school assemblies, we regularly speak to the children about who their trusted adult might be - this doesn't have to be their class teacher, as long as they have someone to talk to. We have invested in a full time FLO (family liaison officer) to support the children as well as the whole family and we know that many people have appreciated the support of Mrs Shepherd.
Question 11: I receive valuable information from the school about my child's progress. 10% could not comment and 7% disagreed. We hold parental consultations at the end of term 1 (October) and then again in March where we can talk about your child's progress. You will then receive a written report at the end of the academic school year which will also show you the progress that your child has made. At Goat Lees, the teachers and the Senior Leadership Team are always available to speak to you and you can make an appointment with the class tecaher at the end of the school day or request an appointment through the school office.
Question 13: It was indicated that 6% were not able to comment and 13% either disagreed or strongly disagreed that there is a good range of clubs, trips and visits at the school. We are a small school but still able to offer 18 after school clubs which is quite unique compared to some of the other schools in our local community. Last year every class went on a class trip which was linked to a topic area. YrR enjoyed going to the Rare Breeds centre, Yr1/2 went to Dover Castle, Yr3/4 ventured into London to go to Kew Gardens, Yr5 attended Bhundi Bushcraft and Yr6 had their residential as well as visiting the Mayor's parlour and Godinton House for a river study. We also like to invite people and workshops into our school. These have included: KIC theatre (whole school), Kent music roadshow (whole school), Enterprise Day for Yr6 by students at The Ashford School, Space talk from STEM for Yr5, an experienced mountaineer for Yr3/4, Quorn foods for Yr2, the local fire station for YrR and 1 and The Dog's Trust for YrR. In addition to this, groups of children have been to Wembley to watch the Women's cup final - Yr5/6, the O2 for young voices - choir, Canterbury Festival - jazz orchestra, Pantomime at the Marlowe Theatre - year5/6 and the Eco group have attended a debate with our Trust schools at the Mayor's office. As we have a minibus, we can also attend many sporting events in the area and these have involved children from all key stages.
Question 16: 19% of people did not feel like they could comment on whether we work with other schools in the local community. We are now part of the CARE foundation trust and we have already started working with the other schools with our Eco group. You will be able to hear more about this throughout this year.
Your children have also filled in a questionnaire, if you would like to have a look, you will find this under the pupil section.
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about Goat Lees Primary School Primary. It asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted uses the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. Please remember that if your feedback is specific to your own child, it might be better to contact someone at school so we can respond quickly and specifically to help your child.