Horsfall Street, Morley, Leeds
West Yorkshire, LS27 9QY

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield

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Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

Parent Voice

We want to know what you think and are always looking for ways in which we can improve our school.

Our Parent Voice group has been set up to provide a regular opportunity for you to talk to us about the things that you would like us to change - or to let us know the things you are really happy about at school!

It is an informal meeting over a cup of tea so please come along and join us!

The next meeting is on Friday 8th February at 9.00am.

Parent Voice 8th February 2019

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Meeting 2- 8.2.19

Posted: Feb 10, 2019 by: joanne on: Parent Voice Blog

Our second meeting was attended by a number of parents who attended previously. Thank you to those who attended once again helping us keep some consistency.

This week, Gill fed back about her meeting with the school food team and confirmed an after school event is to be held in the coming term to showcase school dinners, where parents will be given an opportunity to sample the dinners the children are served. It was also suggested by an attendee that it would be useful for the school website to be shown at this event, and a walkthrough of the main aspects of the website to be given. It was also suggested that it would be useful to also show the school jotter app in the same way. Dates for this event will be confirmed and posted on this page. Feedback was also given on RSE, a question posted in our suggestion box. The main topic of discussion was how these lessons are delivered and the terminology used. Parents were assured by Gill and Joanne, that the lessons are similar to science lessons and only scientific names and vocabulary is used. This led to discussing the link between school and home learning, and how parents help their children at home with their work. Parents raised concerns that on occasion they are unsure how to explain homework to children as they don’t know how it has been taught at school. This is especially in maths. Joanne suggested that the materials teachers use to plan their lessons from could be put on the website. These hold examples of questions and methods the children will be taught at school. Joanne will be speaking to the school maths leader about this idea. Parents also requested teachers post on their blogs or put examples on homework of how questions are to be completed.

Communication with parents was the last topic of discussion. The school app is a vital form of communication, so presenting this on our next after school event will allow parents to use this more effectively. Parents suggested it would be useful having a board of upcoming events for parents to look at on the playground. Gill is going to look into having two boards in the playground to display events and important information. Gill raised an idea of having a newsletter on the same date every month so parents know when to expect this.

A positive meeting! Thank you again to our attendees, and for your contributions to the meeting. We hope to see you again on the 15th March. If you have not yet attended a meeting, you are most welcome to!

 

 

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