"Fantastic leadership, teaching, support and admin staff, who are all highly visible and approachable. The school's communication to parents is great. The school provides excellent opportunities for the children both within subject classes and extra-curricular activities. The school has fantastic links in the local community."
Research shows that high levels of family engagement leads to better outcomes, improved attendance and better behaviour in school.
Knowing that parents and carers can have a massive role to play in their child's education, we are keen to seek your views, to work with you and to help you be well placed to support your child's learning at home.
As an inclusive school community, all of our members are valued and listened too. We actively seek the views of parents & carers, and try to give parents different ways in which to feedback to the school and our staff.
Bi-annually we aim to produce a parent survey to seek views on what we are doing well and what we could be doing better.
Recent survey results indicate that the vast majority of our parent body are really happy with Bure Valley School and the education their children are receiving.
In our most recent parent survey 100% of respondents said that they would recommend this school to another person.
Here is a summary of our most recent parent & carer survey results and parent comments (Aut 2021):
What we do well -
- Work hard to make children feel happy and safe at school
- Provide a friendly, caring and supportive learning environment, in a modern facility
- Make parents and carers aware of what their child will be learning
- Take shared concerns seriously
- Have high expectations of each child
- Help all children to do well (not just academically)
- Provide a broad and balanced curriculum, with a variety of extra curricular opportunities
- Encourage pupils to read widely
- Have a positive ethos
- Have approachable, knowledgeable and hard working staff
- Excellent facilities and extensive outdoor learning opportunities/space
- Highly visible leadership team, that leads the school well
Areas for development -
- Ensure the behaviour of a small minority of children does not disrupt the learning of others
- Ensure parents know how to raise a concern with the school
- Tackle incidents of bullying more quickly when they arise
- Increase extra-curricular opportunities further
- Work more collaboratively with all families
- Share work digitally with families
- Work with the town and county council to help improve parking and road safety at drop off and collection times
Parent View also gives parents a chance to tell Ofsted what they think about our school. This separate survey asks parents how strongly they agree or disagree with statements about our school.