Parent Voice

Parent Voice Meeting Haylands Primary School

12.10.18 at 9.40am

Mrs Nicolson, Mrs Gartell, Danielle Brodie, Lucy George, Dawn Stacey, Revathy Gnanesharan, Donna Day

  1. Mrs Gartell gave a presentation about maths mastery. See PowerPoint.
  2. Questions/discussed raised via email:

Mrs Drudge will be starting as admin officer on Monday 15th October, this will enable further capacity in the office to support with organisation of after school clubs.

Mrs Nicolson will be aiming for a wider range of clubs from January 2019.

Parent voice said that they would be happier to pay greater amounts of money for outside people to lead clubs.

Need to signpost Wight music tuition for music peripatetic ideas, reminder to the office to send these out after half term in time for January start.  There are a range of instrumental lessons available.

Lunchtime equipment. We will be reviewing what we have and considering new purchases to try to give a wider variety of activities at lunchtime.

What will get rewarded by dojos/values? What is the value of the currency? How many are rewarded? Do they get them for homework? Suggestion of points given outside of classroom could be ‘Values rewards’ so leaving dojos just for inside classroom.

Is there something like Bug club for maths? My maths is something we use – one parent said she didn’t think it was engaging. Mrs Gartell to remind staff to ensure children have log ons for home use.

Homework is skewed in reception (towards literacy) was the perspective of the group.

Is there an environmental policy?

No there isn’t one – discussion of whiteboards, not paper wasted, solar panels, educating children about reducing waste, also online payment system replacing cash at end of October.  This will reduce envelopes coming into school. First module to be introduced will be dinner money.  Aim is to roll it all out by January 2019.

Next parents evening is 7th and 8th November. There will be another meeting by Year 6 teachers to help inform parents about the Year 6 journey.

Values badges – similar issue to the dojos, perspective shared that some children do get overlooked, particularly average children. Issues raised of some children having access to squishies, sometimes children who’ve been out for intervention have been seen coming back to class with a biscuit.

Lunchbox storage – could there be a lunchbox zone outside?

What is the policy on trainers?

For PE but school shoes should be worn at all other times.

Donna Day offered to organise a crèche for the next meeting.

Timing for next meeting
21st November 5.15pm

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