Redbourn Infant and Nursery School Parent Focus Group May 2014 Who are we? Our Parent Focus Group has met twice since our last newsletter - once at the end of March and again last week. Nursery AM - Anne Wilkes Lime - Tracy Bennett Oak - Rachel Rothwell Larch - Preeti Chaudhary Chestnut - Ruth Hurst As well as sharing our discussion points from these meetings we would also like to note the following… One of the first things we do in each meeting is to review what was discussed or actioned from the previous meeting. We are very pleased to say that there has been progress in many areas… As a result, Nursery now opens five minutes earlier in the morning to help with the flow of children getting in and settled. Correspondence is now coming more via the children-teacher-register method which has improved congestion in the school office. Voluntary donations can now be paid via School Comms following feedback that this would make it easier and more likely for people to contribute. Finally - a cancelled Year 1 cake sale got back on its feet after a discussion at the last PFG meeting and raised £120! OFSTED EVENTS Our May Day celebrations are this Thursday and Friday with the Governing Body providing tea, coffee and pastries to buy on Friday morning. As well as the lovely dancing that we will all look forward to watching, there will be an opportunity to see the new development of the courtyard area that has now been finished! Please come and see the fantastic results. As many of you will be aware, we recently had a letter from Ofsted who carried out an “Interim” review. The result of this was that the school has continued to perform as good with outstanding features. What an achievement! If you missed the letter that came out from our school Chair of Governors please do look online at the school website where you can read this and the Ofsted letter. SMOKING & DOG POO Both of these unpleasant things were discussed at our previous meeting. This is just to remind everyone that of course it is not nice for our children to have to breathe in smoke on their way in or out of school - or to have to walk where someone has allowed their dog to mess without picking it up. Let’s all do what we can to make sure neither of these continue to be an issue. QUESTIONNAIRE VACANCY All of you should have received these in your children’s book bags. The school and governing body use the responses to form part of their strategy day when they meet later this term. Your feedback is always so valuable so please make sure to fill it in and pop it back! The Children’s Centre Committee meet once or twice a term and are looking for a new member to join them to discuss, make decisions and contribute ideas. If you would like to get involved just pop in to the Children’s Centre or email [email protected] CHILDREN’S CENTRE PARENT SATISFACTION SURVEY The results of this are now collated and make for some very impressive reading. In summary out of the 137 comments they received, 124 were positive as the Children’s Centre users are delighted with the support and services provided! The 13 observations were to do with things like the timing of certain groups etc. and all of these have been successfully answered/addressed. Thank you if you took the time to fill one in and if you want to see the results pop into the Children’s Centre or again look online. Nursery PM - Hana Earley Willow - Jane Graham Beech - Alison Frake Maple - Kerri Orchard Chair - Donna Russell ONE WAY SYSTEM Yet another constant point of discussion when PFG meet! PLEASE can we all try to follow the one way system which is UP Crouch Hall Lane, ALONG Long Cutt, then DOWN Snatchup. It really would help to make things safer and easier if everyone who drives to the school pick up/drop off could stick to this. Or better still, walk to school! TRANSITION This is an exciting time for all our children as they start getting ready to move up to their new classes. There is a transition programme which will be rolled out over the next half term so that the children will feel more than ready and excited to get started after the summer.
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