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We were pleased to see that many of you were happy with the service we offer. The grades selected were overwhelmingly strongly agree, we have analysed your responses to our parental questionnaires returned in March 2017 and below are your responses. In total we received 33 questionnaires.

Parental Questionnaire Analysis
Strongly agree %Agree %Disagree %Strongly disagree %Don’t know %
1My child is happy at this school8218
2My child feels safe at this school8218
3My child is making good progress at this school76213
4My child is well looked after at this school 8812
5My child is taught well at this school8515
6My child receives appropriate homework for their age70219
7This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved79183
8This school deals effectively with bullying552718
9This school is well led and managed7624
10This school responds well to any concerns I raise8218
11I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress6733
12Would you recommend this school to another parent?Yes100No0


You said:
Activities in holidays or after school reading club or where children can show their skills for example. Presentations – this is a great way for children to develop new skills with engaging, communications and building their confidence – (and it can be fun).

We said:
We absolutely agree – Newby is about fulfilling each child’s potential and to do this we offer lots of opportunities for children to show their full range of talents. We have a full range of after school clubs and holiday clubs – have a look on the website for details. We already have a weekly good work assembly, a half termly attendance assembly, opportunities for children to perform their music and drama skills to an audience, and our unique ‘Battle of the Blues’ competition. These are all opportunities for children to demonstrate their unique skills. Parents are invited to a number of these opportunities. Starting from September, we have planned to invite parents to come to a half termly celebration of the work that has been done.You said: Activities in holidays or after school reading club or where children can show their skills for example. Presentations – this is a great way for children to develop new skills with engaging, communications and building their confidence – (and it can be fun).

You said: A bit more homework.

We said: The homework we give as a standard is learning core skills such as high frequency words, spellings, number facts and, of course, daily reading. We also recognise that many of our children attend Madrasa for two hours in an evening where they continue with their learning. We have just started to introduce ‘Challenge homework’ projects and these seem to be proving very successful, so they will be expanded across the whole of school.

You said: I feel the standard of education can be pushed a little further so our school can compete with other schools & we can move up the league table. Also I feel children that are gifted and talented need to be recognised and pushed further.

We said: The standard of education received by the pupils at Newby has a very long history of being successful. For the past two years, children at Newby have made significantly more progress in reading, writing and maths than pupils nationally. We are very proud of our academic achievement but we recognise that education is about much more. We work hard to ensure our children leave Newby with a love of learning, resilience and a healthy mental attitude. We have looked at challenge in our curriculum this year and our unique learning continuums have helped towards ensuring that all of our pupils meet their full potential whatever their ability.

Really pleased with my child’s progress and the school. My son enjoys coming to school and is happy and well looked after at school. The staff are polite and always available to listen to any concerns I may have. Overall, really happy.

All my four children have attended Newby and I have nothing bad to say it’s a wonderful school.

I really am happy with my child’s progress and the school. The staff are polite and approachable and listen to any concerns I have.