‘Nurturing Individual Excellence’

Parent Views

Your views are important to us. We are always keen to hear your questions, comments and concerns. Your feedback is one of the ways to make improvments within school to provide the best opportunities for our children.

The parent surveys can be downloaded below.


Parent Survey 2018 - 4th May 2018

A couple of updates to your feedback from the survey in March. We have discussed how we could give parents/carers more opportunity to understand their children’s progress and thought we could trial the following:

  • Open up classrooms and display pupil books at the October parent/teacher consultations, as we do in March.

  • Offer an informal ‘open drop-in’ session for you to come into school and look at your children’s work in their classrooms in the summer term. This year this will be on July 16th 3.15-5.30pm. (Please note that as staff will be in their classrooms to support this evening, we do not have the capacity to supervise pupils or their siblings.)

We hope that this will provide an extra opportunity each term to see for yourself the progress in your child’s books.

You should have received a maths questionnaire last week aimed at helping us to shape the content of the maths information evening. The date of the maths parent/carer information evening is Wednesday 6th June, 4pm and you will receive a separate letter where you can sign up to attend.


Annual Parent/Carer Questionaire 2018

At parent/carer teacher consultations in March 2018, we distributed our annual parent/carer questionnaire. It is very useful for us to have feedback and this is always reflected upon at a strategic level with governors. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey – it helps us to know what is working well and what we can/should develop further. The results of the seuvey can be downloaded below

A few examples of your suggestions from the last couple of years and the school's responses are:

You said – the drive is dark when leaving events at the night.

We did – made budgetary provision to enable us to put lighting and electricity down the drive – work was completed in August 2016.


You said – music provision seems excellent.

We did – ensured our commitment to special projects continued into 2015-16 and beyond, extending this to include Early Years.


You said – dinner staff should communicate more with teachers.

We did – establish half termly meetings with the senior leadership team and midday assistants to discuss any specific issues or developments from lunchtimes.

You said – a mid-year written report?

We did – now that we are embedding assessment without levels into our school, we are offering an information evening for all parents and we introduced a pupil mid-year report card in February 2017.

You then said in 2017 - midyear report card is continued – really helpful in informing exactly where child is academically

You said – more after school clubs for Year 2

We did – Year 1 and 2 have been able to access football, homework, multisports, coding clubs, choir and construction from Autumn 2016.


Of course, as you can see from this section of our website, you also gave us much positive feedback about what we do well, what works for your child and what we should keep doing. So, your feedback is very much valued and we do hope that you can complete the survey again for 2019.



Speak with the class teacher

Parents’ evenings are held twice a year – once in the autumn term and another in the spring. However, informal meetings can be more effective.

We encourage parents of all our pupils to keep in close contact with the school, it’s nearly always possible to speak with the class teacher before or after school, and a longer discussion can be arranged if you have specific concerns or would like to know more about how to support your child.


Speak to the Headteacher

As well as speaking to the class teacher, Mrs Houldsworth is available to talk through any concerns that you may have.


Parent Questionnaire

In the Spring Term, we will send out a short parents and carers survey. The survey will be in two sections.

  • The first section asks you to agree / disagree to a few statements – these relate to Ofsted inspection criteria and will be about teaching, learning, behaviour and safety, and leadership.
  • The second section is more open-ended where we might ask for your thoughts on a number of different issues.

The surveys can be returned to us unnamed, if you’d prefer.

The summary of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 parents and carers questionnaires can be downloaded below.


Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell ofsted what you think about your child’s school. Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.  Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. Please use the link below to access the Parent View website.


If you’ve got some feedback for us, we’d like to hear from you. You can contact us at any time by email or via a note given in at the school office.

Your questions, comments or concerns are often answered in our monthly newsletters, termly class letter or class specific letters. All letter are sent home using our electronic school communications system, Parentmail, and are downloadable from the school website.


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Excalibur Primary School

Ivy Lane, Alsager, ST7 2RQ

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