What a difference the sunshine makes! It was such a pleasure to enjoy a happy and healthy half-term break with the end to what started to seem like interminable rain.
Every year, we invite you to let us know how we’re doing via the annual survey of parents /carers. This year’s survey is now open.
The first part of the survey is about some of the changes we’ve made due to Covid – we’re especially interested to hear your views about homework. The second part is more general and includes statements which you might be familiar with from previous surveys.
It should only take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Lots of the questions need only a tick answer. Most responses are optional so you can miss out a question if you’ve no particular opinions. There are only a few (marked with a red asterisk*) where a response is needed.
We’re always keen to hear your views. We do closely consider all the survey results, although we can’t guarantee that we can act on every point raised (this year, because of Covid, that’s been especially difficult).
The survey helps us to gain a broad overview of how we’re doing. For more specific questions, comments and concerns, it’s always best to speak with your child’s class teacher or Miss Beatson. The survey isn’t the right forum to raise a very specific point.
The survey’s open until Wednesday 30 June, so you’ve plenty of time to leave your views.
For the first five half-terms, our overall attendance figure is 95.9% – that’s a good figure. Thank you for helping your child to attend school as much as they can.
With attendance over 98%, well done especially to all the children in Year 1!
Our new parent governor
In case you missed our earlier message, our new parent governor is Mr Andy Sammons (Candidate 2), whose child attends Scholes (Elmet) Primary.
The election closed on Friday just before the half-term holiday with 89 votes cast overall.
Thank you to both candidates for standing in the parent governor elections.
End of year events
There’s a lot of uncertainty about 21 June – the final date in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. This makes it hard to plan for events and activities such as Sports Day, Y5,6 productions and Leavers’ Assembly. These are all still pencilled in, but we’ll have to wait and see whether they can go ahead as normal or whether they need to be adapted (like having a Sports Day but without spectators) or even cancelled.
Enjoy the weekend. Miss Beatson and I might both indulge in an ice-cream… one of us rates mint choc chip as a top choice; the other one always opts for the most unusual flavour on a menu (basil being a recent taste triumph). Can you work our who’s more traditional and who’s more adventurous?