Kinoulton Primary School aims to operate an 'open door' policy where parents are welcomed and encouraged to visit school to help foster the vital home-school partnership which is necessary to support pupils' educational development.
Examples of how we try to do this include:
Volunteers regularly working in school - for example: reading, sewing and lunchtime club help
Parents helping on school trips
Reading Fridays (parents of KS1 pupils come into the classroom to hear children read, help change books and celebrate reading between 9am and 9.30am)
Class assemblies which are very well attended by parents
Termly parent forum meetings
An annual open day where parents can see the school in session
A willingness from teachers to meet with parents to discuss any issues of concern at any point in the school year (in addition to regular open evenings).
We consider Kinoulton Primary School to be a very good school. However, we know that we don't get everything right all of the time and that we can always improve. Part of our development routine involves eliciting parents' views.
This is done in three main ways:
1. Parent Forum meetings. These are held termly and provide an opportunity for parents to attend an informal meeting with the headteacher (and a governor representative) to discuss any school issues of interest or concern. Due to Covid-19 restrictions these meetings for 2020/2021 have been suspended until further notice.
2. A biennial parents survey/questionnaire to review current practice and inform future developments (see most recent survey in About Us section)
3. Ofsted Parent View
Parent View is a facility for parents to tell Ofsted what they think of their child's school. Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of school from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Many parents who are happy with their child's school use Parent View to share their satisfaction or to show support for the school. When large numbers of survey results are critical of a school, inspectors will look at this information alongside other data to make a decision about whether to inspect the school.