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PARENT VIEW

Parent View is an opportunity for parents to provide regular thoughts, feedback and suggestions to the school in a quick and easy to use manner.  Each half term, we will invite views on a focused topic.  We value your views and will publish the results of each consultation for you to view.   

THIS HALF TERM'S PARENT VIEW: MATHS HOMEWORK AND SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD AT HOME

This half term's Parent View asks you for your thoughts, opinions and suggestions relating to maths homework and supporting your child with maths at home.  Use the link below to take part in this half term's Parent View.

LAST HALF TERM'S PARENT VIEW: ThE school WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA folloW UP

Thank you for your responses to our follow-up survey which asked for your views on the school's website and how we use social media. 

FINDINGS/FEEDBACK ACTION POINTS
We were very pleased to have recieved so many positive comments about the changes that we have made to the website.  We will continue to improve it during the course of the year.  
The school's website is being used more frequently now that it has been redesigned.  Over 75% of you now visit at least once a month, compared to only 55% at the beginning of the term.  Close to 40% of people now visit at least once a week.  The school's website will continue to be developed.  We will continue to use feedback from the previous Parent View, such as sending out notifications of updates to the website, to help direct parents to parts of the website that they may find useful..
The most common reason for using the school's website is to find information. We will continue to ensure that information is easy to find and up-to-date.  We will also continue to look at ways to improve other areas of the website such as the part that children and parents can use to support learning at home.
We received a suggestion that we have a calendar of events on our website..

The new website now has a 'upcoming events' section which gives details of what is happening in school in the near future.  The page can be found in the 'Parents' section, or use the link provided here.

We received a request that the school adds Instagram to its social media platforms. This is something that we have explored and will let you know of any future developments.
It was suggested that we use Facebook Messenger as a way to contact the school. Whilst we love to use Facebook to update parents and family members about what is going on in school, we cannot guarantee that we would be able to respond to Facebook Messenger messages as quickly as emails sent to the school office or by popping into the school office in person.  If you would like to send a message to the school, please use admin@heathkesgrave.suffolk.sch.uk where we will be happy to respond to your questions.

 

pARENT VIEW ARCHIVE

Click each icon below to see details of our previous Parent Views

  • SEPTEMBER 2019: THE SCHOOL WEBSITE

    Thank you to all of you who provided initial feedback on our new website.  We received many positive comments about the new format and some useful suggestions about how we could improve it.

    FINDINGS/FEEDBACK ACTION POINTS
    87% of our parents use a tablet or a smartphone as their main device for viewing the school's website. The new website is designed to be easier to view on a smartphone or tablet.  The primary consideration when adding new content is now how it will look on a tablet or smartphone.
    77% of our parents use Facebook. We are continuing to further develop our use of Facebook with the aim of giving parents frequent updates of what is going on in school - for example photos of trips, visitors and events happening in the school, and publshing what our growth mindset quote of the week is.
    'Our School' and 'Parents' are the pages that are most frequently visited by parents. We are working through the pages to improve them further.  We are also looking at the other sections that are not used as frequently and reviewing the content in them with the aim of improving them.  This is an ongoing process.
    We received feedback requesting that we send emails informing parents of when there is new content on the website. We have sent a ParentMail out this term detailing the main changes that have happened to the website this term, and what some of our plans are for content in the future.  We have also been using Facebook and Twitter to send out regular links to new content, such as new editions of Heath News.  We will continue to send out ParentMails when there are major changes to content on the website and will continue to send out updates and links via social media.
    We received feedback asking for photos of children in year groups across the school on the website. We have launched 'Heath News' this term which is a weekly publication created by our Year Six pupils.  It features photos and videos of the main events that happened in school over the course of that week.  Over the course of the first six editions, we have managed to include articles for most year groups. We have published a large number of photos on our Facebook page this term and we have also added additional photos to the website this term.  Because of the format of the new website, we have been unable to use any older photos because the resolution or aspect ratio is not suitable.  Therefore, all the photos added have to be new content.  The PFA have funded some new cameras for us to use to increase our photo collection.  We aim to add further photos in due course - especially on our 'Nursery and Reception' page. 

     

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