On behalf of the pupils, parents, staff and governors I would like to extend, to you and your family, a warm welcome to Holy Family Catholic Primary School.
Holy Family is a school that our children, staff, parents and governors are proud of. We strive to promote the values of faith throughout our daily life. We provide a religious syllabus, which develops our children's knowledge and understanding of our faith while providing a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum which develops the potential of all our pupils.
Meeting the needs of children, inspiring a love of challenging learning and aspiring to Christian values, can best be achieved by close co-operation between home, school and parish. Without the involvement of parents, our task is that much more difficult and less enjoyable. Therefore we hope that parents will take a close interest in what their children are doing in school and encourage and support their child's learning.
We would be pleased to have the opportunity to show prospective parents around our school when the learning and ethos can be seen at first hand. We welcome this as an opportunity to explain our aims and to be able to answer and questions that you may have.
Working hand in hand with parents is the key to happy pupils and a successful school. Here at Holy Family, we are constantly striving to improve our school to provide the best possible safe, nurturing, learning environment for your children. We welcome your views and regularly send our questionnaires to ensure we are meeting the needs of your child to the best of our ability.
Parent View is an online questionnaire that parents and carers can use to give your views about this school at any time of the school year. Parent View has replaced the paper questionnaires that inspectors used to circulate at the time of a school inspection to gather parents' views.
If our school is notified that Ofsted inspecting it, we will send you a letter about the inspection, with a link to Parent View. We will also send a text or email message to parents whose mobile numbers or email addresses we have on our records.
To complete the short questionnaire at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk you simply need an email address and a password to register. Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to choose answers to 12 short questions about the school, such as how well we deal with bullying, the quality of teaching, whether the level of homework given to your child is appropriate, and whether you would recommend the school to other parents.
Inspectors will consider parents' views alongside other evidence when making a judgement about a school. It is also useful for us because it gives valuable information about what you think of the school and helps us to improve.
We would be happy to hear your views.
Communication is really important and if you have any concerns we would urge you to make an appointment to see your child's class teacher as soon as possible so we can resolve any issues swiftly. If you still feel that the issue has not been resolved then you may make an appointment with the Key Stage Coordinator; Miss Loveless KS1 and Mrs Rooney KS2 or the headteacher, Mrs Morton.
If after this you still feel you have concerns then you can follow the school complaints procedure.
Mrs Louise Morton (Headteacher)