PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENT EVENT MARCH 2018
PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENT EVENT DECEMBER 2017
YEAR 7 SETTLING IN SURVEY AUTUMN TERM 2017
YEAR 7 SETTLING IN SURVEY AUTUMN TERM 2016
The survey was completed by 53% (8/15) of our year 7 parents/carers – this is initially very disappointing as this is below the average attendance at the Autumn term 2015 progress and achievement event of 66.6% (2/3). The general picture highlights 100% of those asked that they are happy with the way in which the school has supported their child to settle into the Elmwood School learning community, there were a few challenges to further improve our approach to settling in year 7 pupils:
- 12.5% (1 pupil) had felt uncomfortable / worried about attending school.
Elmwood Response: Transition is always a challenge aspect in any child’s life, especially one who has a SEND. Every pupil matters at Elmwood and all pupils are reminded of the key adults they can talk to regarding why they are worried. It is your child’s responsibility to tell us if they are feeling uncomfortable/worried and it’s our job to reduce to these anxieties to enable a positive experience at Elmwood.
- 25% (2 pupils) feel they have felt reluctant to attend school.
Elmwood Response: As above, in addition attendance is extremely important at Elmwood and to enable academic and social progress to occur you need to be here! That also means that if you are present in school you are able to communicate to staff about why you were reluctant to attend school – if we know the problem we can support you to put things right. If you feel you are being bullied then use the schools procedures of recording and sharing information.
- 12.5% (1 pupil) feel they haven’t made any friends since joining Elmwood.
Elmwood Response: New friendships take time to develop, especially if you are new to the group. Please look at the areas of interest you may have with others within your class or base, this will help you start a conversation with the pupil. Friendships take time to build up and are based around mutual respect and trust.
- 25% (2 pupils) are not happy with the extra curricular activities offered.
Elmwood Response: We have tried to secure a timetable of activities to offer your child during the Autumn Term 1, but these were poorly attended and we were unable to transport the pupils home in a timely manner – extending the child’s day significantly for a short enrichment experience. We have recently re-launched enrichment activities on a Monday from 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm but it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to arrange suitable transport – this has meant that some pupils have engaged in recent activities.
PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENT EVENT DECEMBER 2016
The survey was completed by 44% (24/55) of our parents who child attends Elmwood School as their primary educational placement. The general picture highlights 100% of those asked that they are happy with how the school keeps their child safe, supports their needs and achieves academic outcomes for them. There was one question which highlighted more than 1 parent (2%) who didn’t at least agree with one of the statements.
- 5.4% (3 pupils) felt their child’s lesson was disrupted by bad behaviour.
Elmwood Response: We are embarking on an upward trend of improving behaviour over time, and this has been successful – behaviour is consistently good at Elmwood and in some classes outstanding (supported by the Behaviour Monitoring Graphs which would have discussed at the Progress and Achievement event and your child discusses on a weekly basis). It is always a difficult term, after such a long break from school and the expectations also we generally focus on the “bad” things instead of celebrating the positives that your child has achieved throughout their time at Elmwood.
COPIES OF PREVIOUS SURVEYS
SUMMER TERM 2016
13th July 2016. The overall turnout was over 75% which was very pleasing to see.
SPRING TERM 2016
21st March 2016. The overall turnout was 53.3%.
AUTUMN TERM 2015
9th December 2015 . The overall turnout was 66%.
SUMMER TERM 2015
15th July 2015. The overall turnout was 60.5%.
SPRING TERM 2015
22nd April 2015. The overall turnout was 53.3%.
AUTUMN TERM 2014
SUMMER TERM 2014
9th July 2014. The overall turnout was 65%.