On Friday 13th March the school meal service will be selling red nose cookies to help raise money for Comic Relief Fund – 50p for each cookie.
For each cookie sold at 50p the school meal service will donate 25p to the Comic Relief fund, with the remaining 25p retained to cover food costs incurred.
Entry To School:
Could parents/carers of pupils in Foundation Phase please ensure that their children enter the school building at the start of the school day.
Parent/Carer Questionnaire Feedback:
Could I thank everyone who returned the questionnaires. The results were very pleasing – indicating a high level of satisfaction with regard to nearly all the areas:
1 Overall I am satisfied with the school – 98% agreed/2% disagreed
2 My child likes this school – 100% agreed
3 My child was helped to settle in well when started at school – 98% agreed / 2% didn’t know
4 My child is making good progress at school – 98% agreed/2% disagreed
5 Pupils behave well in school – 91% agreed / 2% disagreed/ 7% didn’t know
6 The teaching is good – 98% agreed / 2% didn’t know
7 Staff expect my child to work hard and do his or her best – 96% agreed/ 2% disagree / 2% don’t know
8 Homework builds well on what my child learns in school – 88% agreed / 6% disagree / 6% didn’t know
9 Staff treat all children fairly and with respect – 96% agreed / 2% disagree / 2% didn’t know
10 My child is encouraged to be healthy and to take regular exercise – 91% agreed / 2% disagree / 7% don’t know
11 My child is safe at school – 96% agreed / 2% disagree / 2% didn’t know
12 My child receives appropriate additional support – 89% agreed / 2% disagree / 9% didn’t know
13 I am kept well informed about my child’s progress – 98% agreed / 2% disagreed
14 I feel comfortable about approaching the school with questions – 100% agreed
15 I understand the school’s procedure for dealing with complaints – 81% agreed / 6% disagreed / 13% didn’t know
16 The school helps my child to become more mature/responsible – 98% agreed /2% didn’t know
17 My child is well prepared for moving on to the next school – 78% agreed / 4% disagreed / 18% didn’t know
18 There is a good range of activities including trips or visits – 89% agreed / 2% disagreed / 9% didn’t know
19 The school is well run – 96% agreed / 2% disagreed / 2% didn’t know
55 questionnaires were returned.
1 return represents 2%
We will distribute a copy of our Complaints Policy as well as place it on the school web-site (Question 15). We will consider preparation to next school (Question 17) as we enter the summer term. We have close links with Clywedog HS and have developed an induction that involves more time being spent in the HS. Transfer to other HS depends on their induction procedures as we are not a natural feeder to these HS. We anticipated a lower agreement with regard to the question, as parents outside Years5/6 are not aware of any HS transition arrangements.
Parents made additional comments highlighting the positive ‘open door policy’, effective staff and pupil support mechanisms, along with stating that St Giles was a happy school. The questionnaires highlighted parking and parental behaviour as being areas for development.
Could I thank parents for their support at the recent celebration in Church. It was a lovely celebration of Wales with the performances being a credit to both parents and school.
Eisteddfod Competition Winners:
Nursery/Reception – Freddie Cole
Year 1/ 2 – Jacob Edwards
Year 3/ 4 – Channel Somerfeld
Year 5/ 6 – Ella Kyffin
That you for your support in raising £617.44 for Hope House – through our ‘Superhero Challenge’ – diolch!
After School Football:
These sessions will resume next Monday – 3.15-4.15pm – pupils in Y4-6 (in the first instance)