Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Fiat Voluntas Dei - May God's will be done

Seabridge Lane, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 4AG

(01782) 973 888

Governor Questionnaire to Parents 2015

Thank you to everyone who completed this year’s Governors’ Questionnaire, you can see the results on the other side of the page. Your views about Our Lady & St Werburgh’s are important to us and we promised to let you know the results of the survey before Christmas.

We have 234 children in school, from 173 families, and we had 93 questionnaires returned. The results are very encouraging and indicate that the vast majority of you feel that Our Lady & St Werburgh’s is a happy school, which delivers an excellent standard of education in an environment with a strong Catholic ethos.
We also asked you which two things you thought we are doing well and what two things you thought we could do better, and here is a summary of the most frequent themes:

What things are we doing well?

  • The standard of teaching and academic achievement of the pupils is good (30 comments)
  • The school provides a happy, safe environment for children, with a strong sense of community (24)
  • The pastoral care is excellent (22)
  • The school promotes good behaviour and discipline (11)
  • Strong Catholic ethos and good religious education and integration with the Parish community (10)
  • Communication between school and home is good (8)

What things could we do better?

  • Communication with parents could be improved in timing, content and frequency (19 comments)
  • The availability and range of extra-curricular activities could be improved (18)
  • The variety of snacks and canteen food could be improved (12)
  • The delivery of a varied curriculum could be improved, and children of high ability more supported (11)

Governors discussed the full questionnaire report at our meeting earlier this month and you may have already noticed the school office sending out a reminder on Friday afternoons of events coming up the following week. We hope that you will find this useful. It is also worth remembering that a list of dates is on the school website, or if you have lost your paper copy please pop in to the office to pick one up. We would also like you to be reassured that if you ever have any concern about your child in school that the staff are there to help you. Please approach your class teacher, or if that’s not always convenient do let the office know so that they can arrange for you to receive a telephone call.

We also discussed extra-curricular activities but please be aware that any further additions to what’s already offered may incur a small charge. We are also grateful for the vital role provided by the Wise Owls staff and are aware of the impact that after-school clubs have on their service.