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Parent Feedback

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Parent Questionnaire Results-Autumn term 2015

Thank you to the 79 parents who returned their questionnaire. Your responses and comments contribute to the school's development. Here are the results.


    Strongly Agree Agree Disagree



Don't know
1. My child enjoys school. 70% 27% 1.3% 2.5% 0%
2. The school keeps my child safe. 72% 25% 0% 1.3% 0%
3. Bullying (including persistent name-calling, cyber, racist and homophobic bullying) is rare. The school deals with any cases of bullying well. 40.5% 30% 2.5% 1.3% 23%
4. The school looks after my child well. 65% 32% 0% 0% 2.6%
5. My child makes good progress at this school. 64% 32% 1.3% 0% 2.6%
6. My child is well taught at this school. 70% 30% 0% 0% 0%
7. My child receives appropriate homework for their age. 48% 31% 1.3% 0% 3.9%
8 This school makes sure the pupils are well behaved. 58% 32% 1.3% 1.3% 5%
9. This school is a welcoming and pleasant place to visit. 72% 25% 0% 0% 2.6%
10 The school responds well to any concerns I raise. 60% 27% 5% 1.3% 6%


Parent & Carers responses to the question:

In your opinion, what are the best things about Seaburn Dene Primary School’?

  • High standards, discipline, respect, level of concern for pupils, loving environment, devoted teachers.

  • The school values are very strong and are maintained throughout the school. I am really impressed by the emotional intelligence and motivations given to children to “think out of the box”, be independent and apply theory to reality. All exercised successfully.

  • The teachers are approachable. My child is very happy here and is learning very well – above and beyond her years.

  • The atmosphere of the whole school is always very welcoming and warm. Staff are always willing to help and discuss any issues you may have.

  • Friendly, approachable teachers – small, community feeling.

  • It is a very well-run school. My child really enjoys her time here and given the opportunity recently to change school/area – she made it very clear she had no wish to do so.

  • The hardwork and dedication of the staff. They really care about the children and do the upmost to give them the best.

  • The staff seem very friendly and experienced. The school seems child friendly and has quite small class sizes. The curriculum sounds fun and varied.

  • There is an attention to detail in terms of each child’s life: show and tell, scrap books of things from home, Halloween costume days, hero days and the opportunity for parental involvement.

  • My daughter enjoys school very much. The staff are very approachable and friendly and the staff in the school office do a tremendous job.

  • Staff work hard and clearly know their students. The school is clearly focused on making progress, addressing students’ needs and navigating its way through some choppy waters in education.

  • I like the school because it is small and friendly and it does not feel impersonal.

  • …small classes where children get to know each o0ther well and form strong friendships. Good afterschool/in-school clubs.I am pleased with how the school is progressing in maths and pushing to learn and enjoy it.

  • The enthusiasm and dedication of the staff. Communication between school and home. My children are inspired to learn.

  • My children are happy and exceeding their targets. The small class sizes. The teachers are available to talk to or raise any concerns.

  • Class sizes are smaller than expected, meaning my child gets more teacher time.

On the evening of 12th February 2015 we held a mother and daughters evening with a focus on maths, challenges and family fun. Here is feedback from one of our parents.


To Miss Purdy

I just want to thank you and ALL the staff at Seaburn Dene for the most fantastic and enjoyable night for mothers and daughters. My two girls have said they cant wait for the next night as they enjoyed so much. I think if there were more families there, it may have taken longer for each family to be involved in the activities, therefore having only 28 families was the perfect amount for the night. Please dont hold back on future events like this, as you and all the staff joined in and made a great night for everyone! 

Thanks again

Action Maths-Foundation Stage Unit

Please pass on my appreciation to the staff in the Foundation Stage for their effort in planning and delivering a great Action Maths session.

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit this morning to share in my son’s play and learning. He was very enthusiastic about all the maths activities on offer and was proud to show me around "his" nursery.

May I also take this opportunity to thank Mrs Wilson and the team for helping to settle my child into your school. His confidence has grown a lot in the past couple of weeks and as a parent it's reassuring to hear him tell me things such as "Mrs Wilson's got a lovely voice" "Mrs Brown wears lovely jumpers" and "Mrs Fryatt is lovely.” Thank you. (Parent Jan 2015)

Maths Workshops-January and February 2015

Maths workshops were held on three consecutive Wednesdays at the beginning of the Spring term 2015. These were organised to help parents understand the calculation methods we use at different stages as children move through the school.

This is what parents thought/said:


100% of parents felt the workshops were very good with 43% considering them to be outstanding. Here are some of the comments:


"Relaxed, informative and very useful. Great to work with daughter in a classroom setting."

"Good mix of practical and theory. Great opportunity to speak to teaching staff."

"Essential to understand the processes your child uses."

"Useful, informative and explained well".