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Drighlington Primary School

Nurturing, supporting, believing, achieving!

Moorland Road, Bradford
West Yorkshire, BD11 1JY

01132853000

info@drighlingtonprimary.org.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Sue Jackson

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Keeping Everyone Informed

Posted: Mar 11, 2017 by: admin on: Head Teacher Blog

Thank you to all who came to our Parent Evenings. The vast majority were really positive, thank you.

Some parents and carers have said on Ofsted Parent View that they do not get enough information about children’s learning. We used to be able to give out levels such as 2c, 2b, 2a. These no longer exist.

During Parent Evenings teachers handed out leaflets about what children in each year group need to have learnt by the end of the year. We call these end of year expectations. Those who did not receive a leaflet should ask their child's teacher for a copy.

The government expect us to keep teaching towards the end of year expectations but we cannot assess the final results until the end of the year when all parts have been taught. Teachers will always be happy to share children’s work and talk to parents and carers about how well each child is working towards the year end expectations, but they cannot give levels at this time of the year.

Some parents and carers have asked what will happen now that we have had our Ofsted inspection.

Much of what was in the report was already being addressed in our school improvement plan. However, we expect a monitoring visit within six weeks of the inspection date. We understand that a single inspector will spend one day in school and write a brief report about our progress towards targets. The main Ofsted report will not change. About one year from now we will have a full two-day inspection and that is when a completely new report will be written.

Keeping everyone informed is really important to us. Those who use the new mobile app hopefully find it useful. Those who still have the old “School Updates” should now delete it as it just repeats what is on the new app. We send emails and everyone should keep us updated if email addresses change. Of course the website is the best way of keeping updated.

If anyone has further questions or ideas about how we can keep everyone informed please let us know. 

Dates for your dairy:

24.3.17 Red Nose Day - wear something red

27.3.17 Y1 Sharing Toys with Parents and Carers Afternoon 

30.3.17 PTA Easter Fair 3.15-4.15pm

19.7.17 Evidence of Learning Day

7.12.17 Morley Town Hall Carol Concert Evening

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