What people told us in previous polls and how that helped us:
Poll views about handwriting
We held a website poll about handwriting from mid June until mid July 2017. 62 people voted.
55% said "My child's handwriting is much neater now that cursive writing is being used."
19% said "My child is beginning to get used to cursive handwriting."
26% said "I do not think cursive handwriting is improving my child's writing."
This means that 74% overall can see that cursive writing is making a difference and over half of our parents say their child's handwriting is neater. School Improvement Advisers who have visited the school recently say they can see a difference too. We can see from books, and from the children's enthusiasm for cursive writing as they become older, that this has vastly improved handwriting across school. We will continue to develop this approach. We ask that the 16 parents who said it is not improving their child's handwriting talk directly to teachers so that we can further support their children.
Poll views about Rockstars
We held a website poll about Timetables Rockstars from early May until mid June 2017. 69 people voted.
87% of those who voted said "My child loves Rockstars and it is making a difference to their confidence as a mathematician"
13% said "My child is not interested in Rockstars"
It is good that so many said they love Rockstars. For those that do not, we ask that families talk to teachers about other ways to help children become more confident with their times-tables.
Poll views about early years Nativity performances
We held a website poll from the 16th December 2016 until the 3rd January 2017. We asked views on whether people enjoyed the Early Years performances. The results were overwhelmingly positive.
131 people said yes (90.97%)
13 people said performances could have been better (9.03%)
We are very happy that so many people had positive experiences and will go with the majority vote. Our staff are already thinking of ways in which next year's performance can be improved.
Poll views about Christmas performances
We held a website poll from the 16th December 2016 until the 3rd January 2017. We asked views on whether we should have our next Christmas Carol Concert at Morley Town Hall. the results were overwhelmingly positive.
133 people said yes (94.33%)
8 people said no (5.07%)
Of course we will go with the majority vote and plan next year's event at Morley Town Hall.
Poll views about Pobble
We held a website poll in January and February 2017. We asked "Will Pobble will make a difference to children’s attitudes and confidence as writers?"
There were 84 responses.
88.1% said "My child loves Pobble; it will make a difference to their attitude and confidence as a writer."
11.9% said "My child is not interested in Pobble."
So what will we do with this information?
It is clear from this and the response of children in class that Pobble is largely successful. We need to keep focusing on raising standards in writing and will keep doing all that we can. We will keep Pobble going, and try to find out which children do not like Pobble and why. We ask that families let us know if their child does not like Pobble so that we can promote it and create much more interest across the school.