Parent Pupil Voice
If you would like to see the current messages or send a comment to the headteacher about any aspect of
teaching and learning at Westrop, please click here.
Click for the KS1 Questionnaire 2011 KS2 Questionnaire 2011
Thank you to all the parents who returned their completed questionnaires.
It has really helped us to understand how you feel about KS2 and ensure that you and your child are happy with Westrop School.
Here are some of the positive comments that were lovely to read:
Here are some of the worries parents had which we would like to try and help sort
|"I feel my child is given far too much homework"
The recommended homework guidelines given to primary schools are that children in Year 3 and 4 should complete 1.5 hours a week. In Year 5 and 6 they should complete 2.5 hours a week. During this time your child needs to complete their learning logs and read at home. We as teachers are aware of what is attainable within the given amount of time: So if after the allotted time they have not finished, it is fine to get them to stop. Comments and feedback from parents in the learning logs is welcomed, as we would want to ensure that your child is not failing to complete their homework on a regular basis (This would also include being given too much support, where the child is not undertaking the thinking required, and therefore not progressing in their learning).
It is also vital that as a primary school, we are preparing your children for secondary education. With this transition, comes a far greater level of homework, as well as the need for skills such as independence and organisation. We would be doing children a great disservice if we were not preparing them for their future in secondary school.
|"I sometimes find the learning logs confusing and are unsure of how much help to give my child."
Please don’t worry about how your child sets out their learning logs we have given some guidance so that the books are more likely to last a full term. Please check the school website for ideas or pop in after school to look at some good examples of learning logs.
|"I have mixed feeling about sets."
It is understandable that you have mixed feelings about sets. However, the benefits for learning are very clear, and here at Westrop we believe these outweigh the downsides. Children are set with others of similar ability, which enables work at an appropriate rate for the whole set, as well as consolidating expectations within that set. It again, also prepares children for a similar structure in secondary school.
|Thank you for all your support.
From all the staff in Key Stage 2.