In the past few years, Swillington Primary has gone from strength to strength. Our achievements are many, including our last Ofsted report (2013) and our latest Key Stage 2 SAT results.
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Swillington Primary School was last inspected in November 2015 and has been graded as good in all areas.
You can download the Full Ofsted Report by clicking here.
April 2015 Feedback Results
These are the results of the parent questionnaire that was sent out to parents in April, 2015. 28 received 1 parent = 4%
|1.||The school has a happy atmosphere||100%||0%||0%|
|2.||The school provides a safe environment for my child||96%||4%||0%|
|3.||I am made to feel welcome when I come into school||100%||0%||0%|
|4.||I find it easy to approach the school with questions or problems to do with my child||96%||4%||0%|
|5.||The school expects my child to work hard and achieve his or her best||100%||0%||0%|
|6.||Staff and pupils respect and trust each other||85%||12%||4%|
|7.||The school is well led and managed||100%||0%||0%|
|8.||Parents are encouraged to play an active part in the life of the school||85%||8%||8%|
|9.||Newsletters are helpful and informative||96%||4%||0%|
|10.||School reports and parents evenings keep me well informed about how my child is getting on||96%||4%||0%|
|11.||My child is making good progress at school||96%||4%||0%|
|12.||Pupils get help and support to do their best when they need it||88%||4%||8%|
|13.||My child gets the right amount of work to do at home||71%||18%||11%|
|14.||The school provides an interesting range of activities, clubs and sports outside of lessons||88%||4%||2 parents answered N/A|
|15.||My child likes school||96%||4%||0%|
|16.||My child is treated fairly at school||96%||0%||4%|
|17.||My child is happy at playtimes and lunch times||96%||4%||0%|
|18.||My child does not have a problem with bullying/or exclusion by his/her peers||85%||16%||0%|
|19.||Behaviour in the school is good||88%||8%||4%|
|20.||School buildings are kept in good order||100%||0%||0%|
|21||The school is well thought of in the local community||77%||8%||16%|
|What are we doing well?
(Quotes taken directly from the questionnaires 2014-2015)
“Homework, school dinners, reading”
“I like the extra- curricular activities”
“The school has a good support network”
“Big improvements since change in leadership, new teachers brought a new lease of life into the school”
“All round staff are doing a great job”
“Problems solved quickly and effectively”
“Like the improved communications”
“Staff seem more approachable”
“Lovely to see Mrs Elliott and Mr Cahill outside in the morning. The clubs are great and love the changes made”
“Assemblies are very positive and my son enjoys receiving awards for good behaviour, attendance etc. also the sharing assemblies”
Our Next Steps:
- To monitor the amount of homework set- ensuring this is consistent across school
- To Ensure children are fully aware what bullying is.
- To ensure further after school activities are available to Key Stage 1. Cooking club coming to Year 2 on Tuesdays!
April 2013 Feedback Results
These are the results of the parent questionnaire that was sent out to parents in April, 2013. There were 25 responses. It was issued to allow us to develop a baseline from which to work as a school following the appointment of a new head teacher.
|1.||My child feels safe at this school.||96%||4%|
|2.||My child is making good progress at this school.||96%||4%|
|3.||This school meets my child’s particular needs.||96%||4%|
|4.||This school ensures my child is well looked after.||100%|
|5.||My child is taught well at this school.||96%||4%|
|6.||This school helps my child to develop skills in communication, reading, writing and mathematics.||96%||4%|
|7.||There is a good standard of behaviour at this school.||88%||8%(*1 no response)|
|8.||My child’s lessons are not disrupted by bad behaviour.||80%||16%(*1 no response)|
|9.||This school deals with any cases of bullying effectively. (Bullying includes persistent name-calling, cyber, racist and homophobic bullying).||88%||12%|
|10.||This school helps me to support my child’s learning.||84%||16%|
|11.||This school responds well to my concerns.||80%||16%(*1 no response)|
|12.||This school keeps me well informed.||76%||24%|
|13.||The school provides a good range of extra-curricular activities.||48%||44% (*2 no responses)|
|14.||I would recommend this school to another parent.||Yes – 84%||No – 8%(*2 no responses)|
Teaching: The overwhelming majority of responses indicated that parents/carers were happy with progress of their children. ‘I am satisfied with my son’s progress….The school and the teachers are good.’ ‘My child is making good progress.’ ‘It is a good school. With both of my children, their learning has improved.’
Behaviour: Concerns about ‘always children’ not getting the recognition they deserve. 1 parent raised concerns re supervision at lunchtimes.
Communication: 2 parents commented that information was not timely and did not give enough notice of school events.
Extra-curricular activities: Not enough clubs. Those that exist focus on KS1.
|What have we done about it?|
- Five day course for lunch time supervisors to review provision and behaviour management strategies. New lunch time policy. £750 spent on additional lunch time resources. Lunch time activity clubs provided by experienced support staff. Appointment of an additional member of staff. Head Teacher takes an active role in lunch time supervision.
- Review of behaviour policy with staff and School Council. Trialling new school rules; reduced from 6 to three. Reinstated reward for team point winners every term.
- Enhanced extra-curricular provision: From two to eight activities, 3 of which specifically targeted at KS1.
- New website launched with up to date information. Half termly class and head teacher newsletters. Classroom doors opened from 8.55am to allow parents opportunities to speak to teachers. Head teacher presence on school gate daily.
- Story sacks course running. Phonics workshop for F1/2 parents planned for after half term. Stay and Play sessions in F1/2. Further parent workshops for other year groups later in the school year.
National Healthy Schools Standard
The school gained its revalidated National Healthy Schools Standard in 2011. This award demonstrates the work which we do in four areas of health: physical activity, emotional health, healthy eating and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).
Sainsbury’s School Games
Swillington Primary is part of the Sainsbury’s School Games. The Sainsbury’s School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.
The Games are made up of three levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, and at a county/area level.
The Games are designed to build on the magic of 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters.
You can find out more at at Sainsbury’s School Games website
Activemark Award for Creative Arts
In 2009 we were awarded the Activemark Award for Creative Arts
Sustainable Schools Award
In 2009 we were awarded the Leeds Pilot Sustainable Schools Award and in 2010 the Sustainable Schools Award.