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Welcome to Poringland Primary and Nursery School! We are extremely proud of our school, and our community of staff, pupils and parents work together to provide a friendly, nurturing school.  Our ...

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We value feedback from our parents, pupils and staff.  It is extremely important to know what is working well, and to seek to address any areas for improvement.

Here are a selection of comments arising from recent parent and staff surveys:

Some comments about our school from our staff 

“Our Vision is seen around us – Happy, healthy, active, inspired learners! “

“Our school is special because of the wonderful, supportive and committed team of staff. Although it is a large primary school, it retains the feeling of a smaller community school. Relationships are very important at Poringland. Every child is well supported to fulfil his or her potential. “

“Overall a happy school for all members of our school community. A place where all are valued and children are nurtured. “

“An inclusive school where staff and children feel valued. We want our children to understand the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle which we promote through assemblies and the variety of sports and activities we offer. We want children to be happy when they come to school, enjoy their learning and feel inspired by their teachers and lessons. “

 “A school where all children enjoy attending and learn effectively, including learning about mental and physical health and how to interact with others. “

Comments from our parents about our school:

Thank you to all parents/carers who completed our on-line parental questionnaire in July 2022.  We were pleased to receive a good number of responses.—96 families in total.  We are delighted to share the results with you:

Agree Disagree
My child is happy at this school 96% 4%
My child feels safe at this school 98% 2%
The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved 92% 8%
The School has clear procedures in place to deal with any reported incidents of bullying. 93% 7%
The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year. 99% 1%
When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly. 94% 6%
‘My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed.’ 100% 0%
The school is well led and managed and has continued to improve. 98% 2%
I would recommend this school to another parent 96% 4%

“Communication is a strength, which is a very difficult thing to do. Staff are all friendly and supportive. The school continues to have a happy and secure ‘feel’ about it. It is also a forward thinking school, always trying to improve and consulting parents along the way.”

“Thank you for being so positive during this really difficult time and actively looking at ways to have the children back as safely as possible.”

“Communication with parents has always been excellent throughout, efficient and honest in very difficult times. Thank you and well done!”

“A really lovely school with a genuinely caring approach to teaching children.”

“I have always felt listened to if there has been any problems arisen, and it has always been resolved in an appropriate manner. The care from the teachers and assistants through difficult situations through the years has been really helpful and has helped each of my children adapt through their school years.”

“A fantastic school, our children thrive being here. The school is constantly making sure that every child is happy. Staff are always available to talk to whether it’s face to face or by email. Thank you for all that you do. We really appreciate your time and effort.”