You said…We did…

In response to the recent parents questionnaire the following actions have been taken

YousaidI would like a communication book so that parents can convey information without having to grab teachers at drop off or pick up.
WedidWe have now introduced a weekly communication sheet (parent planner) in each year group which gives an overview of what is happening in class. Practically we feel that teachers won’t be able to read and comment on 25 communication books every day but teachers are happy to meet with parents to discuss any information they have or parents can email the school office regarding any urgent queries.
YousaidIt would be great to see something like the daily mile or ‘physical warm up’ implemented at the start of the day.
WedidWe would love to implement this too. With our hall being used for breakfast club, we are unable to use this as soon as the children come in as breakfast club staff are still using the space. Space for whole school physical activity is limited on our temporary site however we use a tarmac and fenced off area in Westfield Park during break and lunchtimes and for PE.  We have a very wide range of sports clubs for children to participate in both after school and at lunchtime.
YousaidWith the school’s growing SEN intake, will the school be implementing more dedicated and permanent facilities/resources in this area?
WedidOur high quality provision for our children with SEND is something that we are passionate about. We are constantly reviewing our resources for children who have SEND. We provide personalised provision and support on a case by case basis. We also invest in staff training in various types of SEND to ensure that staff have good knowledge of a range of conditions. The provision that we offer can be viewed on our local offer which can be found on our website and:
http://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/home.page
YousaidI would like more information about what the role of a governor is.
WedidThe role of Governors and Trustees is explained at every annual meeting for parents.  We have some information on the school website regarding the role of a governor.  If you have any specific questions about our governors you can contact our chair of governors  Nick Walden on:
Nick.walden@theheightsprimary.co.uk
YousaidI would like French or Spanish to be taught and Forest school skills.

WedidWe currently have a French teacher who runs after school French lessons three days a week.  From Year 3 children are learning French as part of the curriculum.

YousaidWe would like a permanent site big enough for the whole school.

WedidPlans have been approved and preliminary works have commenced on the permanent site at Mapledurham Playing Fields.

YousaidWe would like more music sessions for the children.
WedidOur children will continue to have weekly music lessons in class.  We have a Junior and Senior Choir which are both extremely well attended.  The Year 3 children have violin lessons in school, the  Year 2 children are learning the recorder and Year 6 children are learning to play the guitar.
YousaidWill there be an opportunity to review the school uniform?
WedidYes.  We arranged a school uniform working party.  As a result of this we now have a non-gender specific uniform which incorporates a wider choice of clothing combinations.
YousaidIs there an opportunity to increase the number of piano and violin lessons that are held at the school?
WedidYes.  We have created a new music room within the school building which will increase the number of piano and violin lessons that we can offer.  It also provides an uninterrupted space for music provision.