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Sixty second round-up…

Spring term so far…

Y4 Viking Day

Nursery parent consultations

Y3 church visit

Y6 chn maths masterclasses (WPSA teacher, based at NW)

Y3 trip to Brighton Museum (Egyptians/mummification)

Digital leaders (Y5/6 pupils) to NW for ‘Green Screen’ training

Parent Consultations

Random Acts of Kindness Week

NSPCC Number Day

Y6 SATs parent information sessions
Safer Internet Day

Red Nose Day

Y5 hockey festival
Aspirations Day

School discos


Summer term dates for your diary:

23.4.19  Y4 music workshop (a.m.)

2.5.19    Nursery open morning (10am -12pm)

13.5.19 – 16.5.19 Y6 SATs week

13.6.19  Sports Day & Summer Fair

14.6.19  Sports Day reserve date

4.7.19    School discos (4-7pm)


Staffing News

Mrs Lyons retired today after working as a teaching assistant at our school for 25 years.  Angela has been an incredibly kind, hard-working and dedicated member of staff and she will be sorely missed by the whole school community.  We are grateful for the positive impact Mrs Lyons has had on so many children and families.  We send Angela our best wishes for a happy retirement but know that she'll be back to visit us in the near future.


As your children may have told you, Mrs Walling, deputy headteacher, will be leaving WPPA on 30th April 2019.  Mrs Walling has been part of our school team for over 4 years and has been instrumental in leading the academy's continued journey of improvement and has seen WPPA go from strength to strength.  I know you will join me in wishing Mrs Walling well for the next phase in her life - you will be able to pass on your best wishes on the school gate before the 30th.

Parent Survey Results (April 2019)

Thank you to everybody who completed the parent survey earlier this term.  Your feedback really is invaluable to us and helps us to shape our future plans and alerts us to areas we need to further clarify and communicate with parents about.


For an analysis of the results of the survey, please click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-RT5TDNDL/


We are very pleased with the feedback and the number of responses.  The survey responses highlighted the need to:

  • Revise and clarify our homework policy – guidance will be issued alongside the homework overview for the Summer term.
  • Clarify our use of ‘Seesaw’ – a review of expectations for consistency across the school will be shared with parents in May.
  • Reassure parents that we continue to adopt a consistent behaviour policy, which supports and nurtures, as well as, rewards and sanctions. Please see the website for full details http://www.wardenparkprimary.co.uk/the-school/school-policies We will reissue a parents’ guide to our behaviour policy in May.


The questions used in the survey were taken from Ofsted’s Parent View website.  Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. We would urge all parents to take a few minutes to complete this survey - https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk You will need to register in order to complete this.


The following table compares the recent responses to the WPPA survey with responses received nationally (https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/ofsted-parent-view-management-information).



Agree or

Strongly agree


Agree or

Strongly agree

My child is happy at school



My child makes good progress



My child is well looked after



My child is taught well



My child receives appropriate homework or learning



WPPA deals effectively with bullying


+ 57% don’t know*


WPPA is well led and managed



WPPA responds well to any concerns I raise


+ 19% haven’t had to raise a concern


I receive valuable information about my child's progress 



I would recommend the school



* We assume the reason parents answered ‘don’t know’ was that their child has not experienced bullying


We are always keen to hear your feedback.  If there is any matter you would like to discuss with a member of the leadership team, please grab us on the gate in the morning or make an appointment via the school office, 01444 451261 or office@wardenparkprimary.co.uk.