Peter Hills Church of England School

Coffee Mornings

Coffee mornings occur half termly. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow parents and feedback to the Senior Leadership Team.
Please find feedback from our most recent coffee mornings, below.

Autumn 2021 Coffee Morning Parent Feedback
Parent feedback is hugely appreciated, be it positive, or ideas for improvement. Please find a selection of the feedback we received;

What’s working well at school at the moment?

  • “Communication - emails and text messages help keep us updated." (Nursery Parent)

  • "All of the staff!" (Reception Parent)

  • "First one is thank you and keep doing what you are doing! Everyone around is friendly and have big welcoming smiles." (Nursery Parent)

  • "Keep up the great work!" (Reception Parent)

  • "Online homework is working well for my children." (Year 1 and Year 3 Parent)
What would you like to see improved or changed? Our actions
Revitalising the PTA to help utilise parent skills We are working alongside current members of the Friends of Peter Hills to grow the community. We hope to host online meetings to help parents who want to take part, but have other commitments that mean they can't attend in person.
Bring back career day!
This year will be full of events, watch this space for Careers Week 2021!
Introduce end of term gatherings so parents can meet other parents.
We encourage parents to attend all school events, to meet other parents and form social bonds in this way.
Give parents a timetable and understanding of the curriculum so they can assist their children at home.
All class timetables and curriculum plans are on the website, under each individual class. EYFS have class websites where the teachers update regularly. From Year 1 upwards, parents are provided with a half termly overview. Teachers and the leadership team are avaliable to discuss curriculum at any time.
Potentially set up a group for each class where parents know what is going on weekly.
Due to the busy nature of school life, we are unable to update on a weekly basis. However, all class timetables and curriculum plans are on the website, under each individual class. EYFS have class websites where the teachers update regularly. From Year 1 upwards, parents are provided with a half termly overview. Teachers and the leadership team are avaliable to discuss curriculum at any time.
To help monitor adult's choice of language on the school gates at drop off and pick up.

We share concerns regarding the use of inappropriate language at the school gate. We would respectfully request that all adults act as role models for the children of our school, at all times. Please expect to be challenged on your choice of words if you choose to swear around other people's children and members of staff.

We have been working hard as a community, to build the reputation of Peter Hills - the loud use of inappropriate language does not help this effort.


 

Summer 2021 Coffee Morning Parent Feedback
We were delighted to host a coffee morning this half term. It was an excellent opportunity for parents to come together and share ideas with members of staff. We hope to continue this on a half termly basis, now we are able to meet indoors safely. Parent feedback is hugely appreciated, be it positive, or ideas for improvement. Please find a selection of the feedback we received;

 What’s working well at school at the moment?

  • “Great engagement with children. As far as I am concerned, given my child’s homework every week is great. Looking forward to next year.” (Reception Parent)

  • “The communication is working very well. Texts and emails are easy to respond to and I always get a quick reply. I enjoy looking through the Twitter feed too.” (Year 5 Parent)

  • “Communication is working very well. I really like the text message service. And having the teacher's email is really good to have that direct contact.” (Year 4 Parent)

  • “Relationships with teachers are working well.” (Year 3 Parent)

  • “The communication with the teachers and the online learning is good. The help my child receives from their 1:1 staff member.” (Year 2 Parent)

  • “There is good communication. Homework is clearly set on Google Classroom. It is great seeing all of the teachers in the morning for them to say good morning. The coffee morning is great. It’s really lovely seeing all parents communicate together, sharing ideas.” (Year 5 Parent)

  • “Communication from school is excellent so far, I am given feedback about my child’s work. So far, I think this is a great school, the children are happy, sociable and caring. Staff are professional and approachable.” (New Year 2 Parent)

  • “The communication to parents in general and one on one is fantastic. I don’t feel like there is anything going on in the school that I’d miss and, likewise, nothing important I would miss about my son’s school day. I have had a different experience at a previous school and cannot express the importance of clear communication. Thanks for being lovely and approachable, always! The teachers all seem happy to work here which is testament to the leadership here. Keep up the good work!” (Year 3 Parent)

  • “It’s been an amazing school. It’s my first experience in England and I really like what we see here. Continue to be as good as you are!” (Nursery Parent)

    What would you like to see improved or changed? Our actions
    Improve congestion at top of the road, during drop off/pick up Liaise with Southwark Council to discuss congestion concerns.
    School meals improvement Children's preferences were surveyed this half term. They were able to vote on the current school menu and suggest changes. A new menu has been designed and will be rolled out in Summer 2. We hope to run a parent tasting session next half term to further consult on improvements for September 2021.
    More after school club provision A wide range of after school clubs will be running during Summer 2. Please see after school clubs letter on the website.
    Teaching more life skills Teachers will evaluate current life skills curriculum for September 2021. After school clubs will focus on life skills provision also.
    Renting the pitches for extra income for the school We hope to have the redevelopment of the pitches completed by September 2021.
    Revitalising the PTA to help utilise parent skills We are keen to restablish the PTA as soon as possible. Please see PTA letter on the school website.