This is a Good School

Ofsted says "Pupils achieve well and make good progress"

Teaching is good

"Teachers and TAs work together very well to support pupils' development."

Governance is strong

"Governors understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school"

Pupils achieve well

"They make good progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics"

Pupils' behaviour is good

"They demonstrate high levels of respect and are considerate of each other's needs."

Curriculum design is inspiring

"It is complemented by an extensive range of enrichment activities"

Teaching is good

"Teachers and TAs work together very well to support pupils' development."

Pupils achieve well

"They make good progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics"

Pupils' behaviour is good

"They demonstrate high levels of respect and are considerate of each other's needs."

Complaints

Leighterton Primary School aims to work in partnership with parents in the best interests of the children. Any complaint will be given careful consideration and will be dealt with fairly and honestly. We will provide sufficient opportunity for any complaint to be fully discussed, and aim to resolve it through open dialogue and mutual understanding.

Actions Before Making Any Complaint

Our complaints procedure is not intended to replace the normal informal discussions which take place between parents, staff and the Headteacher on problems and concerns as they arise. Most issues can be resolved through this dialogue.

These concerns might include such matters as your child’s work or progress, relations with staff, relations with other pupils including bullying, or your child’s personal welfare. We would encourage parents to express their views at the earliest opportunity and through the appropriate channels. It is hoped that taking informal concerns seriously will avert the likelihood of them developing into formal complaints. Parents should be assured that making a complaint would not adversely affect their child.

If the person first contacted cannot deal with the matter immediately, it will be recorded with date, name, contact address or telephone number and the nature of the complaint and it will be referred to the person best able to deal with it as soon as possible.

First Point of Contact

The first point of contact regarding concerns should always be the class teacher. Appointments to see the class teacher are available both before and after school and may be made via the office. Please bear in mind though that teachers require time immediately before school to prepare for the day, and may have involvement with clubs or staff meetings after school, so may not always be available at short notice.

When meeting with the class teacher to raise your concerns, please be patient, the class teacher may need time to perform an investigation or put corrective measures in place and then determine their effectiveness. This informal stage may require several meetings to reach a conclusion satisfactory to all parties. Discuss desired actions for the school and parent, timescales, and further meetings during your appointment.

If a parent feels that a concern has not been solved through discussions with the class teacher, or that it is of a sufficiently serious nature, then an appointment to discuss it with the Headteacher should be made. The parent should indicate that the appointment is regarding a complaint.

Please read our Complaints Policy