What do the children and their parents think of Orchard ?

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Parents are welcome to give their feedback to the school at any time, through the usual channels. 

 

Ofsted's ParentView is always available, and can be reached by clicking the link provided.

 

Our latest Parent Survey and separate Pupil Survey took place during January 2022. The results of both surveys can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

As a School, we are very proud of the work we do and value these opportunities for feedback. Both surveys have been discussed at the Governing Body. 

One question we are always keen to ask is about what parents value the most about Orchard. Here are all the replies to this question (in no particular order!)... 

 

What do you value most about Orchard?

  • The school as a whole is excellent

  • The staff

  • I went there as a child

  • Sense of community, approachable staff in all areas

  • The all round nurturing environment

  • [staff member name], [staff member name] and [staff member name]

  • The Staff are and have always been amazing, from the infants to the juniors.
    I’ve never had an issue and appreciate every they do for my children.

  • Fun learning

  • Friendly staff who are always approachable and knowledgeable about my child.

  • How they look after my daughter and help her with everything.

  • My child’s current teacher is brilliant and fair and strives for the children to improve and do their best

  • They encourage children to do well

  • my child is happy there

  • The friendships my child has made

  • There are some wonderful teachers, teaching assistants and other staff at the school.

  • The children seem happy. I appreciate the teaching staff are working hard during these difficult times.

  • My child is happy and enjoys school

  • Care and support

  • It feels very much that my child's class teacher is for her. She enjoys what she does at school I think in part because it seems to have plenty of different opportunities to be involved. Eco warrior etc .

  • The teachers, [Child’s Name] has really liked both her teachers and feels comfortable talking to them

  • Communication is good and I feel they are consistent with the way things are done.

  • Interesting topics whilst reinforcing the basics

  • My child says the teacher gives challenging work (as wasn’t challenged at last school)

  • Teachers are quick to respond and help with concerns

  • It’s really friendly and keeps us very well updated , with all aspects of my child.

  • I value the sense of community, whilst at the same time knowing my son is treated as an individual. He’s part of something bigger and wider than himself/his class alone and he really thrives on that. This is the first school year where I’ve felt my son is settled and wholly happy. I know this is in part due to COVID, but he has just blossomed in Year 5 and I am so grateful to the wonderful Year 5 team - I value them an awful lot!

  • Our teacher being so wonderful!

  • Friendly, safe environment for learning

  • Friendly environment

  • Caring, kind and professional teachers and reception team. Who go out of their to make you feel part of a wider community that genuinely cares for all aspects of your child’s development. They take the time to get to know my child as an individual.

  • The way the parents are included and treated. The staff go above and beyond.

  • The friends my child has made and the schools friendly and helpful staff

  • The atmosphere, hopefully making my child feel save, comfortable and able to learn

  • That it's not a problem school, [redacted]. My daughter has not been bullied, or picked on, and for the most part has enjoyed her years there without incident.

  • It’s teachers seen mostly very caring

  • The whole school community and how approachable everyone is.

  • My child is supported to reach their full potential

  • Topics make subjects more interesting and there are rewards for hard work. I also appreciate being able to contact the teacher direct by email.

  • Communication home especially during lock downs. Knowing parents of children at other schools in the area they were shocked about how much support we as parents and the children got, as they received a very different experience.

  • Curriculum is well respected, teachers are committed, wide range of OOS activities

  • Having a class email has made it easier to contact teachers.

  • Varied curriculum, lots of opportunities to enjoy learning

  • The staff are always friendly and approachable and have gone above and beyond to help with various things. Reception staff included.

  • My child has made good friendship groups within the school

  • The wide curriculum. Sees the whole child rather than just data. Amazing grounds and buildings. Approachable staff
    Friendly admin team. Trips offered and resources used to support curriculum.

  • [staff member name] and the teachers

  • It's a lovely family school. Very friendly and welcoming. My child loves Orchard.

  • The staff

  • Orchard has been professional all through my child's junior school education, the teachers and other staff members have been fantastic. My child has never complained about going to school and really enjoys going. We feel that orchard provides a togetherness with the pupils and it's like a big family.

  • Community feel

  • The teachers are wonderful and really care about the students

  • Just a lovely school where my child is happy and doing well

  • The professionalism from the staff.

  • Both my children are happy at school, and I am very pleased with the way the school encourages academic excellence.

  • they promote the health and wellbeing of every young person and adult in the school

  • The Standards set out by the school and expectations of the children and how to behave

  • Caring Nature

  • Community connection, website, teacher feedback.

  • The curriculum, the teachers ([staff member name], [staff member name], [staff member name] and [staff member name]in particular are wonderful in our direct experience), the prompt response to communications, the clarity of expectations, [staff member name] leadership, the 3 choices of school meals, homework (ie spellings and printable times tables sheets) being available on the website and the music lessons which are available from Yr 5.

  • Communication from school. Most staff are approachable. Lovely grounds. Range of clubs offered. Parental involvement in Celebration of Work (pre-Covid with older sibling.) Speed of response from class teachers when issue raised.

  • Being able to talk with the staff when I need to

  • The children feel valued and part of something, it's efficient and well organised

  • The great teaching staff

  • Communication

  • Its spirit and sense of community

  • Wonderful teachers

  • The kindness/helpfulness that is shown not just to the children but the parents to.

  • High standards or learning

  • The fact my child is happy & encouraged to better themselves

  • The teachers and school team

  • Location and my child’s teacher

  • Openness and approachable. My child enjoys going to school. Friendly staff.

  • The caring attitude of staff and the fantastic opportunities my child has at the school.

  • It’s a good school

  • Open door policy

  • Community spirit

  • That our child currently in the school is happy there

  • Quality teaching

  • All of the teachers and support staff are amazing, they engage my daughter and are passionate about the children's learning, making it fun and varied for them. The school feels safe and happy and is an inspiring place to learn.

  • We love the school . My daughter can't wait to go to school in the morning . I value the openness and the care are the staff give to the children.

  • How nurturing the teachers are

  • Acting on any concerns promptly.

  • My children moved to Orchard from another local school recently, [redacted] l. Since moving to Orchard she has become a completely different child, her ponytail swings from side to side, she loves everyday at school and her confidence and ability has grown so much.This is all down to the wonderful teachers and office team at Orchard who provide excellent opportunities for growth, support when required and a friendly welcoming approach if you ever have any concerns. Nothing is ever too much trouble. An absolutely brilliant school!!! Thank you!

  • Our child seems happy at the school. Has made friends and never gets upset going to school.

  • Support and individual approach my child receives

  • They care for every child and understand each child is different

  • They care for the children very much and understand each child is different

  • There open communication

  • The most important thing to us is to see how [child’s name] has always loved going to Orchard everyday and never once complaining about not wanting to go to school so this says a lots about the school in general.

  • There are some lovely teachers and the staff on reception are fantastic!

  • Approachable

  • The teachers

  • How caring the staff are.

  • The professional and super caring nature of ALL the staff and volunteers within the school. Looking out for the children in a holistic way, not just an educational way,

  • Support of all staff

  • The extra curricular clubs/activities.

  • [staff member name] - asset to the school

  • it looks nice

  • Local. Absolutely lovely teacher who seems to know my child well. Concerns are addressed quickly and effectively by my child's teacher.

  • Friendly and approachable teaching staff

  • Friendly and supportive teachers. Good resources and engaging learning.

  • Friendly and approachable