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Reminder: Morning and Home time pick up.
To ensure all children are safe at Crossdale, at all times, may I remind all parents and carers that the Woodlands area, at the front of the school and the adventure trail near Base Two is out of bounds before and after school. Scooters and cycles also need to be pushed into school and parked by the cycle pods. Not ridden around school.
We want every child to feel safe at Crossdale, so to limit potential accidents which could occur, it is important that all parents and children congregate on the front playground or for Base Two parents, under the shelter next to Base Two before school and also at the end of the day.
This is to ensure a safe and smooth transition.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Wednesday Club have been in touch to confirm that there will be a session this week - Wednesday 24th June.
In May 2015, the school undertook its sixth annual survey of the opinions and views of parents and carers of children attending Crossdale.
The Governing Body was pleased to see a much higher response rate than in recent years, and the overall satisfaction level continuing at over 90%. The trends indicated in the survey and the individual comments will now be considered by Governors in their ongoing review of Crossdale and its further development.
For example, the quality of teaching remains a key strength as does the spirit and culture within the school, with a high level of satisfaction indicated with all that Crossdale provides for the children. In addition, newer initiatives such as the class blogs have been well received, with parents appreciating the insight they provide into the school’s activities.
The suggestions for improvements in homework arrangements, opportunities for parent-teacher feedback, and more advance notice of forthcoming events have been noted.
Once again, the Governing Body would urge parents not to wait until the annual survey to raise any concerns, but rather to approach the School at the time, so that the issue can be considered as soon as possible. Contact the school if you wish to make an appointment to speak to Mr Cresswell or your child’s class teacher. Appointments can usually be arranged promptly to ensure any issues or concerns are dealt with.
The survey has been very useful in gathering feedback from parents and carers and we hope you will take to opportunity to give your opinions and views again in May 2016.
Ian Walker, Chair of Governors
Jonathan Maston, Co-opted Governor