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Parent/Carer Views

Normanby Primary School like to hear feedback from our parents/carers to ensure that our children feel happy and safe and can continue to improve.

Christmas 2017 Survey Results

350 questionnaires were made available on Christmas Dinner Day and 178 were returned. A copy is available to download if you would like to return one before out next survey at Easter. Staff will follow up two specific issues that were raised, the amount of reading homework in Year 1 and secondly, how we could simplify the many different communication channels we use.
Staff treat my child fairly?
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
144 31 0 0 0
My child is happy at Normanby Primary.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
150 23 2 0 0
My child feels safe at school.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
146 15 1 0 0
Normanby Primary takes action when problems happen between children at School.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
128 42 7 0 0
The School ensures pupils are well behaved.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
143 20 1 0 0
Children are praised when they work hard.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
138 38 1 0 0
My child receives appropriate homework.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
129 42 3 0 0
I feel comfortable about approaching School if I have a complaint.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
142 36 3 0 0
I feel comfortable about approaching School if I have a question or comment.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
141 31 4 0 0
I would recommend this School to another parent or carer.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
150 26 1 0 0

Summer 2016

My child is happy and feels safe at this school
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
76% 24% 0% 0% 0%
My child makes good progress and is taught well at this school
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
69% 31% 0% 0% 0%
My child is well looked after at this school
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
72% 28% 0% 0% 0%
My child receives appropriate homework for their age
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
38% 59% 3% 0% 0%
The school makes sure pupils are well behaved.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
52% 48% 0% 0% 0%
This school deals effectively with bullying.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
41% 31% 28% 0% 0%
This school is well led and managed
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
66% 34% 0% 0% 0%
This school responds well to any concerns I raise
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
48% 48% 4% 0% 0%
I received valuable information from the school about my child's progress
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
41% 55% 0% 0% 4%
Would you recommend this school to another parent
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
72% 28% 0% 0% 0%
 

Governor Summer 2016

Did you know you can contact Governors through the school office?
Yes No Some
76% 24% 0%
Are you aware that the governing body can be approached with any questions or concerns?
Yes No
82% 18%
Are you aware you can read the minutes of the Governing Body meeting and how to access them?
Yes No Yes but not sure how to
35% 41% 24%
Are you interested in being a Governor or joining the PTFA?
Yes No
0% 100%
 

December 2015

Staff treat my child fairly?
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
78% 21% 1% 0% 0%
My child is happy at Normanby Primary School.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
84% 16% 0% 0% 0%
My child feels safe at Normanby Primary School.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
84% 15% 1% 0% 0%
Normanby Primary School takes action when problems happen between children at school.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
64% 29% 7% 0% 0%
The school ensures pupils are well behaved.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
72% 27% 1% 0% 0%
Children are praised when they work hard.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
71% 28% 1% 0% 0%
My child received appropriate homework
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
66% 28% 5% 0% 0%
I feel comfortable about approaching school if I have a complaint
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
75% 21% 4% 0% 0%
I feel comfortable about approaching school if I have a question or comment.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
78% 20% 2% 0% 0%
I would recommend this school to another parent or carer.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
85% 15% 0% 0% 0%
 

Summer 2015

Q1 My child is happy and feels safe at this school
Strongly Agree Agree
58% 42%
Q2 My child makes good progress and is taught well at this school
Strongly Agree Agree
50% 50%
Q3 My child is well looked after at this school
Strongly Agree Agree
61% 39%
Q4 My child receives appropriate homework for their age
Strongly Agree Agree Don't know
42% 45% 13%
Q5 This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved
Strongly Agree Agree
55% 45%
Q6 This school deals effectively with bullying
Strongly Agree Agree Don't know Disagree
29% 26% 42% 3%
Q7 This school is well led and managed
Strongly Agree Agree Don't know
47% 50% 3%
Q8 This school responds well to any concerns I raise
Strongly Agree Agree Don't know Disagree Strongly Disagree
39% 47% 8% 3% 3%
Q9 I received valuable information from the school about my child’s
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
50% 39% 8% 3%
Q10 Would you recommend this school to another parent
Strongly Agree Agree Don't know
63% 34% 3%
 
Our Governing Body has 17 members - do you know who any of them are?
Yes No Some
26% 53% 21%
Did you know you can contact Governors through the school office?
Yes No
74% 26%
Are you aware that the Governing Body can be approached with any questions or concerns?
Yes No
79% 21%
Are you aware you can read the minutes of the Governing Body meeting and how to access them?
Yes No Yes but not sure how to
10% 53% 37%
Are you interested in being a Governor or joining the PTFA?
Yes No
18% 82%
 

SRE Survey 2015

How important do you think it is for Y5 to learn about puberty and SRE?
Not Important Important Very Important
8% 38% 54%
How helpful was the first DVD, 'Puberty - a guide to growing up'?
Not helpful Helpful Very Helpful
1% 58% 40%
How helpful was the second DVD, 'Busy Bodies'?
Not helpful Helpful Very Helpful
10% 46% 44%
How easy was it to understand the diagrams on 'Puberty - a guide to growing up'?
Not easy Easy Very Easy
6% 50% 44%
How easy was it to understand the diagrams on 'Busy Bodies'?
Not easy Easy Very Easy
8% 36% 56%
Have you been given enough information about Puberty and SRE?
Too much Not Enough The right amount of information
27% 6% 67%
Which DVD would you recommend for Y5 & Y6 pupils?
Neither Puberty - a guide to growning up Busy Bodies Both
4% 27% 25% 44%
 

Spring 2015

Download our Spring 2015 Survey here.
Staff treat my child fairly?
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
85% 15% 0% 0% 0%
My child is happy at Normanby Primary School.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
87% 13% 0% 0% 0%
My child feels safe at Normanby Primary School.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Normanby Primary School takes action when problems happen between children at school.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
88% 12% 0% 0% 0%
The school ensures pupils are well behaved.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
89% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Children are praised when they work hard.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
85% 15% 0% 0% 0%
My child received appropriate homework
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
86% 14% 0% 0% 0%
I feel comfortable about approaching school if I have a complaint
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
I feel comfortable about approaching school if I have a question or comment.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
91% 9% 0% 0% 0%
I would recommend this school to another parent or carer.
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
91% 9% 0% 0% 0%
 

Autumn 2014

Download our Spring 2015 Survey here.
Staff treat my child fairly?
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
60% 38% 2% 0% 0%
My child is happy at Normanby Primary school
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
65% 32% 3% 0% 0%
My child feels safe at school
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
57% 37% 6% 0% 0%
Normanby Primary takes action when problems happen between children at school
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
62% 37% 1% 0% 0%
The school ensure pupils are well behaved
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
64% 34% 2% 0% 0%
Children are praised when they work hard
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
55% 44% 1% 0% 0%
My child received appropriate homework
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
45% 49% 6% 0% 0%
I feel comfortable about approaching school if I have a complaint
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
61% 37% 2% 0% 0%
I feel comfortable about approaching school if I have a question or comment
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
68% 30% 2% 0% 0%
I would recommend this school to another parent or carer
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
64% 36% 0% 0% 0%
 

Summer 2014

Download our Spring 2015 Survey here.
Happy and safe children
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
94% 6% 0% 0% 0%
Good progress, well taught
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
82% 15% 0% 3% 0%
Well looked after
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
85% 15% 0% 0% 0%
Appropriate homework
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
48% 48% 0% 3% 0%
School ensures good behavior
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
76% 21% 3% 0% 0%
School deals with bullying
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
52% 21% 27% 0% 0%
School is well led and managed
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
88% 12% 0% 0% 0%
School responds to concerns
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
70% 20% 10% 0% 0%
Find out about progress
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
76% 21% 3% 0% 0%
Recommend the School
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
88% 9% 3% 0% 0%
 

Spring 2014

Download our Spring 2015 Survey here.
Staff treat my child fairly?
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
68% 29% 3% 0% 0%
My Child is happy at Normanby Primary
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
77% 22% 0% 1% 0%
My child feels safe at school
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
78% 21% 1% 0% 0%
Normanby Primary takes action when problems happen between children at school
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
55% 36% 8% 4% 0%
The school ensures pupils are well behaved
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
65% 34% 1% 0% 0%
Children are praised when they work hard
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
71% 29% 0% 0% 0%
My child received appropriate homework
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
56% 33% 10% 1% 0%
I feel comfortable about approaching school if I have a complaint
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
63% 32% 3% 1% 1%
I feel comfortable about approaching school if I have a question or comment
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
66% 32% 1% 0% 1%
I would recommend this school to another parent or carer
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
80% 18% 2% 0% 0%
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In this Section

  • "Nothing within teaching gives me greater pleasure than when a child exceeds their targets - seeing the pride in their face and setting the next challenge with them is extremely fulfilling. Within school, I look after 'Normanby University' which provides children with the opportunity to extend their learning outside of the school day."  

    Mr Drage, Year 6
  • "It's brilliant to see the children develop the confidence and skills needed for their next journey on to Secondary School."  

    Mrs Brallisford, Year 6
  • If you asked me what makes me proud about working in Year Six, I would say - the satisfaction of seeing how much confidence they have by the time we reach SATs ; going on and seeing how much they enjoy our specially designed 'Island ' residential with them in Summer term and the end of year show where I get to pretend to be a director!"  

    Mrs Pentney, Year 6
  • "Year Six is my second home! I enjoy the challenge of teaching our children in their last year of Primary School and making it their most memorable.  

    Mrs Pentney, Year 6
  • "It's brilliant to see the children develop the confidence and skills needed for their next journey on to Secondary School."  

    Mrs Brallisford, Year 6
  • "Working in Year 6 is a real privilege. I feel very lucky to be able to help the children leave Normanby Primary School having achieved their full potential and ready to start secondary school."  

    Mr Drage, Year 6
  • “Learning about World War 2 was great. We found out what it was like to be an evacuee and even had a World War 2 Christmas party where we flipped the kipper and rolled the potato!”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Our teachers get us ready for Secondary School”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “All the children take care of each other here. Words cannot describe how good this school is!”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Normanby Primary School is great – we have the best teachers in the world. One of our fantastic P.E. coaches was even a professional footballer!"  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Year 6 is truly unique and fabulous – we use amazing technology like iPads to help us learn at home and in school”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “I got a sticker because I came in all by myself and that makes me happy!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I always want to be here; we build bat caves and learn letters and sounds.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I’m happy because I can play with my friends.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “It’s good because we have nice food and fresh water and some people in poor places don’t.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I like it because it’s fun. We read a book and grow plants and flowers.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I like my teachers; they play with me and learn me numbers.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “It’s the bestest place because we get to learn every day!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I’ve got my teachers. They’re nice and help me to learn.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “You get to play every day… and build; I like building!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “We go to Rainbow Room to learn to read letters”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I love working with our children in FS2! Seeing them excited to learn and succeed at new challenges is an experience I feel lucky to be part of every single day!”  

    Mrs Musgrave, FS2
  • “I enjoy having lots of fun with the children and staff in our Foundation Stage environment and visiting places like Build-a-Bear and Normanby. It’s fantastic to see how much the children grow in confidence and independence and are ready to start Y1”  

    Mrs May, FS2
  • “FS2 is so much fun! It is wonderful to watch the children flourish as we go through the year”  

    Mrs Tyerman, FS2
  • "At the fire station we got to sit in the fire engine and we learnt lots of things."  

    Emilia, Year 2
  • "I liked going to Grangetown Fire Station and learning about keeping safe. It was funny watching the fireman go down the pole."  

    Oliver, Year 2
  • "We learn about Pirates and how they stole ships. I made a pirate puppet too."  

    Ryan, Year 2
  • "I like Year 2 because Barnaby Bear tells us lots of information from different countries. He even went to Jamaica with Mrs Armstrong!"  

    Harriet, Year 2
  • "I have learnt that a 'ph' are really clever because they make a 'f' sound like in elephant."  

    Jack, Year 1
  • "Learning loads of new sounds helps me to read lots of new words."  

    Amalie, Year 1
  • "I love learning lots of facts about space, like Saturn has lots of rings"  

    Scarlet, Year 1
  • "Teaching has the rewards of inspiring the children to become independent learners."   

    Mrs Allamby, Year 1
  • "I love how every day is different and the children's continuing ability amazes. Truly rewarding."  

    Mrs Foden, Year 1
  • "I love the interaction and watching their faces light up when you share ideas and experiences or just from reading a favourite story."  

    Mrs Miller, Year 1
  • "The most rewarding aspect of teaching in year 2 is how much the children love to learn and seeing their amazing learning journey."  

    Mrs Willox, Year 2
  • "I love the varied curriculum that brings learning to life!"  

    Mrs Rutter, Year 2
  • "I love the challenge and excitement of Year 2. I enjoy inspiring the children and it’s so rewarding watching them make progress and achieve their best."  

    Mrs Armstrong, Year 2
  • "I like to come to Nursery to be with all of my friends' "  

    Matilda, FS1
  • "Our Nursery is good because we have lots of toys."  

    Jessica, FS1
  • "I like Nursery because it helped me to learn to listen."  

    Sonny, FS1
  • "Why do you enjoy coming to Nursery?" 'Playing on the computers is fun!'  

    Daniel, FS1
  • "I like using innovative technology to engage and enhance the children's learning experiences and build resilience."  

    Miss Herlingshaw, Year 5
  • "I like working with the upper key stage 2 team to develop the children's thirst for life-long learning in preparation for secondary school and beyond."  

    Mrs Greenmon, Year 5
  • "I like promoting links with and developing the children's awareness of the local area through our ironstone mining topic."  

    Miss Alderson, Year 5
  • "Music is unbelievable! Performing all over the UK, broadcasting on the radio, singing with a 60 piece orchestra are just a touch of what we do at Normanby! Music has helped me grow in confidence."  

    Lily Booth, Year 5
  • "In Year 5, we have lots of opportunitie to participate in exciting sporting activities. I've enhance by biking expertise with 'Bikeability' by learning how to take my hands off the handle bars, signal traffic behind me without falling off and learning how to be more aware of the road around me." 

    Adam Harvey - Year 5
  • "Y5 artwork is phenomenal because we got to use a range of different art materials and study lots of different artists."  

    Konnie, Year 5
  • "Being a new pupil in Normanby is so cool, especially in Year 5 because we have awesome teachers and interesting research topics which make us want to learn even more!"  

    Harry, Year 5
  • "In Year 5, we have lots of fun using our iPads like a second brain to help us learn."  

    Mille, Year 5.
  • "I have been practising my counting, I can count to 100 hundred and back without stopping."  

    Oliver, Year 1
  • "In Year 4, I particularly enjoy teaching French and also using iPads and Chromebooks to teach Computing across the year group. The Year 4 show in the Spring term is always a highlight for staff and children."  

    Mrs D'Inverno, Year 4
  • "I know when I write I have to use capital letters and read it to see if it makes sense, I have made a book so I am an author."  

    Andie, Year 1
  • "I enjoy teaching in Year 4 because of the wide curriculum we get to cover. We  research new areas such as The Anglo-Saxons and Rivers. I particularly enjoy teaching Maths and always look forward to the Year 4 Zenith residential to Osmotherly in the Summer term."  

    Mrs Gills, Year 4
  • "In Year 4, this term we are performing an Easter show. I am so excited because the whole year group will be performing together. We are all really curious to find out what the show is going to be about!"  

    Eve, Year 4
  • "All the children and staff have welcomed me into Year 3 after returning from my Maternity leave in January. It is lovely to be surrounded by smiley, hard-working children each day."  

    Mrs Wardill, Year 3
  • "In Year 4, we have enjoyed Zenith outdoor education classes and can’t wait to go on our residential to Osmotherley where we will be staying overnight. We are excited about mountain biking, canoeing and abseiling down a waterfall! Last year, the children made bows and arrows and built dens. I am looking forward to learning new skills and trying things I haven’t done before."  

    Ella, Year 4
  • "As I taught this cohort last year as Year 3's, I have found it very rewarding to see the progress the children have already made in Year 4. It has been very valuable as a team in terms of continuity and progression."  

    Mr Wood, Year 4
  • "There’s a lot I like about Year 3.I liked the sleepover the most because of the movie and the food. I like doing PE with Mr Robinson. The teams are good, I am in orange house. I like everything in school."  

    Isaac, Year 3
  • "I like going to some of the after school clubs in Year 3, I went to gym club and I have now been chosen for Normanby University. I made my own rainforest and called it ‘Parrot Paradise’  "  

    Ava, Year 3
  • "It’s a privilege to work alongside children who want to learn and work to the best of their ability. They not only work hard, they have lots of fun too. This is great to witness."  

    Mrs Tye, Year 3
  • "One of my favourite things we have done in Year 3 was our visit to Tesco to learn about ‘Farm to Fork’. We went into the bakery and saw bread buns being made. I also like Art, I made a Diva lamp."  

    Ratu, Year 3
  • "I loved the sleepover in Year 3, I enjoyed the film ‘Night at the Museum’. I liked our rainforest work, I made my own rainforest."  

    Keller, Year 3

Address

Normanby Primary School

Flatts Lane

Middlesbrough

TS6 0NP

Contact Details

Contact: Tina Hart

Tel: 01642 469529

Fax: 01642 467778

office@normanby.org.uk

Normanby Primary School is a part of the Ironstone Academy Trust (A Company Limited by Guarantee)
Company Registration Number: 09040348 | Company Address: Normanby Primary School, Flatts Lane, Normanby, Middlesbrough, TS6 0PN