One of the things we pride ourselves on here at CSPS is that we actively seek and listen to parent feedback on a range of topics. Whether it be via School Council, School Council sub-committees, surveys or general discussions with staff, it is something we take very seriously and has helped shape many of the programs we run here.
One example was recently, where despite overwhelmingly positive parent feedback on our transition programs, a couple of significant changes have already been planned due to survey responses:
-Year 6 'buddies' will be allocated by the final transition day so that the new prep students can spend time with them on this day and have a face to look forward to seeing after the summer holidays
-Allocated time for an informal teacher 'meet and greet' will follow the final transition day
These suggestions were deemed terrific by the relevant school staff and we look forward to continuing to improve our transition processes each year.
Another process that has continued to develop is the Student Led Conferences which occur in the second half of the year. We have distributed a parent survey following each conference and this has led to several improvements. The SLC format has been widely enjoyed by families, however parents sometimes also want to sit down with the teacher to discuss academic progress more formally. We totally understand that and staff are very happy to make themselves available for a meeting if the parents request one. This can happen at any stage throughout the year.
So keep an eye out for ways to deliver feedback about a range of programs throughout the year. Whether it's formal feedback through School Council, surveys or meetings, or through informal chats with teachers or Brent or I, I can guarantee you it will be listened to and will often lead to exciting improvements in how we run things at CSPS.
Thanks for reading. See you around the traps!