Parents' Views of WLSJ

Prospective parents should gather as much information about their child’s future school as possible. Apart from visiting school beforehand it is useful to know the opinions of other parents.

 At St. James, we try to keep in touch with parents as closely as possible and fine-tune our practices where necessary. As a result, parental comments are predominantly positive. A selection are shown below:

 “The teachers always make subjects fun to learn. Never a dull moment.”

 “Very varied, interesting. Children love Monday mornings and never complain about coming to school.”

 “My children have loved all of the fabulous extra experiences offered by this small school like the plays performed at the Rose theatre at Edge Hill University.”

 “Wow! This school is amazing in the way it gives so much extra to my child. She loved all of the enterprise projects.”

 “They have provided my children with some great opportunities and memories.”

 “The sports clubs are excellent – good to see so many girls involved in sport.”

 “My child particularly enjoys it when there is a themed day or week.”

 “Lathom St James is a home from home.”

 “Never comes home unhappy and always happy to go in the morning.”

 “We all love school and even wish we could go back.  My child is much, much happier at this school.”

“If there is ever any unacceptable behavior, the teachers and Mrs. Albion spend hours sorting things out and supporting people. Not everyone appreciates how much this school does! They have even helped me at home.”

 “My child knows what to do at home and I love the way school keeps its word and without fail celebrates hard work  every Friday.”

 “My child is pushed to keep achieving at a high level.”

 “Staff always go the extra mile.”

 “The targets for my children are helpful – we pin them on the fridge & tick them off!”

 “Just the right amount of homework and type of homework in each class.”

 “The school has been brilliant providing help for my child’s particular needs.”

 “Communication lines are excellent! Especially weekly newsletter.”

At the time of a school inspection plus any time of year, parents can give their views to Ofsted using the Parent View questionnaire at Parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

Your responses will help Ofsted to form an accurate picture of our school and give it a fair assessment.

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.  By sharing your views, you’ll be helping the school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about your child’s school.

Although Parentview is a place where parents can state their opinions about school,

Mrs. Albion of St. James would always prefer that you let school know in addition or

beforehand what school is doing well or any improvements required.

 

Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane

Westhead

Ormskirk

Lancashire

L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078

bursar@wlsj.lancs.sch.uk