St John Fisher: Our vision

At St John Fisher, we strive to create a school community where children and adults achieve their full potential and SHINE!  We will achieve this through engagement, high expectations and by treating all with respect and dignity.

  • We build truthful communications with all members of our school, parish and wider community to ensure children can thrive with safe and effective care.

 

Click here to download our lastest inspection report from March 2016:

Our Latest Inspection Report

Some comments from our most recent Ofsted Report (March 2016):

“Pupils are proud of their school and speak confidently in praise of their teachers, who they hold in high regard. As one pupil explained, ‘Our teachers do everything they can to help us, they work really hard.’ Pupils across the school are eager to learn and grasp the opportunities that their teachers provide. In every classroom that I visited during my inspection, pupils’ behaviour and respect for each other ensured that learning moved forward without interruption.”

“100% of parents stated that their children were kept safe at the school.”

Children get off to a good start in the early years. The foundations for many of the strengths seen across the school are laid in the Reception class.
Well-planned, purposeful and interesting activities ignite children’s interest so that they sustain their concentration and learning moves forward effectively.
Pupils’ good behaviour is a strength of the school. In all lessons observed, behaviour was of a high standard, demonstrating pupils’ thirst for learning 
Pupils’ are proud of their school, their teachers and each other. As one pupil stated, ‘We all shine.’ 
Senior leaders are highly ambitious for the pupils…plans for action to make sure that every pupil makes the progress of which they are capable.

 

Parent View We encourage our parents and carers to fill in the questionnaire to let Ofsted know your views about your child’s school.

200x200-small-squareLaunching Parent View, Baroness Sally Morgan, Ofsted Chair said:

‘Parents know how valuable the insight of other mums and dads can be when making choices about schools. Parent View will provide a comprehensive national platform for gathering this information. Parent View will also give parents and carers in England the opportunity to make their voice heard when it comes to the performance of their child’s school. What parents tell us through these questionnaires will be considered when making decisions about when a school should be inspected’

You will be asked 12 questions and your answers will be anonymous. If you would like to complete the survey in school, we can make computers available on Parent’s Evenings with guest accounts.

 

Below is a table showing our most recent questionnaire results based on 100 responses.

100 responses- 22.2.17 Strongly Agree/ Agree Don’t know Strongly disagree/ Disagree
1 My child is happy at this school 99% 1%
2 My child feels safe at this school 99% 1%
3 My child is making good progress at this school 100%
4 My child is well looked after at this school 100%
5 My child is taught well at this school 100%
6 My child receives appropriate homework for their age 98% 1% 1%
7 This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved 97% 2% 1%
8 This school deals well with any cases of bullying 65% 31% 4%
9 This school is well led and managed 97% 3%
10 This school responds well to any concerns I raise 89% 9% 2%
11 I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress 97% 3%
12 This school encourages my child to have a healthy lifestyle. 99% 1%
13 I would recommend this school to another family 96% 4%
What we are doing well: Our response and actions:
  • We have found the school helpful and understanding regarding our child. We have particularly found the courses for parents helpful.
  • Really pleased with my child’s progress
  • Very pleased with all aspects. Thank you!
  • Thank you
  • Any issues are dealt with promptly and professionally and I am only sad the school doesn’t continue through to 16
  • Fantastic school- great support system for my child
  • My children are extremely happy at this school
  • I have seen a major improvement in all aspects of my children’s school work and behaviour- they really enjoy their time in school.
  • The staff have helped my child achieve her goals. Keep up the good work.
  • Brilliant communication channels for parents which the staff use efficiently.
  • Healthy tuck- shop was a fantastic idea and should be promoted more.
School will continue to respond to your concerns as promptly and professionally and aim to ensure your child is always happy and safe in school.

 

All staff will continue to have the highest expectations for your child and will provide support and challenge to enable them to reach their goals and potential.

 

We will continue to explore ways we can further improve communication and ways to use the app for other school events similar to booking for Parent’s Evening

 

We will provide Healthy Tuck Shop daily and provide a variety of choices, especially more variety of fruit as the season allows. Health Champions will create some posters to advertise the Tuck Shop around school.

What we could do better: Our response and actions:
  • At present…school activities appear to be aimed primarily at parents who do not work or not working full time.
  • More notice for events would make it easier and possible (for parents) to support.

 

  • Having children stand in a queue at break-time appears to be an unhealthy option to running around
  • My child has become obsessed with checking labels and content in food which I feel is unnecessary and inappropriate

 

  • The friendly and approachable nature of the school has changed…There seems to be more disruptive behaviour in school…the standard of work and homework seems to have decreased
We will continue to update the school diary on the newsletter and app as far in advance of events as possible.

 

We will run some of our parent events at a later time to enable working parents to attend.

 

We will ensure we promote moderation in healthy choices to children via our Health Champions, website and assemblies

 

Leaders will monitor teaching and learning throughout the school to ensure the standard is high.

 

Leaders and staff will continue to be available and approachable to all parents and carers, especially at the start and end of the school day.

Parent view online results 29/2/16 (37) Paper Questionnaire 29/2/16 (50)
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree Don’t know Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
1 My child is happy at this school 95% 3% 3% 96% 4%
2 My child feels safe at this school 92% 8% 98% 2%
3 My child is making good progress at this school 98% 3% 98% 2%
4 My child is well looked after at this school 95% 5% 98% 2%
5 My child is taught well at this school 97% 3% 98% 2%
6 My child receives appropriate homework for their age 95% 6% 96% 4%
7 This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved 95% 6% 96% 4%
8 This school deals well with any cases of bullying 82% 8% 11% 94% 6%
9 This school is well led and managed 81% 5% 14% 96% 4%
10 This school responds well to any concerns I raise 87% 14% 96% 4%
11 I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress 94% 6% 96% 4%
12 I would recommend this school to another parent Y-86% N-14% Y-96% N-4%
Things we do well:

–       Delighted with children’s progress

–       The support my daughter has been given is truly appreciated

–       Our child is very happy at school and I would strongly recommend SJF to other parents

–       No opinion on bullying as it has not been an issue

–       I have never had to raise concerns with the school

Things we could do better

–       Car park is an area of concern

–       Safety concerns over car park

–       My child doesn’t understand the homework