Coffee Morning – 7 March 2018
Thank you to all those who attended last week’s coffee morning it was a really good turnout considering the short notice provided. We discussed many topics including snow closure for which I am truly appreciative of your support. We discussed the need for the parent governor election results to be published, they are now on the website.
We discussed the proposal for the change to the earliest drop-off time. As you may have seen, In September 2018 the earliest drop-off time will remain at 8:30 am. As now staff will be in place to supervise children from 8:30am when the Secondary gate and the Primary doors are opened. We do ask that you do not leave your children unattended or plan your journey’s to arrive before 8:30am.
We discussed the proposed planning for the Thanet Inclusion Support Service (TISS) centre. More details can be found at www.gov.uk/viewapplications reference KCC/TH/0041/2018. If we would like to discuss this with me please let me know.
We also discussed the public consultation meeting on 8th March 2018. This consultation is open until the 20/3/18, so if you have not responded yet, please do so.
At our next coffee morning (Thursday 26/4/18 at 9:15). we will discuss further how we can support families in communicating with each other on social networking. It was good to hear that in the secondary part of the school you appreciated the good/improving communication and contact with staff. We recognise the need to do more particularly in primary to make families feel part of school who are not part of “school gate culture”. We will also discuss how we can have evening parents time in line with our coffee mornings, but for those who only have evening availability.
We briefly discussed the website and I provided some questionnaires for immediate feedback on what we can do to make things better. The “Contact Us” button, on the bottom of the home page, is the feedback section so that you can immediately comment on areas for improvement. It was the majority view of the parents present that texting parents is really helpful in regard to letters and website announcements. As a result of which we are reviewing our current arrangements to see if we can find a cost efficient way of texting parents. We are currently charged and therefore try to minimise the amount of texting that we do.