“My teacher is the best teacher ever!” – FR
“The football team is great!” – SL
“Netball club is good fun.” – SH
“I like the reward trips, especially lazer tag!” – JC
“I enjoy energy club because I play games with my friends.” – AS
“I want to stay in the EAL Class forever!” – AP
“Science is great because we get to do experiments.” – NC
“I use an ipad to help me check my work.” – LF
“Maths lessons are the best!” – SW
“I love school because I love learning!” – SG
“I love EAL trips on the minibus.” – IL
“Maths is my best lesson because I like doing my times tables.” – KH
“I like going to ‘Little Pears’ because its fun and I can play games.” – AB
“My teacher helps me when I don’t understand.” – AM
“When I finish my work I help other people.” – CB
“I love going on lots of trips.” – TR

Parents’ View

Here are the results of our latest parent’s survey:

Parent Questionnaire Spring 2017 I agree Don’t know I disagree Comment
I am happy with the progress my child is making at Hollymount School 98% (122) 1% (1) 1% (1)
I am informed of what my child is learning and receive enough information about my child’s progress. 98% (122) 1% (1) 1% (1)
I can discuss any barriers to learning that my child may have with the school. 99% (123) 1% (1) 0%
My child feels safe at school and this is supported by the anti bullying and behaviour policies. If an incident occurs, I feel the school follows it up. 97% (120) 2% (3) 1% (1)
I think  Hollymount School is managed and led effectively 97% (120) 3% (4) 0%

 

Please tell us two things you really like about our school  – 96/124 wrote positive comments. Others didn’t add any comments. 
“Information is shared with parents effectively.”
“The teachers are lovely and you can always talk. My children love the school.”
“That if a child needs more help, then the school help will all avenues.”
“The teacher is very clear on where (Child) learning is and what to work on.”
“After school club availability is excellent.”
“Equal opportunites for all”
“Lot’s of homework.”
“Nursery staff amazing, kind and caring ALWAYS.”
“Attendance rewards.”
“Everyone welcomes you with a smile.”
“Extra English courses for non-English speakers.”
“School trips and Inspire Workshops.”
“Everything”
“Wanting to “push” children in subjects but also allowing them to play to their strengths. The care for the “whole child.”
“After school club availability is excellent.”
Also praised: uniform, discipline, organisation of school, sport and minibus service.

 

Is there anything you would like to see changed at school?  Only 21 suggested things they would like to change:
“More involvement in Book Day and charity events.”
“Uniforms (dress) too expensive – jumpers not easy to wash and dry quickly”
“A nit nurse please!”
“Breakfast club to open up earlier “
“Choice in school food”

 

Do you prefer having the option of parent’s meetings during the day?             
Of the 124 responses findings were:                                                                                                       89 parents preferred the method of meetings this time; 7 didn’t mind; 8 replied no and 20 didn’t comment. Although Meetings started at 8.30am and went throughout the day, there was still an option of time slots until 7pm, in line with previous meetings.