Mugginton CofE Primary School
The vision exercise is now complete. Thank you to all who contributed. The Conclusion Fact sheet is on the What's On page. First "Forum" on Friday at 2.00 pm, just before the end-of-term service. School phone number 01335 360261
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A School Vision

Activity Schedule

Phase 1 - Length of school day

Term 2: October - December 2017

Survey available in right hand column

Survey open until end of term

Parent workshop: 2.00pm to 2.30pm on Friday, 1st December 2017 - before Christingle service

Phase 2 - Ethos of the school

Term 3: January & February 2018

Survey available in right hand column

Survey open until end of term

Parent workshop: 2.00pm to 2.30pm on Friday, 1st December 2017 - before Christingle service

Phase 3 - Size of school

Term 4: March 2018

Survey available in right hand column

Survey open until end of term

Parent workshop: 2.00pm to 2.30pm on Friday, 1st December 2017 - before Christingle service

A School Vision

Over the course of this school year, Mugginton will undertake a “vision exercise”.

What is a vision?

The intention is to establish a clear picture of what the school should look like over the longer time horizon (5 – 10 years) and how to get there.

Why do it now?

The school is at a “crossroads”:

  • The school is full with a waiting list. Should the size change to accommodate this obvious demand? How can it change?

  • Nearly 50% of families with children at the school are “new” (They have not had a previous association with the school and do not live within walking distance.) Do they want the same kind of school going forward? Do they subscribe to the present ethos?

  • Very few of the individuals managing the school (Headteacher, staff & Governors) 10 years ago are still formally associated with the school. There have been significant changes even over the past 5 years.  There is no reason to believe that this pattern will change in future.  What is important is that the structures supporting the school are strong and enduring.  The questions are: "Are these structures robust enough to weather future storms?" and "Do we need to change these structures to strengthen them?"

Short-term decision-making is always easier if a long-term strategy is in place. The vision will assist in decision-making when appointing staff and Governors, considering a change to the length of the school day, the emphasis of teaching in the classroom, discipline etc.

It may well be that the conclusion of this exercise is that we like what we have, it is a successful formula and should not be tinkered with to any great extent and we should carry on much as we are.  Even if that is the outcome, it is good practice to question the status quo regularly and that alone will be worth the effort.

What questions will be asked?

The vision will address three aspects of school activity:

  • The length and makeup of the school day and use of facilities

  • The ethos of the school

  • The size of the school

Who will be asked

All stakeholders will be invited to provide an input to the vision:

  • Governors

  • Staff

  • Parents

  • Pupils

  • Community/Church

  • Former parents and pupils.

How will views be collected? Heading

The opinions of stakeholders will be collected in several ways:

  • Online surveys

  • Workshops

  • Small group interviews

All this will happen over the next few months so make sure your opinion is included by taking part in the exercise. It’s your school, make sure it ends up looking like you want it to be.  

SURVEYS

Use the links below each heading to access the survey.  Please note that the surveys are no longer accepting responses.

Phase 1 - Length of school day and use of school facilities

 

Phase 2 - Ethos of the school

 

Phase 3 - Size of the school (pupil numbers)

Responses

Click to see a summary of the responses:

Length of school day and use of school facilities

 

Ethos of the school

 

Size of the school (pupil numbers)

Mugginton CofE Primary School - Mr J Green, Headteacher - 01335 360261 info@mugginton.derbyshire.sch.uk

Church Lane, Mugginton, Weston Underwood, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 4PL