Summary of Parent Survey

Thankyou very much to all the parents who took the time to complete this year's Parent Survey. The results and comments have been discussed in the June Full Governing Board meeting.

Nathalie Cherry did a fantastic job of collating all 26 responses into a very digestible document.

Whilst we are delighted as a Governing Board to read the fantastic comments and see the excellent results, we are equally grateful to receive the constructive comments in how we can make Doddiscombsleigh Primary School even more fantastic.

Thu, 25/06/2015 (All day)

'Pupils make good and sometimes outstanding progress because they are taught well.' Read how good Doddi School is in our latest Ofsted report

Our recent Ofsted inspection was on the 24th and 25th September 2013. We were
visited by one inspector for the two days, who watched lessons, looked at our attainment
data and spoke with staff, pupils and parents. He judged the school to be good with the
behaviour and safety of pupils being outstanding. We feel his report is very positive and
acknowledges many of the good things we do as a school. Some of his comments were;
· Pupils make good and sometimes outstanding progress because they are taught
· Teaching is consistently good with some that is outstanding.
· Teachers have high expectations and pupils respond to these by working hard.

This week's newsletter

Sport and Swim at Dunsford, July 2015

The Year 6 children had a great afternoon at Dunsford School playing games and swimming.  They met lots of children going to the same secondary schools as them and had lots of fun.  Thanks to Dunsford School for hosting this event.

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Thu, 02/07/2015 (All day)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, June 2015

The whole school were treated to a production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe put on by the Year 9 girls of Maynard School (including Daisy and Amelia, two of our ex-pupils).  The Maynard students had one week to put together the whole show from costumes, music and props through to learning lines and rehearsing, before taking it before an audience.  The Doddi pupils sat spellbound as the older students told this magical story in an original and inventive way.  Thank you to Maynards for sharing their work with us.

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Tue, 30/06/2015 (All day)

The grand potato challenge.

Today on the 30th of June, we harvested are potatoes  for the potato competition. We had planted our potatoes in March and the lovingly tended them until now. Clearly some potatoes had more love than others!

Class One potatoes were grown in the shade and clearly did not like this. Class Three potatoes did not have a great deal of compost in their bag and did not thrive.

The final result was;

Pre School - 1kg 778g, Class Two 1kg 254g, Class Three 866g, Class One 400g.

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Tue, 30/06/2015 (All day)

Doddi Summer Fair, June 2015

We had beautiful weather for this year's summer fair.  The event was well supported by the local community who came to spend their money on a variety of stalls including cakes, plants, willow sculptures and bric-a-brac.  There were also lots of traditional activities such as splat the rat, hook a duck and the tin (rather than coconut!) shy as well as a bouncy castle and the Year 6 Dragon stalls.  There was a delicious barbeque, cream teas, ice cream and cooling Pimms.  It was a fantastic event which could not have taken place had it not been for the support of all th

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Sun, 28/06/2015 (All day)

Swimming for KS2, June 2015

The Key Stage 2 children have been having swimming lessons at the Riverside in Exeter with three professional swimming teachers.  They have been working enthusiastically to improve their water skills and have all made good progress at their own level.

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Fri, 26/06/2015 (All day)

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Fri, 26/06/2015 (All day)
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