Feedback from the Parent/Carer Questionnaire Monday 10th November 2014
Thank-you to all parents and carers who took the time to complete the questionnaire we have already taken action following comments made.
We had an overwhelming response (151) and so I have counted up each question and converted results into percentages. We were pleased to record that the vast majority of parents and carers are very satisfied with the school and would like to thank you for your support and positive comments. Response 1 was strongly agree, 2 agree, 3 disagree, 4 strongly disagree and 5 don’t know.
Question 1: My Child is happy at school. It can be difficult to get an ‘honest’ answer from children when you ask this one after all it has never been ‘cool’ to say you love school. However our views, that the children enjoy school, have been supported by your views.
Question 2: My child feels safe at this school.
Question 3: My child makes good progress at this school. Although the children’s progress is measured following each lesson and then checked by the school’s leadership team on a termly basis, we only officially report on your child’s progress at the end of the year (annual report). Our termly consultation evenings are an opportunity for us to discuss the progress of your child each term, however if you are concerned about your child at any point in the year please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
Question 4: My child is well looked after at this school.
Question 5: My child is taught well at this school: The overwhelming majority of parents and carers strongly agree or agree with this question. We are planning to provide more information in workshops and curriculum sessions. Our first will be during this half term and then further workshops in the first half of the spring term.
Question 6: My child receives appropriate homework for their age.Although a similar amount of parents either strongly agree or agree with this question, fewer parents strongly agree than with other questions. As a result this will be discussed at the next staff meeting.
Question 7: The school ensures the pupils are well behaved.
Question 8: The schools deals effectively with bullying. A greater proportion of parents have answered this question with ‘don’t know’ due to them never having any experience of it. One of the problems we face with this question is ‘what do we mean by bullying?’ Many parents and carers can use the term bullying to describe being hit or when a child says an unkind word to another. Bullying is something very different. We are currently devising a new website which we are hoping will be more informative for parents and will be including a section on bullying ‘tips and advice’ along with our school policy.
Question 9: This school is led and managed well.
Question 10: The school responds well to any concern I raise.
Question 11: I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress.
Question 12: I would recommend this school to another parent.
Any personal or specific issues have been addressed by the class teacher – these were generally around homework, reading books and peer to peer problems