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Parents' Questionnaire Feedback

Questionnaire for Parents: Feedback May 2017
 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

1.

My child enjoys school

80%

20% 

100%

0

0

2.

The school keeps my child safe

51%

49%

100%

0

0

3.

The school informs me about my child’s progress

53%

47%

100%

0

0

4.

My child is making enough progress at this school

42%

56%

100%

2%

0

5.

The teaching is good at this school

52%

46%

98%

2%

0

6.

The school helps me to support my child’s learning (for example, parents’ meetings, newsletters, website videos, etc.)

63%

36%

98%

2%

0

7.

The school helps my child to have a healthy lifestyle

39%

61%

100%

0

0

8.

The school makes sure that my child is well prepared for the future (for example, changing year group, changing school)

35%

63%

98%

2%

0

9.

The school meets my child’s particular needs

40%

60%

100%

0

0

10.

Behaviour is good at this school

43%

57%

100%

0

0

11.

The school takes account of my suggestions and concerns (if I have any)

44%

56%

100%

0

0

12.

The school is led and managed effectively

40%

60%

100%

0

0

13.

My child enjoys the new playground apparatus (Trim Trail and Climbing Nets)

55%

42%

97%

3%

0

14.

The homework provided meets the needs of my child

48%

51%

98%

1%

0

15.

GroupCall texts quickly let me know what is going on in school

62%

38%

100%

0

0

16.

My child enjoys reading activities in class

63%

37%

100%

0

0

The results of the parent questionnaire are extremely positive and I would very much like to thank those parents for the time taken to complete the form. 

All question areas have an agreement of more than 95% and more than half of parents strongly agree that their children enjoy school, make great progress because teaching is good and that progress is communicated effectively and advice given which means the children’s learning is well supported.

It’s also encouraging to note that the parents feel the school is well-led and that we listen to your concerns and suggestions.

Parents have mentioned in comments that they are very pleased that our pupils from Nursey to Year 6 learn Spanish. Reading has been an area of development for the school this year and it is great to see that so many children enjoy reading in class with 63% strongly agree and 100% agree. I think the strong teaching of reading, the wonderful book week alongside some great new texts are having impact here.

It is pleasing to see that 100% of parents feel that the school encourages healthy lifestyles and that pupils enjoy the new playground apparatus.  All children from all year groups have an opportunity to use the apparatus on a weekly basis. We have further plans to continue to develop our playground areas to encourage active playtimes so watch this space!

One parent requested more PE lessons- we endeavour to ensure that our pupils are as active as they can be from the Early Years through to Year 6! The children have two sessions of PE each week- a gymnastics or dance lesson and a games or skills session with other specific year groups also taking part in swimming, cycling and our week long residential visit to Trewern etc.  Playtimes allow for 3/ 4 hours a week where apparatus encouraging active play is found.  We probably have more active children than any other school and a lot of children belong to sports clubs out of school! This means all are pupils have two hours of PE a week! We also run a variety of active clubs such as football, badminton and karate.

While 98% of parents feel that homework meet the needs of their child, a very small number of parents would either like more homework while others feel there is already too much! As a school we have to try to get the balance right by offering homework with optional extras (projects, research and websites to visit) and daily practise tips such as times tables and handwriting. It is important that children have time to practise the skills they need for school whilst also pursuing other interests outside of school (like sport, hobbies,) which they enjoy or which inspire them. There are practise books available in the shops but, believe it or not, being fit and healthy is an altogether a more successful way of achieving more academically.

This year we have redoubled our efforts to save the amount of paper we use, as we work towards our Eco- Schools’ Award. We have done this by switching to an electronic newsletter, letters, reminders and homework which parents can access through a message to your mobile phones. This seems to have been very successful with 98% agreeing and 63% strongly agreeing that this keeps them well informed about learning and other events and notices. It does of course also mean that pupils can access the homework wherever you are… so no more excuses that it was lost!

Ms. Wiles

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