Every year in May, we undertake a Parental Survey. This is a vital part of the school improvement process and allows us to identify what parents feel we do well and what improvements that they feel we could make.

The results from this annual survey are shared and discussed with staff, governors and the Parent Council.

Our last survey was undertaken in May 2019 and we had 99 responses.

Parental Survey Results

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

No opinion

Positive

Negative

My child is happy at school

68%

32%

0%

0%

0%

100%

0%

My child feels safe at school

71%

28%

0%

0%

0%

99%

0%

My child makes good progress at school.

57%

34%

5%

0%

3%

91%

5%

My child is well looked after at this school

67%

30%

3%

0%

0%

97%

3%

My child is taught well at school.

62%

32%

3%

0%

0%

93%

3%

My child receives appropriate homework for their age.

30%

34%

18%

11%

7%

64%

29%

The school ensures the pupils are well behaved.

55%

42%

0%

1%

0%

97%

1%

School deals effectively with bullying.

25%

43%

7%

0%

24%

68%

7%

The school is well led and managed.

38%

53%

1%

0%

7%

91%

1%

The school responds well to any concern I raise.

39%

46%

4%

0%

9%

86%

4%

I receive information from the school about my child’s progress

43%

42%

12%

1%

0%

86%

13%

Would you recommend this school to another parent

99%

0%

0%

1%

0%

99%

1%

 

What should not be changed about the school?

We were all very pleased with the amount of positive comments we received about the school particularly with our focus on Music, Art and Sport. I'm especially proud of the numerous comments we received about the ethos and atmosphere of the school.

What one change would you make?

Homework: It was recognised that there were mixed feelings about homework and that there is never going to be consensus between all parents on how much homework is appropriate. Of the 29% who 'disagreed' on the homework question, there was also disagreement on how much homework should be set and the nature of the homework, i.e. facts or topic-based projects. We are reviewing our home-learning policy and this was published in September 2019. Further information can be found on our homework page.

Communication: We are currently reviewing the communication strategies that we use as a school included our website and use of social media. The school has historically used Facebook as a means of communication however concerns have been raised by parents who are not on Facebook and those who feel that they 'have to be' in order to have a greater awareness of school life. Our new website includes the facility for blogging as a alternative communication strategy.

Feedback: This was primarily focused around feedback on progress. This came as something of a surprise to the Parent Council who felt, as do I, that the staff are easy to speak to and we have a very 'open-door' policy where there are concerns. Alternative appointments for Parental Consultations are always available for those who cannot make the set days and we will endeavour to give all parents plenty of notice when these are set.

 

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