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Analysis of responses to parent/guardian questionnaires 2016

Parents/guardians were asked at Parent’s Evening to rate 8 statements relating to their child’s learning experience against the following ratings:

●Strongly agree

●Agree

●Disagree

●Strongly disagree

The statements were:

           1.My child is happy at this school

2.My child feels safe at this school

3.My child makes good progress at their school

4.My child is taught well at this school

5.My child receives appropriate homework for their age

6.This school responds well to any concerns I raise

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

8.I would recommend this school to another parent

Of the 129 responses received across Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:

●112 showed that parents/guardians agreed or strongly agreed with all the statements

○20 of these responses added further positive comments

●17 responses reflected that parents/guardians disagreed or strongly disagreed with 1 or more of the statements:

○12 of these disagreed with only 1 statement; 1 stating that their child was not happy in school; 3 stating that they did not receive sufficient information on their child’s progress; 9 showed that they thought the level of homework was not appropriate.

○5 questionnaires with responses reflecting the parent/guardian disagreed or strongly disagreed with more than 1 statement; 3 highlighted lack of communication on their child's progress; 3 identified the level of homework as an issue.

Although 87% of the responses showed that parents/guardians were happy with the level of their child's learning experience there is still further work to be done to continue to improve the results, particularly in the areas of homework and sharing information on a child's progress, the 2 key areas where issues were raised.

For homework where specific comments reflected both too little and too much homework was being given, parents/guardians will be asked to ensure any issues are flagged in their child's planner so that any concerns can be addressed by the class teacher.

As well as ensuring teachers include more images of child's work in their records to share with parents/g, communication on a child’s progress or any other concerns can be shared by use of the ClassDojo system and currently 350 Parents/guardians have signed up to this. A reminder on the use of this system will be sent out to increase the level of take up as there are still parents/guardians for over 50 children across year 1 to 6 who have not yet taken advantage of this communication tool.

Analysis of responses to parent/guardian questionnaires 2017

Parents/guardians were asked at Parent’s Evening to rate 7 statements relating to their child’s learning experience against the following criteria:

●Strongly Agree

●Agree

●Neither Agree or Disagree

●Disagree

●Strongly Disagree

●Not Applicable

The statements were:

1.My child is well looked after at this school.

2.This school promotes good behaviour.

3.Any issues with other children are dealt with quickly & effectively.

4.The school gives my child opportunities to make positive contributions to their community.

5.The school encourages good attendance and punctuality.

6.I find the school’s online profiles useful? (Website, Twitter, Dojo etc.).

7.The school is well led and managed by Leaders of Learning, Middle Leaders, Senior Leaders and Governors.

Of the 50 responses received across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:

  • 36 showed that parents/guardians agreed or strongly agreed with all the statements.

- 13 of these responses added further positive comments.

  • 2 reflected that parents/guardians disagreed or strongly disagreed with 1 of the statements but provided no further comments. The statement was:

- “Any issues with other children are dealt with quickly & effectively.”

  • 12 had 1 or more statements with which they did not Agree or Disagree

- 4 of these provided further positive comments

The positive comments received covered a range of areas such as

  • Children feeling well supported and cared for.
  • Good communication.
  • Good learning environment and self-learning culture.
  • After school activities

2 parents/guardians commented that the “School would be better if...”:

  • There was more communication with parents.
  • The children could showcase what they were working on from time to time such as via a special assembly.

1 parent/guardian commented on the improvement in the staffing consistency within Year 3 after a somewhat disruptive year