Parents Questionnaire Results – 2014
|Strongly Agree||Agree||Neither agree nor disagree||Disagree||Strongly Disagree|
|My child enjoys coming to school||65%||31%||4%|
|The school understands and responds to my child’s needs||69%||29%||2%|
|My child is taught well at school||84%||16%|
|My child is making good progress||76%||24%|
|My child is encouraged to work hard and do their best||82%||18%|
|I am kept well informed about news and events by newsletters and texts||61%||39%|
|My child enjoys a stimulating range of extra curricular activities||47%||33%||12%||8%|
|The school communicates with me effectively about my child’s progress||45%||47%||6%||2%|
|I would like to be able to choose what my child is going to have for dinner each week||22%||18%||31%||24%||4%|
|Meeting with my child’s teacher during parents’ evening/consultation is useful and informative.||78%||20%||2%|
|It is easy to navigate and find the information you are searching for on the website.||47%||45%||6%||2%|
|The school website provides sufficient information about what my child will be learning each term.||41%||53%||6%|
We are understandably pleased that so many parents have responded positively in areas across the questionnaire. There were many positive comments about how caring we all are in school and about the activities we provide.
There were comments about areas where parents think we can do better.
- better communication with and more time at parents’ evening for separated parents.
- more homework
- after school care and earlier breakfast club start
- more after school clubs
- Most separated parents have requested and now receive separate texts and newsletters. As the percentage of children with separated parents is high, we allocate a timeslot for each child rather than each parent at parents’ meetings. If we were to allocate time for each parent, we would need extra evenings to accommodate everyone.
- Homework is set according to the age of the children. While we appreciate the importance of homework, we also feel that children need to have free time at home to take part in clubs and simply to play.
- We understand that wrap around care is important for some parents. Indeed we used to have a Kids’ Club which ran before and after school. Unfortunately, this was not viable and had to close. We replaced it with breakfast club which we think is very successful. We can direct parents to providers of after school care should they so wish.
- We feel that children from Year 1 upwards have a good variety of after school clubs throughout the year. Most clubs are run by the teachers out of the good ness of their hearts so it is not possible to ask for further clubs from them. However, from September, we hope to employ more coaches to take clubs.