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It is important to us that we find out what our Parents and Carers think about the school and how well we are doing.  We therefore gather information throughout the year to ascertain their views.

 

The most recent questionnaire in March 2019 showed the following:

 

 

Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

My child is happy at this school

48%

50%

2%

0

0

My child feels safe at this school

49%

48%

2%

0

1%

The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

38%

52%

7%

2%

1%

My child has been bullied and the school dealt with it quickly and effectively

8%

27%

6%

3%

My child has not been bullied

56%

The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year

45%

49%

4%

2%

0

When I have raised concerns with the school, they have been dealt with properly

23%

39%

8%

2%

I have not raised concerns

28%

Does your child have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)?

Yes

17%

No

83%

 

 

 

If you answered yes to Q7, please state how strongly you agree ‘My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed’

43%

14%

29%

0

14%

The school has high expectations for my child

38%

47%

1%

1%

12%

My child does well at school

39%

59%

0

0

2%

The school lets me know how my child is doing

37%

54%

8%

0

1%

There is a good range of subjects available to my child at school

40%

54%

3%

0

3%

My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school

52%

44%

2%

1%

1%

The school supports my child’s wider personal development

37%

45%

8%

0

10%

I would recommend this school to another parent

Yes

94%

No

6%

 

 

 

 

It is apparent from these results that the vast majority of parents strongly agree or agree with the questions and statements raised.  There are a few areas that should be pointed out:

 

  • 29% of those parents of children with SEND disagree that the school gives them the support that they need, whilst 14% of these parents do not know if the school supports their child.  However 47% did agree that their child is supported by the school
  • 9% of parents either disagree or strongly disagree that the children in our school are well behaved
  • 9% of parents also either disagree or strongly disagree that the school has dealt with cases of bullying effectively, although 56% of respondents stated that their child had not been bullied at all
  • Similarly 10% of parents either disagree or strongly disagree that any concerns they have raised have been dealt with properly
  • 12% of parents did not know if the school has high expectations for their child
  • 8% of parents disagreed that the school let them know how their child is doing at school
  • It is also worth noting that several of the parents who said they would not recommend our school to another parent, had in fact agreed or strongly agreed with all the statements and questions

 

There were a couple of handwritten comments

 

  • One parent wrote that ‘it was too early to comment’ as to whether they would recommend the school to another parent
  • One parent wrote ‘thank you to all the staff – so very hardworking’

 

Comparing these results to previous years

Year

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

March 2019 55% 40% 1.5% 1.5% 2%
March 2018 53% 41% 2.5% 0.5% 3%

March 2017

57%

37%

2%

0.01%

4%

March 2016

56%

37%

4%

0.03%

3%

These results are very similar year on year, but it is worth noting that the percentage of respondents who 'strongly agree' has increased slightly this year, with the 'agree' respondents dropping slightly.  The 'strongly disagree' percentage has increased by a percentage whilst the 'disagree' result has decreased by the same amount.  Those who feel they cannot give a response (ie the 'don't knows') continues to drop.

 

We also encourage Parents and Carers to visit:

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/ to record their views.

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