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Composite Feedback from Parent Questionnaire

24 April 2015

We received 43 completed Parent Questionnaire forms. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the Parent Questionnaire form and to those of you who also included written comments. For your interest, the written comments from parents have been included below.

 

We are delighted that the composite results present such a positive picture of our school and indicate a high level of parental confidence in the staff and the provision we make for your children.

We have taken on board your views, opinions and constructive suggestions and they will inform our next round of school improvement planning. We will try to draw your attention to any changes we make to our provision as a consequence of this feedback from parents as well as from listening to ‘pupil voice’.

We very much appreciate your continued involvement, help and support.

Helen Boothroyd, Headteacher

 

 

These first 12 statements correspond to the questions OFSTED ask parents on their online Parent View website.

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Don’t Know

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

N/A

My child is happy at nursery/school.

 

25

18

 

 

 

 

My child feels safe at nursery/school.

 

28

15

 

 

 

 

My child is taught well in nursery/school.

 

26

16

1

 

 

 

My child makes good progress at nursery/school.

 

25

15

2

1

 

 

My child is well looked after in nursery/school.

 

29

14

 

 

 

 

My child receives appropriate homework for their age.

18

20

 

4

 

1

Nursery/School makes sure pupils are well behaved.

26

15

1

1

 

 

School deals effectively with bullying.

 

15

16

7

 

1

4

The school is well led and managed.

 

16

21

2

2

 

2

Nursery/School responds well to any concerns

I raise.

22

16

2

3

 

 

I receive valuable information from nursery/school about my child’s progress.

28

10

4

1

 

 

I would recommend this nursery/school to another parent.

25

12

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Don’t Know

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

N/A

Relationships between children and staff are good.

26

15

2

 

 

 

My child would feel comfortable about approaching an adult in nursery/school about a concern.

23

18

1

 

1

 

Relationships between staff and parents are good.

22

18

2

1

 

 

I find members of staff to be accessible and approachable.

23

16

3

1

 

 

My child finds learning in nursery sessions/

school lessons stimulating, interesting and engaging.

25

16

2

 

 

 

My child is sufficiently challenged in his/her learning.

22

19

1

1

 

 

My child receives the additional help and/or intervention support appropriate to his/her learning needs.

24

15

 

1

1

2

I have sufficient information about topics and work across the curriculum each half term.

25

16

1

1

 

 

Staff explain and give guidance about how I can support my child’s learning at home.

25

15

1

1

1

 

My child enjoys the more ‘creative’ homework tasks.

25

11

 

6

 

1

I am aware of ways in which school listens and responds to ‘pupil voice’.

13

12

10

5

2

1

My child is proud to be entered into the ‘Good Book’.

32

7

1

 

 

3

I am aware of the ‘Caught being good’ system in school and how it works.

21

12

3

4

 

3

I am aware of the school’s ‘house system’ and how it works.

15

15

4

6

 

3

Behaviour in nursery/school is good.

 

21

17

4

1

 

 

My child has been the victim of bullying.

 

1

7

6

9

9

11

I would be supportive of a ‘tightening up’ of the school’s behaviour policy so that any disruption to teaching & learning in lessons is kept to a minimum.

20

13

2

3

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Don’t Know

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

N/A

Nursery/School arrange a good range of visits and trips.

15

15

7

5

1

 

The school provides a good range of after-school clubs.

12

22

 

3

2

4

My child enjoys his/her cooked school dinner.

 

14

16

1

1

 

11

I would support the school in trying to reduce the amount of food left uneaten by children having school dinners.

14

14

6

2

1

6

I am happy with the 5 x 3 hour nursery sessions each week.

12

5

1

2

 

23

I find the texting service a helpful communication tool from nursery/school to parents.

30

13

 

 

 

 

I receive an appropriate and acceptable number of texts from nursery/school.

27

15

1

 

 

 

I would be happy to receive the school newsletter electronically, e.g. via Parent Pay or by email.

16

15

2

4

5

1

I like the ParentPay system and think it works well.

19

14

4

1

2

3

I visit the school website on a regular basis.

 

6

18

1

11

4

3

I find the school website easy to navigate around.

9

18

9

2

 

5

I have been able to find the information or documentation I needed on the school website.

9

14

10

2

 

8


 

The following were identified by parents as key strengths of our school:

(These are in random order as taken from forms)

 

  • An open, friendly and happy environment
  • Friendly, close-knit community school
  • Improved school administrative support
  • Participation in lots of competitions outside of school
  • A good learning environment
  • Staff deal well with children’s relationship issues, e.g. bullying
  • Communication
  • Approachable and supportive staff
  • Teaching the children well
  • A good all round mixture of subjects within different topics
  • Lovely range of activities provided within the curriculum
  • Structured educational activities that are fun and very interesting
  • Pastoral care
  • Good behaviour of children
  • Encourage and reward good behaviour
  • Positive approach to bullying
  • Discipline
  • Good classroom assistants that really care about the children
  • Safety
  • Nurture
  • Encouragement
  • Praise
  • Build positive and supportive relationships
  • Know the children very well
  • Rewarding children when they have done well (Caught being good)
  • School assemblies
  • Ensuring that children are safe and well looked after
  • Welcoming to parents
  • Helpful staff
  • Wonderfully led Nursery
  • Attention to children’s welfare
  • Good values taught and reinforced through school
  • Development/progression of individual learning
  • Making learning fun and enjoyable
  • The teachers and also the support assistants
  • Parent/Teacher communication
  • Communication via texts
  • Out of school activities and support for them
  • Interesting topics
  • Good term topics that keep children engaged and enthusiastic
  • Support and understanding regarding a child’s needs
  • Children look after each other and learn the value of friendship
  • Children are happy to learn and are confident
  • Strong links between parents and teachers
  • Good sports day
  • Relationship with college
  • Outside play area
  • School is supportive to both children and parents in the way that both the head and other staff are approachable and deal with any situation effectively
  • Creative homework where children can choose which to do is great because it gives them independent learning
  • Good after school clubs
  • Good caring teachers
  • Small school so all children are known by name to all staff and treated as individuals
  • You are all doing a fantastic job!
  • Communicating progress of children to parents/carers
  • Provision of after school clubs and activities
  • Good community spirit
  • Engagement with parents
  • Encouraging children to do well
  • Good teachers
  • Good range of subjects and knowledge
  • I think the school cares for every child to help them

 

The following were suggested as areas or aspects of our provision we need to develop or improve:

(These are in random order as taken from forms)

 

  • More structured homework, less ‘creative’ tasks
  • More support for (supervising teacher) with out of school sports activities
  • Less ‘processed foods’ as part of school dinners
  • More outdoor activities
  • Using the outdoor area for learning, planned time for each class each week
  • Support for parents on how to help with reading & maths with factsheets available on website
  • Keeping parents updated on what is taught in RE
  • Sharing of children’s work with parents
  • Enabling parents to make an active contribution to EYFS ‘Learning Journeys’
  • More opportunity to see the work children do in school
  • More interaction with St Aidans as it’s the other village school
  • More discussion about children in poverty stricken countries to help lessen lunchtime waste
  • More feedback about a child on a regular basis rather than parents evening (10 mins) twice a year
  • Access to music from Kirklees Music School and opportunity to learn an instrument
  • RE, meanings of Easter, Christmas etc and church visits
  • After school clubs
  • Shelter for parents outside all classrooms please
  • Often unable to make contact with school office approaching 3.30pm
  • Would prefer children to be able to choose prior to the day so that they get what they likes as sometimes preferred lunch runs out if on second sitting
  • Prefer communication, i.e. letters sent home to be electronic as usually get lost in school bags
  • Opening school doors on time.
  • Text communication needs to be early enough for us to act on it.
  • Stronger leadership
  • Too much homework for younger kids
  • Better inclusion in sporting activities
  • No clubs or activities that are ‘by invitation only’
  • School trips for Reception
  • Out of school clubs for Reception
  • Bullying awareness
  • Awareness of learning disabilities, i.e. dyspraxia
  • More trips or fieldwork
  • On-line, web-based learning are occasionally a little bit open-ended. Students would benefit from suggested websites to use to find information for homework
  • More teaching staff would always be good
  • Not a big fan of doing 2 years in one class with a younger age
  • More extended trips
  • Less homework
  • Sometimes they are pushed a little too hard early on and this can lead to stress for a child

 

The following constructive suggestions were made about additions to our school website:

(These are in random order as taken from forms)

 

  • Email address for school office
  • Class updates and information
  • What’s happening this week
  • It needs to feel like it is used daily
  • Give reasons why children entered into the Good Book and update regularly
  • Access to EYFS ‘Learning Journeys’ for individual children
  • Opportunities to connect to appropriate on-line activities
  • Website is fine with all the factual information parents need and plenty of photographs and links
  • An individual class notice board/blog
  • Update FOTS page
  • Look at () school’s website for examples of pupil pages with maths questions
  • Ability to upload homework pictures
  • Like the new look to the website. Its bright and cheerful and easy to navigate.
  • School menu is never up to date
  • Homework area isn’t always clear what they have to do