Parent View 2016

 

 

Agree

(or have no comment)

Disagree

I feel welcome when I come into school.

 

100%

 

My child is happy and settled at school.

 

100%

 

My child enjoys what they are learning.

 

 

100%

 

The school invites me to school events and encourages me to be involved in school life

100%

 

I feel my child is safe in this school.

 

100%

 

I feel my child is well looked after while they are at school.

100%

 

My child is taught well at this school.

 

98%

 

2%

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

96%

 

4%

I get the opportunity to discuss my child’s learning each term.

96%

 

4%

I am satisfied with the progress my child is making.

98%

 

2%

Teachers expect my child to work hard and do their best.

100%

 

I am informed about what my child needs to do to move on in their learning.

94%

 

6%

My child receives an adequate amount of homework.

96%

 

4%

The homework set for my child is appropriate for their learning.

98%

 

2%

The school provides opportunities for my child to do homework in school.

98%

 

2%

I am satisfied with the reading books my child brings home

96%

 

4%

My child reads at home regularly

 

98%

 

2%

I am able to support my child with their reading and homework at home.

96%

 

4%

I would like more information on how to support my child with their reading / homework.

83%

17%

My child is encouraged, and has opportunities to change their reading book regularly

95%

5%

I can access enough information about the curriculum through the website

100%

 

There are sufficient activities available after school.

98%

2%

There are sufficient activities available at lunchtimes.

98%

2%

This school has high standards of behaviour.

 

98%

2%

The school deals appropriately with poor behaviour.

98%

2%

This school deals effectively with bullying.

 

98%

2%

I would find it easy to approach the school with a question or concern and feel the school would respond to my concern

98%

2%

Staff treat my child fairly and with respect.

 

98%

2%

The school encourages my child to be punctual and have good attendance.

100%

 

The school communicates well with me and the newsletter informs me of events in school.

98%

2%

This school is well led and managed.

 

98%

2%

I am encouraged to join in with religious celebrations including Masses and assemblies.

100%

 

Saint Mary’s is an inclusive school where everyone is valued.

100%

 

I would recommend Saint Mary’s to another parent.

100%

 

I would like to work with the school on social / fundraising events.

91%

9%

I would like to be part of a working group looking at ways to improve parent’s satisfaction with the school.

91%

9%

 

Issues to address:

 

·         I would like more information on how to support my child with their reading / homework.

 

·                     Information has been included in the home school

             reading record

·                     Parents were invited into a talk on Reading/                    

             Bug club/ Lexia.

·                     Letters were sent home with children on how

             to access Bug Club and Lexia

·                     Information has been given in the newsletter

·                     At parent’s meetings, teachers discuss how to support    

             their children

·         Many parents ticked the box ‘Unsure/ no experience / no response”

It is difficult to understand if there is an issue to address.

 

·                     We need to make sure we are more explicit in all that

             we do so that parents are aware.

 

·                     3 parents were not sure they received information about

               their child’s progress, 4 said they did not know if  

               they were satisfied with the progress their child is

               making and 11% were either not sure if they received

               information on what their child needs to do to move on  

               in their learning or disagreed.

 

               A data sheet is sent out every term and parents are

               offered opportunities to meet with their child’s teacher  

               every term to discuss progress and next steps. If

               teachers have any big concerns, they either speak to

               parents after school or phone them. Parents are notified

               of these meetings by letter, text and through the

                 newsletter.

·                     Between 14 and 16% were unsure about whether the

              amount of homework is right or appropriate for their

             learning.

 

               A Welcome meeting is arranged at the start of each

               year to explain the expectations to parents. In addition,

               they are given a booklet that lists the expectations for

               each class. Homework, lunch and afterschool clubs are        

                 published in the newsletter.

·                     14% were unsure about whether they were satisfied

                with the reading book their child brings home.

 

·                           Information on the reading scheme is published on the

               website and discussed at parents evenings.

·                     32% said they wanted more information on how to

               support reading and homework at home.

 

·                     Parents were invited into a talk on Reading/                  

             Bug club/ Lexia in the Autumn term.

·                     Letters were sent home with children on how

             to access Bug Club and Lexia

·                     At parent’s meetings, teachers discuss with parents how

                 to support their children

·                     17% were not sure there were sufficient activities

               available in school.

 

·                Club and activity information sent home to parents                              

         termly and published on the website

·                     14% didn’t know if they could access information about

               the curriculum from the website.

 

·                Texts sent home to notify when information is

         published

 

·                     50% of parents were not aware if there were enough

             activities at lunchtime.

 

·                     There are lunchtime sports clubs available each day run

               by sports coaches.

·                     Sports leaders also run activities daily

·                     Choir and art also run clubs at lunch - advertised in the

               termly letter and newsletter

 

 

·                     40% didn’t know if the school dealt effectively with      

             Behaviour and 35% didn’t know if bullying was dealt

               with effectively

 

·                     Positive behaviour encouraged with Dojos, certificates

             and rewards

·                     Behaviour policy is published on the website.

·                     Anti-bullying training takes place each autumn to create  

             awareness

·                     Worry boxes are in school

·                     Nurture support given in school

·                     All poor behaviour is recorded and parents notified in

             writing

·                     There are consequences for all poor behaviour

·                     Staff are vigilant in supervision

·                     Children know the behaviour policy well.

 

·                     14% are not sure if they are encouraged to attend

               religious celebrations.

 

·                     Letters are sent home with each class

·                     All events are published in the newsletter and on the

             website

·                     Reminder texts are sent home

When these are made more explicit, we hope the 12% who are not sure if they would recommend the school to others, will increase.

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