Parent Questionnaires

Thank you to everyone who returned a feedback form. Please find below the results.

In total, the school received 80 replies.

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Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
Overall I am satisfied with the school. 51 = 64% 28 = 35% 1 = 1%    
My child likes this school. 46 = 58% 32 = 40% 1 = 1% 1 = 1%  
My child was helped to settle in well when he or she started at the school. 51 = 64% 29 = 36%      
My child is making good progress at school. 44 = 55% 34 = 43% 2 = 2%    
Pupils behave well at school. 27 = 34% 50 = 63% 1 = 1%   2 = 2%
The teaching is good. 50 = 63% 30 = 37%      
Staff expect my child to work hard and do his or her best. 49 = 61% 31 = 39%      
The homework that is given builds well on what my child learns at school. 31 = 39% 43 = 54% 4 = 5%   2 = 2%
Staff treat all children fairly and with respect. 44 = 55% 34 = 43% 1 = 1%   1 = 1%
My child is encouraged to be healthy and to take regular exercise. 43 = 54% 36 = 45% 1 = 1%    
My child is safe at school. 47 = 59% 32 = 40%     1 = 1%
My child receives appropriate additional support in relation to any particular additional needs. (only comment if appropriate) 16 = 20% 20 = 25%      
I am kept well informed about my child’s progress. 31 = 39% 49 = 61%      
I feel comfortable about approaching the school with questions, suggestions or a problem. 43 = 54% 36 = 45%     1 = 1%
I understand the school’s procedure for dealing with complaints. 32 = 40% 36 = 45% 7 = 9%   5 = 6%
The school helps my child to become more mature and take on responsibility. 40 = 50% 40 = 50%      
My child is well prepared for moving on to secondary school. (only comment if appropriate) 16 = 20% 17 = 21% 1 = 1%   2 = 2%
There is a good range of activities including trips or visits. 37 = 46% 41 = 52% 2 = 2%    
The school is well run. 46 = 58% 31 = 39% 1 = 1%   2 = 2%

All parents/carers are very welcome to arrange an appointment with Mr. Cook if they would like to discuss their responses in greater detail. For example, those parents who have ticked ‘disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’ on any sections of the feedback form will be invited into school to discuss their concerns. It was helpful to have the name on the questionnaires so the school can contact the parent/carer, listen to their grievance and hopefully, resolve their complaint.

A high number of parents are unaware of the school’s complaint policy. The policy itself can be located on the school website towards the top of the blog page in the section called ‘school policies’. Please contact the school office if you would like a paper copy or would like to discuss this further.