Parent Views

We welcome parent views at any time of year- please send us your messages or responses to questionnaires.

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RESULTS OF SUMMER 2016 QUESTIONNAIRE TO PARENTS

 

Parent Communication Questionnaire Summer 2016 

Thank you for all your responses. We had 78 responses to the questionnaire- a total of 30%. Below are the results. It is clear that the majority of parents either agree or strongly agree with each statement which is very encouraging news.

Thank you to the many parents who wrote positive and constructive comments. A summary of some of the comments made by parents regarding how our partnership might be improved are responded to below.

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly

Agree

 

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know/

NA

1

The school communicates effectively about school activities and events.

59%

40%

0%

0%

1%

2

Important dates are communicated effectively.

57%

42%

1%

0%

0%

3

The school website is useful and informative.

52%

41%

1%

0%

6%

4

The monthly Infant Info is useful and informative.

64%

36%

0%

0%

0%

5

 

Homework and spellings are communicated effectively.

47%

40%

10%

3%

0%

6

 

One-off instances or problems are communicated effectively.

52%

37%

4%

1%

6%

7

The school provides sufficient information and events for me to understand what my child is learning in class.

40%

50%

10%

0%

0%

8

I am given adequate information to understand my child’s progress.

41%

41%

13%

0%

1%

9

Meeting with your child’s teacher during a parents evening consultation is useful and informative.

69%

29%

0%

1%

1%

10

The school communicates effectively about how to support my child at home with their learning.

43%

43%

12%

1%

1%

COMMENTS- YOUR SUGGESTIONS and the SCHOOL’S RESPONSE

Main findings

Question 5 Homework

A lot of the written responses came back about homework because although the majority of parents agree that homework is communicated effectively, some would like more clarity about what to do and when to hand it in, particularly at the start of the year when new homework is first sent home. Other suggestions were:

  • Extend the Maths Challenge homework format to English
  • Less academic homework and more creative homework
  • Extra guidance for children who find learning difficult
  • Rewards for reading lots of books

Question 7 Information & events about children’s learning

Although the majority of parents agree that the school provides sufficient information about their child’s learning, some would like more information about the children’s class topics so they can support them more at home. One parent suggests improving the website by adding topic plans to it. One parent would like the Foundation Stage maths mornings extending to Y1.

Question 8 Understanding your child’s progress

Most parents are satisfied with current communication methods, but the following has been suggested: 

  • More information other than at parent’s evening
  • Information about progression on the coloured reading book bands
  • Would like to know why there are fewer comments about their child’s reading progress in the yellow books in Y1.

 Question 10 Communication about how to support your child

Again, most parents are satisfied with current communication methods, but some would like more guidance, especially when their child finds learning difficult or when an area for improvement (such as handwriting) has been identified as an area of difficulty.

School’s response

Thank you for your responses to our questionnaire and all your suggestions. The issues raised will be included in this year’s School Development Plan so that improvements can be made. This means that communication will be discussed with staff and governors in order to try to make it the best it can possibly be. Please remember that if you would like greater clarity or guidance on any area concerning your child, teachers are always happy to help and will offer you lots of advice.

The following action will be taken with immediate effect at the beginning of the new academic year:

  • Ensure that all homework communication is very clear for all groups of children to ensure that all parents understand the expectations.
  • Reintroduce the reading reward scheme for children in Y1 and Y2 so that they will receive more recognition for their home reading.
  • Curriculum plans will be provided for each year group’s parents to ensure that all parents are clear about their child’s curriculum coverage.
  • Information about progression on the coloured book bands will be supplied.

Many thanks.