Reading Parent Questionnaire – March 2018

During the recent open afternoons for parents senior staff came around to invite parents to complete an online questionnaire about reading. Reading is a key foci for the school and we want to know your views.

78 parents completed the questionnaire and they said the strengths were:

  • 97% of children enjoy reading
  • 99% of children read at home
  • 89% of children read to themselves at home
  • 88% of children read to someone at home

The areas for development were:

  • Children need to bring their reading book/s home from school regularly
  • Letting parents know which reading books are available to their child in school
  • Informing parents of the progress that children are making in their reading

Our next steps will be:

  • Review the format of the reading diaries that children bring home each day – this will be done by September 2018
  • Ensure that at each parents’ evening information is shared about the progress in reading.
  • Sharing reading age data with parents.


Settling in Survey (January 2018)

The views of parents are really important to us as a school as we seek to continually improve and develop. We recently asked parents of children in YR to complete a settling in survey – you can see the report in full. 


Parents said that the strengths are:

·       Children have settled into school well

·       That you know who to talk to if you are worried about your children

·       That your children feel happy in school and are not worried about school

·       That your children have made friends in school.


You have said you would like to see the following areas for future development:

·        You would like to see more after school clubs for children in YR

·        That sometimes children can be reluctant to come into school

·        That the communication between home and school needs to improve.


Our next steps will be:

·         Review club provision (both during lunchtimes and after school) for all children including YR. Make information available to parents and children so that everyone is clear what clubs are on offer for a specific term. 

·         Review the use of communication with new parents especially those who join during the school year.


Parent Survey (March 2017)

Thank you to everyone who completed our annual parent questionnaire as your views are really important to us. We had 179 respondents which is really good as we appreciate the time given to completing the questionnaire. All the responses we receive are sent away to be analysed so that you can be as honest as you wish on the forms. We are really pleased to see that the responses are very positive with a few key areas for us to develop. You have said:

·         94% are satisfied with the school (compared to 89% nationally using the NFER questionnaire)

·         96% agree that the school provides a safe environment for my child (compared to 93% nationally using the  NFER questionnaire)

·         93% agree that my child is happy at school (compared to 91% nationally using the NFER questionnaire)


You have said that the areas of strength are:

·         The range of out-of-hours clubs and activities

·         The school senior leaders who do a good job

·         If I raised a concern I feel confident the school would respond well


You have said that you would like to see the following areas for potential development:

·         Children being encouraged to exercise more

·         The approach to sex and relationships education

·         The school’s pastoral care (although you have indicated that you are satisfied with this)


Our next steps:

·         We will ensure that the children are made aware of events that may be happening in the local area that involve exercise that they could take part in (e.g. park runs…..)

·         Raise the importance of taking exercise through some of the project work we do.

·         Ensure that the sex and relationships education is more widely known by parents in all year groups.

·         Offer copies of the sex and relationships policy in a greater variety of languages

·         Ensure that all parents are aware of our pastoral care system and how to access it.

·         Make better use of the parent newsletter and website  to share information