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Evaluation of Parents’ Annual Questionnaire

Evaluation of Parents’ Annual Questionnaire – March 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you to everyone who took time to complete our annual questionnaire which is based on the Ofsted parental questionnaire. Your responses really help us to see what you think we are doing well and also give us areas to consider for the future as staff and governors. The results are shown in the table below.

Where there is a common theme this is easier for us to focus on rather than individual requests. We received 92 completed responses this year.

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
1. My child is happy at school. 85% 15%      
2. My child feels safe at school and knows they can talk to an adult if they are worried about anything. 78% 19% 2% 1%  
3. My child is encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle. 72% 22% 5% 1%  
4. My child makes good progress at this school. 67% 31% 1%   1%
5. My child is well looked after at this school. 86% 13%   1%  
6. My child is taught well at this school and enjoys their lessons. 81% 17% 1% 1%  
7. My child enjoys PE and sporting activities at school. 80% 17% 1% 1% 1%
8. My child receives appropriate homework for their age. 55% 37% 7% 1%  
9. There is a good standard of behaviour at Mawsley School. 68% 29% 1% 1% 1%
10. The school deals effectively with bullying. (Bullying includes persistent name calling, cyber, racist and homophobic bullying) 57% 22% 17% 1% 3%
11. The school promotes equal opportunity for all pupils, irrespective of gender, race, disability or religion/belief. 70% 28% 1% 1%  
12. The school is well led and managed. 77% 19% 4%    
13. The school responds well to any concerns I raise. 68% 20% 10% 1%  
14. I receive valuable information from the school about my child. 60% 37% 3%    

 

15. I would recommend Mawsley School to another family Yes 98% No 2%

 

Key Areas of Success

  • My child is happy at this school

We are very pleased that 100% of our parents felt their child is happy at Mawsley School. This is our main aim and we hope all children have many memorable experiences as they move through the year groups at our school.

 

  • My child is well looked after at this school

99% of you felt that your child was well looked after at school. Again, this is always a high priority for all adults involved with the school in the classroom, at lunchtimes and on the playground.

 

  • My child makes good progress at this school

98% of parents stated that their children were making good progress at Mawsley School and we are very pleased to see this result. The progress of all children is tracked carefully to ensure that they receive the right level of support and challenge as they move through the school. Teachers in every year group meet at least three times a year with members of our leadership team to discuss pupil progress and the impact of interventions.

 

  • My child is taught well at this school and enjoys their lessons

Again 98% of parents stated that their children enjoyed the lessons teachers plan and deliver. Our teachers spend a great deal of time discussing and planning appropriate learning opportunities that are engaging, motivating and linked to the National Curriculum. From your written comments it is clear that our teachers and other adults are highly regarded by our parents.

 

  • This school promotes equal opportunities for all pupils, irrespective of gender, race, disability or religion/belief

It is very pleasing that 98% of parents have stated that we promote equal opportunities for all our children. Our school is an inclusive community school made up of children with a range of needs, interests, talents and challenges. We work together to prepare our children for life in modern Britain.

Areas for Development

  • This school deals effectively with bullying

The results of our questionnaire show that although 79% of parents feel the school deals effectively with bullying and 17% neither agreed or disagreed, 4% felt this was an area for improvement. We will continue to help our children make good behaviour choices and continue to praise the many children who are excellent role models to others. Where we are aware that a child has not made good choices appropriate action will continue to be taken.

Parental Comments

We were pleased to receive many very positive individual comments about the school. There was evidence of consensus about the school’s strengths, in particular:

  • the friendly, committed and hard-working teachers
  • although the school has grown it has not lost the family feel and caring attitude
  • high standard of teaching
  • the safe and supportive learning environment enriched with visits and visitors
  • the happy atmosphere
  • a good range of extra-curricular activities

The staff and governors are very appreciative of all the comments made by parents and will discuss, analyse and take note of suggestions for future development as we put together our School Improvement Plan for next academic year 2016 – 17.

We are keen to develop our school but as some suggestions have a budgetary implication they are not always possible. However, if you have made a suggestion for future development and would like the opportunity to discuss this further with me or a member of our governing board please contact us through the school office.

Elaine Wright

Headteacher


Evaluation of Parents’ Annual Questionnaire – March 2015

Dear Parents,

Thank you to everyone who took time to complete and return our annual questionnaire which is based on the Ofsted parental questionnaire. Your responses really help us to see what you think we are doing well and also give us areas to consider as staff and governors how we can develop in the future. Where there is a common theme this is easier for us to focus on rather than individual requests.

  Number of Responsesreceived Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
1. My child is happy at school. 89 83% 17%
2. My child feels safe at school. 89 84% 16%
3. My child makes good progress at school. 89 75% 24% 1%
4. My child is well looked after at school. 89 87% 13%
5. My child is taught well at this school. 89 82% 18%
6. My child receives appropriate homework for their age. 88 64% 31% 5%
7. This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved. 89 81% 18% 1%
8. This school deals effectively with bullying (including persistent name-calling, cyber, racist, and homophobic bullying). 77 60% 36% 4%
9. This school promotes equal opportunity for all pupils irrespective of gender, race, disability or religion/belief. 83 80% 20%
10. This school is well led and managed. 84 87% 19% 4%
11. This school responds well to any concerns I raise. 84 77% 19% 4%
12. I receive valuable information from the school about my child.   84 89% 31%
13. I would recommend this school to another parents 84 100%  

 

Written Comments made by Parents

What do you like most about the school?

  • Welcoming and family atmosphere
  • Teachers and teaching assistants provide security for children
  • Friendly, dedicated hardworking team
  • Approachability of staff
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and professional teachers
  • Extra-curricular sports opportunities
  • Exciting and challenging curriculum
  • Good communication with parents
  • Well-behaved and well-mannered children
  • Good reward system and positive reinforcement
  • Good leadership
  • Links with other classes
  • Community Days
  • The school values the individual
  • Good support and feedback from teachers
  • Teachers make sure children are happy
  • Teachers and office staff are very helpful
  • Good challenge for more able pupils and differentiation in subjects
  • School values
  • Brain Boost
  • Homework
  • Well presented school
  • Problems are taken care of well
  • High standard of teaching and awareness of pupil progress and capabilities
  • Children make good progress
  • Good standards
  • Weekly newsletter
  • School constantly strives to improve

Parents’ Suggestions for Future Developments in the School

  • A blog for teachers to post photos and updates and communicate with parents
  • More homework and developments in technology
  • Sheltered seating for the playground
  • More opportunities for dance
  • More letters sent to parents rather than on computer
  • Having e-mail addresses for teachers
  • More frequent communications through e-mail
  • A kitchen to provide cookery lessons
  • A school vegetable garden
  • A bigger bike shed
  • Children able to choose the level of challenge they undertake
  • Change the colour of lunch tickets for hot meals
  • Use the same day for handing in homework and reading books across the school
  • More notice of events taking place
  • Bullying needs to be taken more seriously and dealt with severely
  • More extra-curricular sports
  • Provide a breakfast club and wrap around care
  • More trips

The staff and governors are very appreciative of all the comments made by parents and will discuss, analyse and take note of suggestions for future development.

We are keen to develop our school but as some suggestions have a budgetary implication they are not always possible. However, if you have made a suggestion for future development and would like the opportunity to discuss this further please contact me through the school office.

Elaine Wright

Headteacher


Evaluation of Parents’ Annual Questionnaire – March 2014

112 responses were received Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
1. My child is happy at school. 81% 19%
2. My child feels safe at school. 82% 18%
3. My child makes good progress at school. 78% 21% 1%
4. My child is well looked after at school. 84% 15% 1%
5. My child is taught well at this school. 82% 17% 1%
6. My child receives appropriate homework for their age. 60% 38% 2%
7. This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved. 73% 26% 1%
8. This school deals effectively with bullying (including persistent name-calling, cyber, racist, and homophobic bullying). 49% 49% 2%
9. This school promotes equal opportunity for all pupils irrespective of gender, race, disability or religion/belief. 68% 30% 2%
10. This school is well led and managed. 74% 25% 1%
11. This school responds well to any concerns I raise. 65% 34% 1%
12. I receive valuable information from the school about my child. 

 

60% 39% 1%
13. I would recommend this school to another parents Yes 99% No 1%

Written Comments made by Parents

What do you like most about the school?

  • Very friendly and caring atmosphere
  • Its reputation in delivering solid foundations in education
  • Friendly, family and community feel
  • My children love school and I’m impressed with how well they are progressing
  • Interactive and supportive teaching style
  • The extra-curricular provision
  • The community involvement, actively encouraging parental engagement
  • The support children get from the adults
  • The “open door “ policy so you can speak to a teacher
  • The updates and newsletters
  • The happiness of the children attending the school
  • The enthusiasm and encouragement of staff
  • Teachers that care about what they do, it’s not just a job.
  • The variety of activities for the children to keep them engaged
  • Staff are always eager to help and listen – approachable, professional and interested.
  • Communication between school and parents
  • Positive learning environment
  • Ethos and emphasis on learning
  • School listens and responds
  • Excellent teaching
  • Good behaviour across the school – which is rewarded
  • Happy, safe environment for children
  • Great displays
  • Parental concerns dealt with quickly
  • A very holistic approach
  • Encouragement of learning by involving parents
  • Good parent/teacher relationships
  • Learning is made fun
  • There is a positivity that comes through in all the children do.
  • There are many opportunities for parents to come into school and get involved.
  • The teachers encourage confidence in the children
  • How children are encouraged and recognised for their achievements
  • How children of different ages are able to work together
  • Well behaved children and well organised school.
  • Children who want to come to school and love the staff
  • Safety and well-being of the children
  • Very good balance between academic focus, creative outlets and pastoral support
  • Ability of teachers to motivate the children

Parents’ Suggestions for Future Developments in the School

  • Ensuring e-mails and texts are received by all parents
  • Be stricter with school uniform
  • Buy the land near the Centre and build a swimming pool
  • More after school clubs
  • More sports for boys
  • Cover the basics
  • Less parents working in school – confidentiality
  • Sports and games clubs to continue for longer to develop skills
  • Communication for parents through instant messages and better “channelled”
  • Differentiated homework
  • Zebra crossings
  • More opportunities for parents to understand the curriculum and how to help your child at home e.g. phonics, spelling
  • A home/school book for communication in all years
  • Avoid linking with large academies or trusts
  • Behavioural issues
  • E-mail addresses to pass on messages to teachers
  • Homework should be optional rather than weekly
  • Homework clubs after school
  • Monthy reports via e-mail on improvements
  • Appointments for Parents’ Evenings after 7.00p.m. for working parents
  • More PE and team sports
  • Knowing who our lunchtime supervisors are and what training they have undertaken

The staff and governors are very appreciative of all the comments made by parents and will discuss, analyse and take note of suggestions for future development.