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St Stephen’s Primary School Parent Questionnaire Report 2014

  

St Stephen’s School Parent Questionnaire 2014

The 2014 parent questionnaires were completed at the end of the summer term.


A total of 346 questionnaires were returned. The school had 418 pupils on roll with a large number of families containing siblings.

 

The following is the analysis of the results based on returns.

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

No comment

My child enjoys school.

 

 

69%

29%

2%

0%

 

0%

My child is making progress in school because the teaching is very good.

49%

50%

1%

0%

 0%

I feel that my child is safe and well cared for at school.

57%

43%

0%

0%

0%

Behaviour in school is good.

 

 

90%

8%

1%

0%

 1%

The school is well led and managed.

 

 

56%

41%

1%

1%

 1%

The school listens to the children’s views. 

40%

55%

2%

1%

 

2%

 

The school is welcoming to the community.

56%

40%

2%

1%

 

2%

 

The school seeks the views of parent/carers and take account of their suggestions and concerns.

38%

50%

4%

2%

 

6%

 

 

The table above summarises the responses that parents and carers made to each statement. The percentages indicate the proportion of parents and carers giving that response out of the total number of completed questionnaires.


Main outcomes from the questionnaire replies
o 98% of parents believe that their children enjoy school and are making good progress because of good or better teaching.
o 100% of parents feel that their child is safe and well cared for at school.
o 98% of parents think that behaviour is good and 97% stated that the school is well led and managed.
o 95% of parents stated that the school listens to the children’s views and is welcoming to the community.
o 88% of parents believe that parent/carer views are taken into account by the school.


Parents/Carers were asked how they would like to see the school develop in the future and asked to comment. The following themes were identified.


1. Clubs and extended service provision – A breakfast club, more clubs for younger pupils, and a greater range of clubs (e.g. martial arts and badminton), after school provision until 6pm and a summer school.
2. Tuition – School to run afterschool tuition classes.
3. Parents - More parent workshops, parent support club (to improve communication) and regular e-mails to update parents on progress.
4. PE - Exposure to external opportunities and competitions to build confidence e.g. sports.
5. Educational Visits: More visits and 2 tier costing for Educational Visits is unfair, more cheap visits. Weekend visits such as sports, rowing, horse riding or hiking.
6. Expansion: More teachers for new building, bigger playground, swimming pool and become a through school including secondary, hope that it doesn’t change the friendly happy atmosphere.
7. More guidance from the school about how we can support our children. More support for weaker children who aren’t meeting the school standard.
8. Increased safety in the playground.
9. More opportunities to play key roles in school rather than just student council.


How the school is addressing these issues:
1. Staff skills assessment was devised before the new clubs are decided. The school is considering opportunities for extended services, summer schools and breakfast clubs.
2. The school is exploring options for extra tuition on site and using some external companies to support this.
3. Continue to offer a range of parent workshops and support e.g. e-safety, English, Ocean Maths etc.
4. PE co-ordinator to research external competitions.
5. At least three educational visits a year.
6. Employ more teachers as school expands. Expectations and ethos will remain consistent as school grows.
7. Leadership to review guidance/support for parents whose children are not making progress
8. Rotas have been adapted so that all adult placements cover the expanded school and new areas.
9. Key roles for children will continue with student council, UKS2 monitors, Eco monitors, JLT.