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Parents Questionnaire Evaluation and Analysis

Out of 208 children in school we had 23 returned questionnaires representing 11.1% of children in the school

The table below details the feedback given.

Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

No response

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

69.6%

26.1%

0%

0%

4.3%

0%

2. My child enjoys school.

56.5%

43.5%

0%

0%

0%

0%

3. My child is making good progress.

43.5%

52.2%

4.3%

0%

0%

0%

4. My child is taught well at school.

47.8%

52.2%

0%

0%

0%

0%

5. The school understands and responds to my child’s needs.

39.1%

60.9%

0%

0%

0%

0%

6. I know the school learning code and what the term WALKS means.

21.8%

39.1%

21.8%

4.3%

13.0%

0%

7. The school learning code encourages my child  to work hard and do their best

39.1%

43.5%

0%

0%

17.4%

0%

8. The school is welcoming and there are opportunities to get involved

60.9%

34.8%

0%

0%

4.3%

0%

9. The school has a caring attitude.

56.5%

39.1%

0%

0%

4.3%

0%

10. Behaviour in school is good.

21.8%

56.5%

8.7%

4.3%

8.7%

0%

11. The school communicates with me effectively about school events and activities

26.1%

56.5%

13.0%

0%

4.3%

0%

12. The school communicates with me effectively about how to support my child’s learning

26.1%

60.9%

8.7%

0%

4.3%

0%

13. The school communicates with me effectively about my child’s progress

26.1%

69.6%

4.3%

0%

0%

0%

14. The school seeks my views and listens to my concerns.

21.8%

73.9%

4.3%

0%

0%

0%

15. Class Dojo has made communication better between school and myself.

47.8%

34.8%

4.3%

8.7%

4.3%

0%

16. My child enjoys the stimulating range of extra-curricular activities that school provides.

26.1%

39.1%

17.4%

0%

17.4%

0%

17. The school is well led and managed.

43.5%

52.2%

0%

0%

4.3%

0%

18. The school takes account of children’s views (school council, class assemblies, etc.)

34.8%

47.8%

0%

0%

17.4%

0%

19. Collective worship helps my child to encounter teachings of Jesus and the Bible and develop understanding of Christian beliefs.

30.4%

65.3%

4.3%

0%

0%

0%

20. Collective worship encourages local church community partnerships to support the school

21.8%

69.5%

0%

0%

8.7%

0%

21. Collective worship helps my child to appreciate that Christians worship in different ways.

34.8%

52.2%

0%

0%

13.0%

0%

22. Different beliefs, religious or non-religious are respected in this school.

39.1%

47.8%

0%

0%

13.0%

0%

23. My child enjoys RE

17.4%

65.3%

13.0%

0%

4.3%

0%

24. RE helps my child to know more about Christianity locally and in different parts of the world.

23.1%

60.9%

8.7%

0%

4.3%

0%

25. RE helps my child to know more about other major world religions and worldviews.

26.1%

56.5%

8.7%

0%

8.7%

0%

26. RE helps my child to react in an informed way to positive/negative media reports about religions.

17.4%

47.8%

17.4%

4.3%

13.0%

0%

27. My child can express their own ideas and opinions in RE lessons.

17.4%

43.5%

4.3%

0%

34.8%

0%

28. I would recommend St Thomas’ Primary Academy to another family

52.2%

47.8%

0%

0%

0%

0%

In your opinion, what are the school’s strengths?

  • Communication with parents is brilliant
  • Providing an engaging atmosphere to learn in.
  • Good teachers who take an interest in their pupils.
  • Great caring environment.
  • "Location - Every member of staff I have met have always been helpful, understanding and knowledgeable.
  • Small school - very open and welcoming.
  • Great school - great staff!
  • Caring, Friendly, open, children clearly happy.
  • Teachers work had to support all children,
  • Plenty of opportunity for parents to be involved.
  • A number of good teachers/ teaching staff/ staff - they are amazing with the children.
  • Great methods for learning.
  • Church visits and RE (Christianity)
  • "Having a child with additional needs in school has been challenging but staff have been there, listened and supported every step of the way. I personally couldn't be more thankful for everyone I have encountered within the school".
  • High standards and polite, caring staff.
  • "To me it's such a close nit school. I like the way the children are taught about Christianity when I moved here. I didn't want my little boy to go anywhere else. I don't think anything needs doing to improve the school. Just maybe get the parents to join in the songs in collective worship!"

What do you think the school needs to do to improve?

  • Communication with parents. Information can often be last minute and not enough notice for parents to make arrangements
  • Rewarding all children in Collective Worship
  • School dinners are not well balanced or offer enough healthy options
  • More advanced planning and preparation for extra-curricular activities such as team sports
  • Poor discipline of school uniform policy
  • Giving advice on how much time the pupils should be spending online (games, communicating with other pupils etc).
  • Assembly in the afternoon so families can come.
  • To not be worried about putting their foot down to clever or bad behaved individuals. 
  • Supervision at break times and mornings during dropping children off.
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