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Parents Questionnaire Evaluation and Analysis 2018-19

Out of 213 children (approx. 140 families) in school we had 83 returned questionnaires representing 40% of children in the school (60% of families)

The table below details the feedback given.

 

Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

 

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

 

74%

26%

0%

0%

0%

 

2. My child enjoys school.

 

51%

47%

2%

0%

0%

 

3. My child is making good progress.

 

61%

36%

3%

0%

0%

 

4. My child is taught well at school.

 

75%

24%

0%

0%

1%

 

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

 

61%

38%

1%

0%

0%

 

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

 

38%

38%

8%

1%

9%

 

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

43%

48%

3%

0%

6%

 

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

 

64%

36%

0%

0%

0%

 

9. The school has a caring attitude.

 

69%

31%

0%

0%

0%

 

10. Behaviour in school is good.

 

41%

53%

1%

0%

5%

 

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

53%

47%

0%

0%

0%

 

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

 

50%

44%

4%

0%

2%

 

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

56%

41%

2%

0%

1%

 

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

 

54%

41%

1%

0%

4%

 

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

57%

36%

5%

0%

2%

 

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

35%

46%

10%

0%

9%

 

17. The school is well led and managed.

 

55%

45%

0%

0%

0%

 

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

43%

44%

1%

0%

12%

 

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

50%

44%

0%

0%

6%

 

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

49%

41%

0%

0%

10%

 

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

49%

41%

0%

0%

10%

 

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

42%

42%

0%

0%

16%

 

23. My child enjoys RE

 

35%

48%

3%

4%

10%

 

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

36%

52%

0%

0%

12%

 

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

37%

48%

1%

0%

14%

 

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

34%

43%

1%

0%

22%

 

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

 

35%

42%

1%

0%

22%

 

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

 

63%

37%

0%

0%

0%

 

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

  • Treating every child as an individual. Very supportive towards children's needs. 
  • Good Communication. "Keeping parents up to date about everything that is happening via Dojo. Best thing that has been introduced to the school."
  • "Welcoming environment - inclusive. Supported my child after a difficult time at another school. My child has settled well and I believe this is down to the caring staff and the ethos of the school."
  • Teachers have every child's interests at heart - always supportive. Value children's needs. 
  • The help and support given to children's individual needs. "Great with children that needs extra support."
  • Christian ethos and caring attitudes.
  • "Brilliant at organising events like the park and stride and scooter/ bike events - they have been great."
  • Staff are very pleasant, understanding, approachable and friendly. 
  • Caring attitude and willingness of teachers to listen to parents views. Good relationships
  • "All members of staff I have met seem like very nice people." 
  • School is very well run. "All over a great school."
  • Good quality teaching - supporting learning. 
  • "The staff - they are amazing and are willing to go that extra mile to help support a child in learning and bereavement."
  • Children love it!
  • Extra curricular activities.
  • "Friendly, approachable, always have the children involved in different activities."
  • Small school - forward thinking. 
  • Lots of support for Y6 children doing SATS- teachers are friendly and welcoming.
  • Great communication and understanding - very patient.
  • "Have listened to concerns raised and supported when needed. Really like the use of Dojo."

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

  • Communication at times could be improved. Sometimes communication through the different channels contradicts each other. Need more notice for certain events. Sometimes there is short notice of things - can be hard when working. 
  • Communication with parents when issues occur. 
  • Does the school have a bullying policy? 
  • More emphasis on the environment and stressing that carelessly discarding litter is very bad. 
  • Lunch time incidents and at times how they are dealt with. Watching children better at play and dinner times
  • Class sizes are too large
  • Effective ways to prevent head lice. 
  • Rewarding excelling students more so they don't lose heart due to lack of recognition. 
  • "Some children are rewarded most weeks and some children are left out so give up trying."
  • After school activities and breakfast club for working families. 
  • "Look at ways to push children who are already hitting the expected target."
  • No buggies in the classroom - need more space in the cloakroom. 
  • Encourage more learning from the curriculum

Parental Questionnaire Evaluation and Analysis 2017-18

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