Big Ask Parent/Carer Feedback 3

Big Ask Parent View Survey March 2023

How we engaged

All parents of all students, in every year group, were sent the survey via text message and asked to complete it within a 2 week period.

We asked

We asked all parents questions about key areas of school life, to support us with developing and improving the everyday school experience for all in our learning community. The questions were:

  1. My Child feels happy at this school.
  2. The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
  3. When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly.
  4. The school has high expectations of my child
  5. My Child does well at this school
  6. I would recommend this school to another parent.
  7. My child has been bullied and the school has dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively.
  8. My child has SEND and the school gives them the support they need to succeed.
  9. The school lets me know how my child is doing.
  10. There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.
  11. Have you visited the Personal Development Pages on our school website to view the PSHCE programme your child follows across the year?
  12. Does your child talk to you about topics they have covered in PSHCE lessons?
  13. Are there any topics you feel are particularly relevant for your child based on their age?
  14. Which of the following best describes the ways you support your child to develop a love of reading?
  15. My Child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.
  16. The school makes me aware of what my child will learn throughout the year.
  17. We asked parents to inform us of their child’s success and achievements outside of school so we could celebrate and reward them.

You said:

A total of 265 completed responses were received from the survey. The vast majority of parents felt:

  • Children feel happy at school.
  • The school makes sure its students are well behaved, and when concerns have been raised, they have been dealt with properly.
  • School has high expectations of their students, and there is a good range of subjects and their children do well.
  • They would recommend the school to a friend.
  • 57% of parents said their child talked to them about topics covered in PSHCE lessons.
  • The vast majority of parents felt social media and emotional health were relevant topics for their child.
  • 45% of parents regularly encourage their child to read and provide them with texts to read.
  • A number of parents shared their children’s success and achievements in activities outside of school.

Some parents felt:

  • They were unsure what their children were learning throughout the year.
  • 62% of parents had not visited the PSHCE pages on the school website.
  • 39% of parents found it difficult to get their child to engage with reading.
  • They were unsure what activities and clubs their child could take part in at school.
  • A majority of parents said they would welcome guidance for to support conversations at home around social media and emotional health.
  • They felt the school did not let them know how their child was progressing throughout the year.

We did

Results were presented and shared with stakeholders.

We have updated the website with key information relating to specific areas and would like to signpost them below:

Detailed information relating to the curriculum and all subjects. Our Curriculum – The Arthur Terry School

Updated information on the Personal Development program, and what schemes and topics were being covered for each year group, as part of the spiral curriculum in place. Personal Development – The Arthur Terry School

Enrichment, extra- curricular clubs and activities, including information relating to The Children’s University. Enrichment – The Arthur Terry School

Information relating to reporting and Parents Evenings. Reports – The Arthur Terry School