Big Ask Parent/Carer Feedback 1

We would like to thank all who completed the October survey, we appreciate how busy everyday life is, and we are very grateful you were able to support us with providing your views on your child’s everyday school experience.

Please do continue to take part in the surveys we send out. This is so we are able to gain your feedback and take appropriate action, regularly throughout the year.

We asked:

We asked all parents 14 questions about key areas of school life, to support us with how to continue developing, and helping us to improve the everyday school experience for all in our learning community.

The questions were:

  1. My child is happy at school.
  2. My child feels safe at this school.
  3. The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
  4. My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively. #
  5. The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year.
  6. When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly.
  7. Does your child have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)? My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed.
  8. The school has high expectations for my child.
  9. My child does well at this school.
  10. The school lets me know how my child is doing.
  11. There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.
  12. My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.
  13. The school supports my child’s wider personal development.
  14. I would recommend this school to another parent

You said:

A total of 349 completed responses were received from the survey.

The vast majority of parents felt:

  • Children feel happy and safe 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.

Some parents felt:

  • They were unsure what their children were learning throughout the year.
  • They were unsure how the school was supporting their child’s personal development.

We did:

Results were presented and shared with stakeholders, and then a letter responding to the findings was sent to all parents. (Response to Parent View Survey) In this letter we highlighted where all information is available on the school website, including curriculum maps to inform parents what their children are learning throughout the year.

We are now currently working on new departmental curriculum maps for students, that will be displayed in school in respective departments and uploaded to the website for you to view.

In the letter we also included 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.