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We are always looking to improve what we do here at Burton upon Stather Primary School and we would very much like to know your views about the school. Therefore we would be very grateful if you would take the time (no more than 5-10 mins) to complete the Parent View survey on the Ofsted website. Many thanks

http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

 

 

Burton upon Stather Primary School

Parent and Carer Questionnaire November 2018

 

We would welcome your contribution to our self-evaluation by using this questionnaire. Your answers are confidential, but a summary of parents’ views as a whole will be shared with staff, governors, parents, carers and pupils.

Please read each statement and tick the box that best fits your current view of our school.

Statement

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

1. My child enjoys school

72%

25%

3%

 

2. My child is making good progress

59%

41%

 

 

3. Teaching at Burton is good

70%

 

30%

 

 

4. I am kept informed about how my child is getting on through termly parents evenings

69%

31%

 

 

5. The school gives me information about events and activities through newsletters, text to parents etc

75%

 

25%

 

 

6. Staff explain how I can help my child at home (eg parent workshops, target sheets)

65%

 

35%

 

 

7. I feel comfortable about approaching the school with questions or a problem

74%

26%

 

 

8. I find it easy to contact/approach my child’s teacher

72%

 

28%

 

 

9. Staff expect my child to work hard and do his or her best

79%

21%

 

 

10. Most children behave well

52%

 

45%

3%

 

11. Staff encourage my child to become mature and independent

62%

 

38%

 

 

12. The school provides appropriate homework

50%

 

42%

6%

1%

13. Bullying incidents are dealt with quickly and we promote a culture of kindness

68%

30%

3%

 

14. There is a good range of after school activities that my child finds interesting and enjoyable

64%

35%

1%

 

15. I feel welcome in school

80%

 

20%

 

 

16. Staff take good care of my child and keep them safe

82%

18%

 

 

RECEPTION PARENTS ONLY

The arrangements for my child to settle in to their new class were good

100%

 

 

 

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Parental Questionnaire Feedback Summer 2018

 

The findings of the parent questionnaire were extremely positive. Over the next few weeks, I will respond to many of the suggestions parents/carers made, some of which we have already acted on. 59 forms were returned which represented 30 % of our school population. The overwhelming majority of parents were pleased with the school. There were also some extremely positive comments outlined in the ‘additional comments’ section of the questionnaire, including many about our, ‘approachable and friendly staff who work hard to meet the needs of their children.’ Parents have helped us to identify some areas for improvement, which include:

 

                         Comment

                                              Action

Why has the school only got 3 stars for food hygiene?

This was due paperwork from the new build regulations and a wall partition within the staff area. We now have our 5 stars after our recent inspection.

We would like a chance to meet the teachers our children will be having next year.

We have organised a teacher ‘meet and greet’ on Monday 16th July 2018 (in move up week). Classroom doors will be open from 3.30-4.30pm so parents/carers can visit their child’s new classroom, learn a little about their new topic and greet their child’s class teacher.

Celebration Assemblies

One parent requested the celebration assemblies return to weekly celebrations, however we received several positive comments regarding our new half termly assemblies. After speaking with staff and pupils, we have decided to stick with our current set up- for now!

More consistency across school for smileys

 

In preparation for next year, we have set up a class awards record, so it is easier for staff how many smileys pupils’ have. We are also introducing class rewards when the whole class achieve their bronze, silver and (fingers crossed) in the hope they encourage each other to collect more!

More homework/less homework

 

This again, is always a tricky one, whilst some parents and pupils’ wish for less homework, some also request more. As a school we acknowledge the difference homework makes in terms of pupil progress. However we say to all parents and pupils, no piece of homework should take more than 20 minutes and if it does, stop and send it what you have done! Don’t forget, Mrs Baker runs a weekly homework club at lunchtime if they’d rather complete it with teacher support.

 

More parental involvement

 

We would encourage any parent or carer that would like to get involved in school, to contact us. We are always looking for helpers to assist with displays and listen to children read. If you’re interested, please contact us and we can arrange a volunteer DBS check, if you don't already have one. We look forward to hearing from those parents.

 

Why has the school only got 3 stars for food hygiene?

 

This was due paperwork from the new build regulations and a wall partition within the staff area. We are now proud to have our 5 stars after a recent inspection.

We would like a chance to meet the teachers our children will be having next year.

 

We have organised a teacher ‘meet and greet’ on Monday 16th July 2018 (in move up week). Classroom doors will be open from 3.30-4.30pm so parents/carers can visit their child’s new classroom, learn a little about their new topic and meet their child’s class teacher.

Celebration Assemblies

 

One parent requested the celebration assemblies return to weekly celebrations, however we received several positive comments regarding our new half termly assemblies. After speaking with staff and pupils, we have decided to stick with our current set up- for now!

 

 

This week I am sharing a few of so many positive comments we received… thank you!

 

Comment

                               Comment

I appreciate the variety of ways school communicates with parents and families!

The fantastic teaching and the caring nature of the staff

The approachable and friendly staff

The forest school- this has developed my sons confidence no end!

The community spirit evident in our village school

Segregated playgrounds and staggered home times

The way children are encouraged but not pushed

The transition for reception pupils’ this made it so much easier for my daughter- and me! Thank you.

 

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