From time to time we send out questionnaires to parents and carers as part of our self-evaluation process. We ask for opinions and ideas on matters such as behaviour, teaching and learning, homework and the pastoral support we give our children.
The vast majority of parents say that their children enjoy coming to school, that they are doing well, are well cared for, that behaviour is good and that they are happy with the school.
One key issue that emerged from our last questionnaire was that several parents wanted more information about the progress their children are making. As a result we moved the autumn term open evening back a month to enable teachers to discuss progress with parents rather than being just a ‘meet the teacher’ session. We also now send out an interim progress report early in the new year for each pupil. The open evening in March is an opportunity for parents to look through their children’s work and discuss how they are doing. In early July we send out annual reports detailing the progress and attainment of all pupils.
Parents and carers can give their views of our school at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.
When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility as this has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.
Please register with an email address and a password at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to 12 short questions about aspects such as bullying, the quality of teaching, level of homework, etc.
Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.
If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask at reception.