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Parental Questionnaire response - March 2017

Nursery Provision Review 2016

We are keen to find out more about parental views on the structure of our Nursery provision.  Please download and print the form, complete and return.

​Alternatively, we have also made it possible to use Survey Monkey to make your views heard: follow the link!

​Thank you for your help.

Nursery Provision Review 2016

 

Parent View

Can you help us?  We would be very grateful if all parents could complete the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire on line.  This is a simple form – largely the same as the questionnaire we ask parents to complete for us in the spring term - that is used by Ofsted to get a snap shot of parental opinion at a school.  Every summer the data is stored, and if sufficient families have gone on line a simple summary is available for parents, prospective parents and Ofsted themselves.

During 2016 – 2017 we aim to encourage parents to register their views.  Please try to take 5 minutes and support us by doing this.  Use the link and you will find it is very quick and easy to register.  It would be fantastic if most people managed to do it.

​REMEMBER - Parent View is a way of registering your views, but if you have an issue or a problem at school it is essential that you go and speak to staff about it, either the class teacher or the Head teacher: unless you do so they cannot help you or your child! 

Reception Induction Questionnaire - 2016

We recently asked parents of the Reception children to complete a questionnaire to provide feedback on our induction arrangements.  It was a pity that only 14 were returned!  Here is a summary of that information, which we will consider when planning for the future.  Thanks to those who took the time to tick the boxes and write the comments: we value your views.

Question

Strongly Agree/Agree

Disagree

Not sure/

Didn’t go

The summer term parent meeting was useful

 

93%

-

7%

The summer visit was helpful

 

100%

-

-

The visit to preschool supported transition

 

64%

-

36%

The sample meal was helpful

 

100%

-

-

Week 2 - mornings worked well

 

64%

22%

14%

My child was ready to stay in week 3

 

93%

-

7%

The Information Meeting was useful

 

78%

-

22%

The Curriculum Evening was useful

 

78%

-

22%

Open Classroom was useful

 

86%

-

14%

My child is settled

 

100%

-

-

I know who to ask if I have any questions about school

100%

-

-

Comments

Tricky picking little one up early, when older one is on the playground, but overall transition has been easy

The induction period felt too long and the half day/full day switch felt like a shock

   

Increase the number of days that finish after lunch time eg 1 week half days 1 week longer days

Too long – unnecessary part time timetable

             

Curriculum evening clashed with a Junior meeting

         

Too long - particularly for children from private Nurseries - 1 week would do

   

Long comment  - mornings didn't work, very disruptive, didn't fit with other children, High Beeches have changed their arrangements to a better approach

Nursery staff in Rec classrooms helped child settle

         

Sept born child, would like to have stayed all day, but accepts that for others it might work well

 

SPRING TERM 2016 - PARENTS' SURVEY

In the Spring term 2016 we asked parents to complete and return a questionnaire about different aspects of school life.  It was based on the one that Ofsted asks parents to complete, with an additional question about Sport. The results below are based on 206 responses, which means that 1 child equates to approximately 0.5%. 

 

We take all of your opinions and suggestions very seriously and find the results always make very interesting reading.  It is interesting that the results are almost identical to 2014 (last year we did a different sort of Engagement survey).

 

We are very pleased that in all areas parents are happy with the arrangements we have in place, and they do not feel that there are any areas of school life that really need improving.  I personally feel that we do extremely well as a school community, helping each other and working together.

 

Question

Strongly agree

/agree

Disagree/

strongly disagree

Don’t know

  1. My child is happy at this school.

 

99.5%

-

0.5%

  1. My child feels safe at this school.

 

99.5%

0.5%

-

  1. My child makes good progress at school.

 

98.5%

1%

0.5%

  1. My child is well looked after at this school.

 

99.5%

0.5%

-

  1. My child is well taught at this school.

99%

0.5%

0.5%

  1. My child receives appropriate homework for their age.

95%

2%

3%

  1. This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.

98.5%

1%

0.5%

  1. This school deals effectively with bullying.

45%

1%

54%

  1. This school is well led and managed.

100%

-

-

  1. This school responds well to any concerns I raise.

87%

1%

12%

  1. I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress.

97%

2%

1%

  1. The school offers opportunities for parents to be involved in school life.

100%

-

-

 

  1. Would you recommend this school to another parent?

Yes – 100%!

  1. Sports provision is good/improving and has led to an increased level of physical activity for my child.

97%

3%

-

                                                                                                                                

Comments were again almost universally positive, including lots of praise and thanks for what we do and how we do it.  It is lovely to read them, and makes us feel that our hard work is valued and appreciated.

 

There were no serious issues brought up in the comments, although they always make very interesting reading and I would welcome more! 

A few small points were raised:

One comment requested parent teacher consultations in both terms for spring entry Nursery children, and another that their Nursery aged child was ready for more challenge – both were passed on for discussion with staff.

Some short notice in communicating about events from school came up in one comment (Year 2).  We discussed this issue at a Parent’s Forum meeting at some length, and I hope that staff have taken on board the need (and benefits) of making sure parents are given plenty of notice about any specific arrangements for classes and year groups.

Someone asked for more guidance on maths homework (Year 1): we will ensure that our Curriculum Evenings in the Autumn term are specific about how we are teaching maths and what parents need to be doing to help their children. 

A parent commented that their child said that the maths was always easy, but I know that there are always challenges available for more able learners in maths lessons. A greater emphasis this year on explaining your thinking rather than just getting to the right answer is something we are keen to talk to parents about. 

 

It is always possible to make an appointment to come in and discuss any issues, large or small.  The questionnaires are mostly anonymous and there is therefore no way of responding to any parent if they do not come in to school.  Partnership with parents is crucial to the successful running of the school, and we are always keen to improve existing systems and provision.  We should be proud of these questionnaire results as a school community.

 

Once again, thank you for your help.  Thanks to the Governor who took all the questionnaires away and put together the analysis for us!

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Anna Archer

Head teacher                         
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