Parent Voice

General parental questionnaire results from October 2017
 

 

Strongly agree

Agree  

Disagree

Strongly disagree

My child is happy at this school

48%

51%

1%

0%

My child feels safe at this school

58%

42%

0%

0%

My child makes good progress at this school

57%

41%

2%

0%

My child is well looked after at this school

56%

44%

0%

0%

My child is well taught at this school

60%

39%

1%

0%

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

44%

50%

5%

1%

This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

51%

45%

3%

1%

This school deals effectively with bullying

45%

49%

5%

1%

This school is well led and managed

49%

49%

2%

0%

This school responds well to concerns I have raised

50%

45%

4%

1%

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

51%

48%

1%

0%

Would you recommend this Academy?

Yes

No

98%

2%

 
 
Results of Equality Parental Questionnaire from July 2017
 
  1.     Do you think there is anything stopping your child from learning or taking part in activities at school because they are a boy or a girl?

Yes

No

1%

99%

  •          Yr 3 -some people disturb during worktime
  •          Yr1 – from what is seen all children take part in all activities
  •          Rec – would be good to hear that all colours are for everyone
  •          Yr 5 – children judge and can be cruel nothing will stop this

 

  1.    Do you think your child or anyone else in the academy, ever experiences discrimination, harassment or victimisation?

Yes

No

4%

96%

 

  •          Yr 5 - My son feels bullied sometimes
  •          Yr 3 - My child has said that his peers get called names by their friends
  •          Rec – Sadly, but goes on everywhere not down to school
  •          Yr 5 – yes my daughter was bullied
  •          Yr 4 – my child is in a class with several disruptive boys that aren’t considerate to their peers
  •          My son has had ongoing issues (not continuous) with one boy
  •          Yr 5 – children will be children
  •          Yr 5 – yes my daughter was attacked
  •          Rec – There is still too much information in large paragraphs with no visual aids.  Vast range of Communication is discriminatory, it lacks bullet points, it’s complex, too many distribution points i.e. Gateway, email, text, website, letter

 

  1.    Is there anything you think our academy should do to improve equality of opportunity, for example by:
  •        helping with problems that people face;
  •        meeting people’s needs;
  •        encouraging people to take part in activities and meetings?

Yes

No

13%

87%

  •          Rec & Yr 2 – Problems with reception child learning and behaviour and yet no solution given
  •          Yr 3  - meeting people’s needs

 

  1.    Is there anything you think our academy should do to help people from different groups get on well together, for example:
  •        stopping prejudice;
  •         improving understanding between people from different groups?

Yes

No

8%

92%

  •          Yr 4 – No you work hard at this already
  •          Yr 5 – no because everything is already covered
  •          Yr 3 – improving understanding
  •          Yr 6  - Social evening for parents, meet the school governing team & church leadership
  •          Yr 6 – Just keep it up

 

  1.    Do you find it easy to use the school building and its facilities, and take part in school life?

Or are there problems (for example that stop you coming into the school, or reading information, or taking part in school life)?

Yes

No

86%

14%

Yes

No

1%

99%

Problems:

  •          Yr 6 – Our son has had to deal with bullying in yr6, although resolved at the time it has led to him

occasionally feel alone as the plan was to separate and stop interaction within a group of children.

Some have used this to push him away from groups he interacted with.

  •          Yr 5 – Haven’t experienced inequality

 

Ideas of how the academy could help:

 

  1.    What do you think is the most important thing our academy could do to improve equality?
  •          Rec & Yr2 More support for learning difficulties and identifying these difficulties
  •          Be more strict with both parents and children’s behaviour
  •          Yr 3 - Everything excellent
  •          Yr 6 – continue the diversity of students & their inclusion as well as the activities you already do.
  •          Learning about other cultures, countries & religions.

 

  1.    Would you say you had a disability or impairment?

Yes

No

1%

99%

 

 

Parent questionnaire sent out in March 2017 asking for feedback on the academy's Christian Distinctiveness.
 

 

Agree strongly

Agree

Neither Agree or disagree

Disagree

Disagree strongly

This Church of England academy has a set of clear and explicit Christian values.

55%

27%

18%

 

 

The academy teaches Christian values that help my child(ren) to develop spiritually.

64%

27%

9%

 

 

The academy enables my child(ren) to develop morally and socially.

64%

27%

9%

 

 

The academy provides opportunities for the cultural development of my child(ren).

64%

27%

9%

 

 

The academy has high expectations of behaviour which reflect its Christian values.

64%

18%

18%

 

 

Relationships between members of the academy community reflect the academy’s Christian values.

64%

18%

18%

 

 

Collective worship is important in the life of the academy.

64%

18%

9%

9%

 

My child(ren) is given opportunities for prayer and reflection in the academy.

55%

27%

9%

9%

 

My child(ren) has a good knowledge and understanding of Christianity.

64%

18%

9%

9%

 

My child(ren) has a good knowledge and understanding of other faiths.

55%

18%

18%

9%

 

The staff and governors of the academy promote Christian values.

64%

18%

18%

 

 

There are good partnerships with St Matthews Church.

55%

27%

18%

 

 

There are good relationships with the local community.

64%

27%

9%

 

 

If there is anything you would like to say about how well the academy is doing as a Church academy (collective worship, Religious Education and the academy’s Christian character), please write in the space below and on the other side of the questionnaire if necessary.  Thank you for your time.

 

Sample responses:

 

Our son struggled to name other faiths

I don’t think standards relate to Christian values

Not been made aware of Church of England values explicitly

 

 

A questionnaire was sent to all parents in June 2015 and the results were collated.  Please see the results below.
 

My child

Always

Most of the time

Some of the time

Little of the time

Enjoys being at school

 

50%

37%

11%

2%

Feels safe at school

 

70%

27%

3%

0%

Finds school work stimulating and challenging

39%

41%

17%

3%

Is encouraged to work to the best of their ability and is making good progress

60%

33%

5%

1%

Receives homework that builds on what they are learning at school

51%

32%

10%

5%

My child is given every opportunity to adopt a healthy lifestyle

56%

36%

4%

2%

As a parent I

Always

Most of the time

Some of the time

Little of the time

Feel the school provides a safe and nurturing learning environment

68%

29%

3%

1%

Feel the teacher really knows my child as an individual and is aware of their strengths and weaknesses

64%

25%

5%

2%

Get regular accurate and helpful information about my child’s progress

44%

34%

17%

5%

Feel pupils are well behaved

 

22%

59%

17%

2%

Feel staff deal effectively with challenging behaviour

40%

46%

8%

5%

Feel the school has good resources for learning and teaching

61%

29%

6%

1%

Feel the school helps my child to become more mature and take on responsibility

55%

37%

8%

1%

Feel the school is well managed

 

58%

35%

3%

2%

Am happy with the spiritual grounding my child receives at the school

60%

32%

4%

1%

Feel comfortable about approaching the school with questions, suggestions or a problem

68%

22%

5%

3%

Am happy with the part I am asked to play in my child’s education

67%

27%

3%

1%

Feel the Governors are a fair representation of the local community

44%

34%

5%

1%

Feel the school has a good reputation in the community

63%

27%

4%

1%

Understand the Church ethos and can see it visible in school

62%

25%

7%

0%