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Parent Questionnaire Results September 2019

 

The school received 103 questionnaires back.

 

Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

N/A

1.

My child is happy at this school.

51%

48%

1%

 

 

 

2.

My child feels safe at this school.

59%

39%

1%

 

1%

 

3.

The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

44%

50%

2%

 

4%

 

4.

My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively

6%

6%

2%

1%

1%

84%

5.

The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year

47%

50%

3%

 

 

 

6.

When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly

28%

30%

5%

1%

2%

34%

7.

Does your child have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)

Yes 7%      No 94%

7a.

If you have answered yes above.

My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed

17%

83%

 

 

 

 

8.

The school has high expectations for my child

38%

50%

5%

1%

6%

 

9.

My child does well at this school

42%

52%

1%

 

5%

 

10.

The school lets me know how my child is doing

36%

48%

12%

 

4%

 

11.

There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school

46%

50%

2%

 

2%

 

12.

My child can take part in clubs and activities at the school

54%

39%

4%

1%

2%

 

13.

The school supports my child’s wider personal development

42%

39%

4%

2%

13%

 

14.

I would recommend this school to another parent

Yes 98%  No  2%

 

 

 

Feedback to parents from questionnaire comments

Thank you to all the parents that filled in a questionnaire. Some of you added some additional comments on the back so I want to try and respond to most of them and hopefully answer some of your questions. I’ve also added some additional information as well.

 

In reference to question 8 - ‘The school has high expectations for my child’.

High expectation means securing the best possible outcomes for all children through relentless, personalised support. At Wavendon Gate School, we have a culture where every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential, leading to a bright future - ‘We grow success’. All leaders and teachers plan lessons that stretch and challenge all pupils, regardless of ability. Progress of all pupils is monitored weekly by senior leaders, making sure that teachers continue to have high expectations and, therefore, children are maximising their progress. The changes around maths and reading will enhance all abilities of children and raise our standards further. During parents’ evening and when you come in to see you child’s book, it will become quite evident the progress your child is making. If you have any concerns at any time, please see your child’s teacher and they will be happy to go through work and progress with you.

 

In reference to question 10 - ‘The school lets me know how my child is doing’.

Schools are required to provide at least one opportunity per year for parents to discuss pupil progress with a teacher. Our school provides three opportunities per year to discuss progress with a teacher (autumn 1, spring 1 and summer 2). Schools also have to send a written report per year to parents, which we do in summer 2. In response to your comments from the questionnaire and trying to provide more information on your child’s progress, we are going to try and give you more information at parents’ evening, as well as opening up the school at the end of autumn 2 and spring 2 in order for you to come and see you child’s progress.

 

In response to question 12 - ‘My child can take part in clubs and activities at school’.

The school works hard to provide a wide range of clubs and activities that the children can attend during school and after school. For example, violin, guitar, keyboard, football, young voices, art club, archery, multi-sport, tennis, book club, lego club, sewing club, street dance, wildlife club, computing club, science club, colouring club. We are always looking for new clubs and activities; if you have any suggestions or would be able to run a club after school, please let us know.

 

In response to question 13 - ‘The school supports my child’s wider personal development’.

Wider personal development includes all of the additional activities, events, school values and visits that we encourage children to take part in outside of lessons, as well as PSHE related learning about staying safe and preparing for life in modern Britain. Examples of this in our school are our monthly school values, PSHE lessons, class trips and events, visitors in school, residentials, clubs, special events (e.g. sports day), online safety, building relationships, working with the community, etc. We are looking into adding in enrichment activities that will help develop life skills such as baking, and discussing relevant important local and national issues, such as politics and the environment.

 

Improvements to the school’s curriculum:

As you may already be aware, there have been a few changes around maths and reading, in particular. This is in response to the most recent Ofsted framework (September 2019). The school works hard to try and give the children the best possible education; our results in phonics and in most subjects in KS1 and KS2 were above national average and above the previous year’s results. To continue to make improvements, it is important that we are using the best approach that is recommended by the Department for Education. Furthermore, we are a school that has reading at the heart of our curriculum; we recognise how vital this is in providing our students with the best foundations to reach their full potential. We will continue to update you on changes but please see our website for all the information regarding reading, if you have missed any of the letters that have gone out. Our deputy headteacher, Mrs Sheridan, who is our English leader, is always available in the morning if you need to discuss anything further with her. 

 

Additional information:

The school works hard in communication with parents. As you are aware, we have moved away from diaries to reading records. Please still use this reading record as a form of communication with the teacher or you can write them a letter and attach it to the reading record. If you need to see the classteacher, they are nearly always available after school, you do not have to book an appointment. Senior leaders are generally available first thing in the morning on the playground; please speak to any of them, as well as our learning mentors. All communication is sent out via parent mail. We have added headings to make it easier for you to decide whether you need to read the information or not e.g. whole school, class 1A, year 6, etc. As well as this, we will add next to the heading whether it is information, event, requires action, etc. We are also trying to use Facebook as much as possible. Our website is being updated constantly with new information, which we will direct you to. If you are unable to get to school, please email admin@wavendongateschool.co.uk or phone the office directly on 01908 586394.

 

 

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