Parent Questionnaire 2016
Every year we ask our parents their views on the school. The results are used by the Leadership Team and Governors to reflect on our practice and to make changes where necessary.
Once again, we are grateful to the parents who took time to complete the annual questionnaire, distributed to all parents in July 2016.
This year the questionnaire was completed by fewer parents – a total of 23, representing 26 children across all our Year Groups.
The results help us with our School Development Plan. Previous surveys have helped us to plan for school improvements that have resulted in developments to the grounds including the swimming pool changing rooms and curriculum initiatives including Activity Hour.
This year, the aspects of school life that drew the most positive results include:
- The school’s welcoming approach including our support of parents through transitions and induction into St Andrew’s.
- The strong values that underpin all of school life are also appreciated by parents. This is an area that a strategy to strengthen the articulation of our vision and values.
- Parents say their children are happy at school and that they would recommend St Andrew’s to other parents.
- The school’s leadership and governing body are also seen very positively.
- The school’s work to enable children to become independent and mature, including our curriculum initiative, Activity Hour
Parents want the school to continue to improve, and the following areas are in the School Development Plan:
- Increased use of the school grounds. We are grateful for the recent support of some parents in smartening up some of the flower beds around the school. We want now to develop the pond area as a great resource for children to learn about habitats.
- Children’s behaviour. We know that our children’s behaviour is always commended by visitors and when we take classes on trips. We also know that the behaviour of a very small number of children sometimes has an impact on other children. We are committed to supporting all our pupils to enable them to feel and to be safe at St Andrew’s.
- Keeping parents informed about their child’s progress. We endeavour to work in partnership with all parents to enable all our children to make maximum progress. We do listen to our parents’ ideas and try our best to keep them informed about progress including how to help their child at home.
We always appreciate our parents’ comments on school life and we hope everyone sees the difference that is made as a result of our working together on projects and themes.