Parent Survey November 2021

Results of Parent Stakeholder Review - November 2021

The parent survey is completed to gain a better understanding of how our families view our school. It helps us to identify our strengths as well as our next steps. Below is the evaluation summary response from the parent survey that was completed in November 2021.

Overall, the feedback from parents is positive. The vast majority of parents feel that their child is well looked after and 100% of parents feel that their child is safe at school. We are incredibly happy with this, especially as some children have had difficult experiences during Covid-19. This tells us that we have put the right procedures and appropriate support in place to help children at school.

   

Strongly

Agree + Agree

Strongly

Agree

Agree 

Disagree

Strongly

Disagree

N/A

1

My child is happy and enjoys coming to school

98%

55%

43%

2%

   

2

My child feels safe at this school

100%

70%

30%

     

3

My child is well looked after at this school

98%

67%

31%

     

4

The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

96%

43%

53%

4%

   

5

This school deals effectively with bullying

70%

31%

39%

2%

2%

26%

6

My child is taught well at school

93%

56%

37%

7%

   

7

The school understands and responds to my child’s  needs

92%

47%

45%

8%

   

8

The school has high expectations for my child

94%

50%

44%

4%

   

9

My child is making good progress at school

92%

53%

40%

8%

   

10

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

15 parents said their child had SEND. Of those 15:

74%

   

73%

27%

47%

27%

   

11

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

93%

40%

53%

5%

2%

 

12

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

87%

47%

40%

6%

 

8%

13

The school supports my child’s wider personal development 

87%

42%

45%

8%

 

6%

14

The school communicates with me effectively about my child’s progress through parents’ evenings, reports and personal contact

91%

42%

49%

7%

2%

 

15

The school communicates with me effectively about school events and activities through newsletters, general letters and  Parentmail

98%

56%

43%

2%

   

16

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

77%

32%

45%

2%

4%

17%

17

The school is welcoming and there are opportunities to get involved

89%

42%

47%

5%

2%

4%

18

I think the school is well led and managed

87%

37%

50%

10%

2%

2%

19

St James is an improving school

78%

30%

48%

11%

2%

9%

20 

My child is encouraged to positively contribute to the wider community

94%

31%

63%

6%

   

21

As a church school, St James promotes an ethos of respect, care, tolerance and forgiveness

100%

53%

47%

     

22 

The whole staff team are approachable when I have concerns about my child and I feel welcome when I come into school

92%

60%

32%

6%

 

2%

23

The school actively involves children through their Pupil Leadership roles

87%

50%

37%

4%

 

10%

24

School trips and residential visits are worthwhile experiences 

78%

42%

36%

2%

 

20%

25 

I would recommend St James to another family

94%

60%

34%

4%

2%

 

26

The school has dealt with COVID-19 appropriately 

92%

45%

47%

4%

4%

 

27

The school has shared information about COVID-19 quickly ensuring parents are informed about any changes.

98%

55%

43%

2%

   

Suggestions as possible next steps:

  • Homework – some parents commented on the homework set, feeling that there is too much homework. Following on from this, we have sent out a parent survey looking for further feedback and parent views on homework, including suggestions on the sort of homework that parents feel is achievable at weekends.
  • Wider curriculum subjects:
    • MFL – some parents asked about the teaching of MFL and if any after school clubs may be available. We are currently reviewing the languages curriculum in school. Again, parents have been asked to share which language they feel would be most beneficial for children to learn at school. We will discuss results and look into our MFL offer in the Spring term.
    • Music and Computing – some parents feel that children are not learning enough music/computing. As we have a 2 year rolling programme, some wider curriculum subjects are taught at different points over the year. Class teachers will be teaching some music in Spring term and ICT will be taught formally in Summer term.
    • The wider curriculum that we offer is a focus for school this year. We are looking at how we can improve our teaching of wider curriculum subjects and your feedback has been helpful with this.

I would like to thank all the parents who completed the survey, we constantly look at how we can provide an even better offer to our children and your constructive feedback is always valuable.

Miss Minor

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Crigglestone St JamesCE Primary Academy

St James Way,
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Wakefield,
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Miss B Minor | Headteacher

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