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Crigglestone St James
CE Primary Academy

Results of Parent Stakeholder Review - July 2018

This study is undertaken annually as part of the whole school Stakeholder Evaluation. This work is led by senior leaders and a delegated governor. Below is the evaluation summary response letter by Mr Denton and the Parent View results. These results feed directly into the full Academy Development Plan for 2018/2019.

Dear Parents

Please find below the summary from this year’s Parent View work – this has clearly been supplemented by the vast additional evidence we took from the recent Ofsted visit. As usual the percentages have been summarised and we feel represent a positive picture with no major areas for concern. The highest figure related to homework and this was just 5%. It largely related to either a feel of their being too much homework not enough, which is impossible to fully agreement on from everyone. Every family has their own perspective on this. One thing that did arise from this was that families felt that no formal homework (to be completed in books and handed in) should be undertaken during school holidays. We feel this is a sensible request for families to have time together during holidays and instead will just ask for reading and the usual spelling and multiplication revision to be undertaken during this time without additional activities. The key to this kind of survey is looking for trends and patterns and essentially most suggestions/ideas were individual. At the end of the summary is a collection of some of the remaining points, suggestions and possible next steps. This evaluation was compiled by Mrs Hambleton alongside a governor representative.

Percentage of children represented: 106 (represents 34%)Percentage of families involved: 82

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

1.

My child enjoys school.

78%

19%

2%

1%

2.

The school keeps my child safe.

78%

22%

0%

0%

3.

The school informs me about my child’s progress.

61%

39%

0%

0%

4.

My child is making good progress at this school.

68%

31%

1%

0%

5.

My child is taught well at this school.

76%

24%

0%

0%

6.

The school helps me to support my child’s learning.

60%

37%

3%

0%

7.

General information and communication is effective.

67%

32%

1%

0%

8.

The school provides a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

87%

11%

2%

0%

9.

The school makes sure that my child is well prepared for the future.

74%

25%

1%

0%

10.

The school meets my own child’s particular needs.

68%

32%

0%

0%

11.

The school rewards the children for their personal achievements.

77%

22%

1%

0%

12.

The school ensures pupils are well behaved.

69%

29%

2%

0%

13.

The school deals effectively with bullying.

77%

20%

3%

0%

14.

The school responds appropriately to my suggestions and concerns.

62%

38%

0%

0%

15.

Staff are friendly and supportive.

78%

22%

0%

0%

16.

The school sets appropriate homework.

63%

32%

5%

0%

17.

The school is well led and managed.

60%

40%

0%

0%

18.

School encourages my child to be active and healthy.

74%

26%

0%

0%

19.

School is inclusive and ensures equality for all.

67%

33%

0%

0%

20.

I would recommend the school to another parent.

81%

19%

0%

0%

Summary of Key Comments

  • The majority of feedback strongly agreed or agreed with the statements which mirrors our recent Ofsted inspection.
  • Our Safeguarding procedures were positively scored; all parents who took part in the questionnaire felt the school kept their child safe.
  • 100% of parental feedback agreed that as a school we encourage and promote children to be active and healthy. This supports the school’s work towards the national campaign ‘Change4Life’ to promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Response to our extra- curricular opportunities has been positive, 98% agreed believed there was a wide range of activities on offer. Excellent feedback on the expanded provision to cover sport, ICT, Art, Cookery and Crafts.

IMPACT

Possible Suggestions for Action in 2018/2019

  • From discussions at parent forum greater consistency of how the spelling card system was addressed in different classes.

We will be meeting on the September INSET day to discuss this and look at consistency.

  • Feedback indicated that there was a lack of extra- curricular provision for art for Year 5/6 pupils.

We will attempt to address this in our offer for next year in the September. We have noted this and the wish for other wider non-sporting clubs.

  • Parental feedback requested a response to how children were progressing in swimming lessons.

From next academic year swimming will feature on the termly reports to parents to ensure parents are aware of the progress being made

  • The general parental consensus indicated a preference to homework being given out in term time only, Therefore, as previously outlined, from next academic year children will not receive homework during holidays, with a focus on spending quality time with family and friends.
  • In response to parents receiving feedback from reading, the school is looking into investing in an online ‘BookBlog’ that will allow parents to communicate regularly with teachers about their child’s reading. This online system will allow children to blog about their reading experiences, conduct votes and complete challenges about the books they are reading. More information will come in the new academic year.

This was a very positive evaluation and links with other feedback from forum and through Ofsted Parent View. We will look to implement these changes as soon as possible in September. With many thanks to all those who have taken part.

Mr Denton