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Parental Questionnaire outcomes

Our questionnaire for parents and carers 2016 has been sent home as of 17/05/2016. Please click here to read more and download the questionnaire

WYKEN CROFT PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

PARENTS AND CARERS’ VIEWS OF THE SCHOOL 2015     

RESULTS - WHOLE SCHOOL

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Total

1

My child is happy at school.

159

70

2

0

231

2

My child feels safe at school.

163

68

0

0

231

3

 

My child is making good progress.

143

81

2

1

227

4

 

Wyken Croft meets my child’s particular needs.

141

87

2

0

230

5

 

Wyken Croft ensures my child is well looked after.

163

68

0

0

231

6

 

My child is taught well.

156

75

0

0

231

7

My child receives appropriate homework for their age.

124

89

12

2

227

8

Wyken Croft makes sure pupils are well behaved.

146

80

5

0

231

9

Wyken Croft deals with any cases of bullying effectively.

108

89

7

0

204

10

Wyken Croft promotes good values and attitudes.

156

74

1

0

231

11

Wyken Croft is well led and managed.

155

73

2

0

230

12

Wyken Croft helps me to support my child’s learning.

134

87

8

0

229

13

Wyken Croft responds well to my concerns.

130

85

4

1

220

14

Wyken Croft keeps me well informed.

122

94

11

1

228

15

I would recommend Wyken Croft to another parent.

YES

227

NO

2

MAYBE

1

 

 

231 PARENT’S COMPLETED A QUESTIONNAIRE. 

NOT ALL PARENT’S ANSWERED ALL QUESTIONS.

16. If you want to explain any of your answers, or if there is anything else you want us to know, please tell us here.

The vast majority of parents and carers didn’t comment on this question. Where comments were made, they centred around 3 areas;

  1. Homework.

A few parents and carers questioned whether there was always enough homework. Some felt they would like additional information about how they could support their child at home so that the same teaching techniques are used as at school.

We have been working on a Homework Policy for the Federation which sets out the weekly expectations for all children. We have been careful to limit the amount of work set depending upon age so as to strike a balance between homework and free time.

We will review the information sent out to you to support your child’s learning and also see if there is a need for more parents’ meetings to explain teaching techniques further.

  1. Letters and information.

The length of time between a letter being sent home and activities taking place at school was seen as not always being long enough time. Some children had either missed dress down days or hadn’t had a costume for World Book Day due to late notification.

We always try to give as much notice as possible. Future events are listed on the School’s Website. By using the new app it is our intention to send information to parents and carers earlier than by traditional letters .

  1. Phoenix Club.

Questions were asked around opening the gates by Phoenix Nursery to save the longer walk round the paths and also having the paths lit.

We take the safety and security of the children very seriously. Opening the gates by the Phoenix Nursery has the potential for a child to leave the premises and compromise their safety. Currently we are exploring possible plans to install lights on the pathways.

17. Does Wyken Croft give your child (children) any additional support they may need?

Parents and carers who commented on this question were very appreciative of the support and improvements they had seen over time in their child’s attainment. The wealth of different interventions was also commented on positively.

18. What are your views so far on the new building? What do your children tell you?

All responses were extremely positive about the layout and design of the new school and how easy it is to navigate. ”The new building is a vast improvement on the previous building. It’s clearly been well thought through.”

“We love it and my daughter loves it too. It was a long time coming but well worth the wait.”

Many parents also commented on the “Fantastic Facilities.” The retractable seating in the hall was seen as a great acquisition. The view parents now have for performances and Achievement Assemblies is wonderful.

A number of points for consideration were raised, firstly, about the parking. Parents wished that an area could be made available for them to park.

The amount of money provided for the building, only covered the building costs themselves. No money was made available for any additional provision. We have tried to address some of the issues over parking through the School Travel Plan, however, all parents need to buy into this in order to gradually improve the situation.

The second point raised was access to the school. Parents and carers have found the lack of a new entrance to the school and having to walk through the school frustrating.

Obviously, we have tried to minimise the disruption, both to parents and children. Wates are due to complete all of their work by the end of the Easter holidays, so new entrances will be available from 20th April and these will be brought to the attention of parents and carers.

19. What are your views on the mid-year report you have just received? Do you like it? Is it helpful?

This question drew the most responses. Parents and carers thought the mid-year reports were, “Very informative and helpful.” It was also stated, “I like how the report gives us targets so we can help our child at home further.”

The amount of effort that each of the members of staff put into writing the reports has really been rewarded within these comments.

We feel it has been a real step forward in ensuring all parents and carers are as informed as possible with their child’s development. We are glad that you have recognised this as well.