Parent Questionnaires

FEEDBACK FROM THE PARENT/CARER QUESTIONNAIRE

 March 2015

 A big thank you to everyone who completed the questionnaire. Your support is appreciated to ensure we continue to provide the very best learning experiences for all of our children.

 74/195 parents completed the questionnaire (38%)

ABOUT MY CHILD

 

Agree

Unsure

Disagree

 

Any

Comments

 

Enjoys being at school.

97%

3%

 

 

 

Finds school work interesting and enjoyable.

99%

1%

 

 

 

Is encouraged to work to the best of their ability.

88%

12%

 

 

 

Gets the help they need with work.

92%

7%

1%

 

 

Feels safe in school.

95%

4%

1%

 

 

Is supported in school.

95%

5%

 

 

 

Has formed several friendships.

96%

4%

 

 

 

Enjoys having school dinners.

85%

12%

3%

 

 

PARENTS AND CARERS

 

 

Agree

Unsure

Disagree

 

Any

Comments

 

As parents/carers you are made to feel welcome in school.

100%

 

 

 

 

You, as parents/carers are well informed about the termly topics.

97%

3%

 

 

 

You as parents/carers are well informed about what else is going on in school.

91%

9%

 

 

 

You, as parents/carers are given opportunities to find out how to support your child’s learning at home.

93%

4%

3%

 

 

As parents/carers, you understand the role of the school Governors.

64%

30%

6%

 

 

You have been onto the school website.

91%

5%

4%

 

 

As parents/carers, you find the website useful and informative.

88%

9%

3%

 

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

 

Agree

Unsure

Disagree

 

Any

Comments

 

Behaviour is good at our school.

96%

4%

 

 

 

Teaching at the school is good.

100%

 

 

 

 

My child makes good progress at school.

93%

7%

 

 

 

The school provides a safe and secure environment for your child.

99%

 

1%

 

 

The school environment is interesting and stimulating for children.

99%

1%

 

 

 

The school provides plenty of

opportunities for sport and exercise.

93%

7%

 

 

 

The school is kept clean and in a good state of repair.

100%

 

 

 

 

I would recommend Perryfields Infant School to another family.

100%

 

 

 

The majority of parents thought that our current School Core Values that we instill in the children were effective. Below are some other suggestions for us to use:

  • Creativity/imagination
  • Empathy
  • Teamwork
  • Self-respect
  • Independence
  • Politeness/manners
  • Confidence/self confidence
  • Happiness

What you felt the school is doing well to promote and support the education and well-being of the children:  

  • Considers the whole family and takes care to listen when things maybe arise at home.
  • Continuous investment and happy staff.
  • Availability to be able to talk to office/teaching staff is very good.
  • I enjoy knowing the term topics, what they learn in school that term.
  • The emails are very helpful and keep me up to date with most things.
  • Parent workshops were excellent and homework.
  • After school clubs on Thursdays are great offering children a chance to try something new.
  • Seem to be some good new ideas coming from the new Senior Leadership Team.
  • The school makes the learning interesting and fun.
  • The cross-curricular approach is good.
  • Always doing so many imaginative and inspiring activities for the children to enjoy e.g. story writing ideas, visits from authors, special days, teddy bears picnics, science dome visit, theatre trips etc. Brilliant, making learning fun.
  • We couldn’t be happier with the secure, friendly environment that Perryfields Infants provides.
  • We are lucky and grateful to have such a strong teaching staff.
  • Good understanding of children’s levels of ability when it comes to homework.
  • I believe leadership is strong.
  • Being part of Perryfields Infants, being part of a group of children that are caring thoughtful of others.
  • The additional support provided e.g. speech therapy.
  • The ethos and environment is welcoming and inspiring.
  • The enthusiasm from the teachers is reflected in the children.
  • Reward systems (such as head teacher’s award) promotes pride and good behaviour.
  • It is lovely to see the Head in the playground, everyone is so approachable.
  • Opportunities for parents to come into school and be a part of child’s school life are great.
  • Always offers reassurance if any worries arise – very understanding.
  • Seeing each child as an individual and encouraging their strengths.
  • The curriculum always seems exciting and cross-curricular with both children fully enjoying it. I feel my children have learnt to their best capability and could not have learnt more elsewhere.
  • Communication about topics and what’s going on is excellent.

 What you felt the school could do to further develop its partnership with parents and carers:

  • Coffee mornings with subject leaders.
  • Dates for key events to be given earlier in the year (please see the Perryfields Post and in September future dates will be placed early onto the new website).
  • Grandparents day.
  • A few more opportunities for parents to see children in classroom/lesson environment.
  • Use of internet or email to keep working parents more informed.
  • Regular newsletters.
  • How outside clubs are run and organised.
  • Set the reading levels – don’t really like the free choice (we currently have reading colour phases to match children’s reading abilities. Please see our website for further information)
  • More sharing of children’s progress and targets.
  • Some problems at play time, engage children in more activities.
  • Have an email box for questions if unable to speak directly with teacher or Head.

As a school we have listened to the parents/carers and from this feedback we have already made some changes and plan to make additional changes for the benefit of our children.

School Dinners

We now involve the children more in ‘rating their lunch’ and feedback their views to the kitchen with regards to making changes to the menu. The staff are very receptive to the children’s views. Some children choose not to have dinners due to allergies and some parents suggested that their children were just ‘fussy eaters’.

Being safe in school

The few comments about children feeling safe in school and the behavior relate to lunch times, accidents and disagreements with friends. We will be developing the Midday Assistants role and providing them with playground and games training. We will also provide additional resources for the children to play with. With more children being engaged in their play the less accidents or behaviour issues should occur. At the moment the school council has already decided to disallow football. As the weather improves football can be used safely on the school field. This is predominantly where issues can arise. As a school we will develop the role of play leaders in Year 2 and hope these children will engage and support the younger children during lunchtimes. Through the School Council we will write some new lunchtime rules. If the children have ownership of these rules then they are more likely to follow them.

Website/Email enquiries

We are currently in the process of getting a new website which we are very excited about. This will be much easier to navigate and more informative. The front page will have the school calendar with up to date information about current and future events. Please note there is already a contact form on the current website where parents can make enquiries to the school, class teacher or headteacher if they are unable to speak directly with us.

Role of Governors

The role of governors and information about who they are is already on our current website under the ‘Governor Matters’ tab. We aim to send out the role of Governors as a leaflet to all parents. We will also be putting Governor photographs up in the school entrance. Governors will also be making contributions on the Perryfields Post.

Friendships

Here at Perryfields Infant School the children have formed several friendships but we always strive for 100%. In addition to our current friendship stop sign we will be purchasing a friendship bench which will be closely monitored by the Play Leaders and Midday Assistants. Children who find themselves lonely at play times can always find a listening adult who can help them to find a friend. In school we have regular friendship/PSHE lessons and assemblies and classroom good friend boards.

As a school we continuously strive to develop our parent partnerships. We will continue to hold parent workshops but aim to hold more coffee mornings where parents can informally meet staff throughout the year. Events where parents can attend school and spend time with their children will continue. The allocation of places for after school clubs has recently changed. Parents are now emailed the club information at the same time in an evening. This helps to ensure all children have equal access to clubs provided by external providers. Please remember that all staff are always available to speak to at the end of the day.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Amanda Reid

Headteacher