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Results of Questionnaire for Parents and Carers December 2015
 

Please read the following statements and tick the answer which best fits what you think about the school.

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

1

My child is happy at this school.

68

26

0

0

2

My child is safe at this school.

62

32

0

0

3

My child makes good progress at this school.

64

28

2

0

4

My child is well looked after at this school.

63

31

0

0

5

My child is taught well at this school.

62

32

0

0

6

My child receives appropriate homework for their age.

47

43

3

0

7

The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.

50

42

2

0

8

The school deals effectively with bullying.

43

42

1

0

9

The school is well led and managed.

56

35

2

0

10

The school responds well to any concerns I raise.

57

35

0

1

11

I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress.

53

40

1

0

12

I would recommend this school to another parent.

60

31

2

0

 

Whilst we were delighted that there were so many positive responses, we can see that we still have work to do. In particular:

1) Home Learning – 3 negative responses out of 94

Following analysis of the Parent Questionnaire we held in July, we have reviewed our Home Learning Policy and have made a number of changes to the way we structure our Home Learning which have improved our approach:  Most significantly, we have set up an optional half termly ‘Can you..?’ home learning challenge, with an opportunity for children to display their homework and receive feedback on it. Pupil responses to this are becoming increasingly creative and our last project on New Year yielded some particularly original work.
However, we note that the percentage of pupils who take up the ‘Can you…?’ home learning challenge is fairly low and will continue to look for new ways of encouraging children to take their learning home.
Please click here for the latest home learning challenge, as well as useful information and guides for parents.
Please note that Class Teachers now use our Class Pages to communicate information about Home Learning - click here.

2) Behaviour and Anti-bullying – 3 negative responses out of 94

Since the Parent Questionnaire we held in July, the school has signed up with Unicef to work towards being accredited as a ‘Rights Respecting School’ so that we can work on promoting a culture of tolerance and mutual respect for all pupils.
As a result of comments and suggestions from parents, we will be reviewing our lunch and playtime provision to ensure that our children are encouraged to play with each other happily and carefully.

3) Communication
We continue to look at ways of improving our means of communication with parents and carers.

Other comments / suggestions which are under consideration (please note that we have included all your comments / suggestions, except where mention was made of a specific child):

   
 

We asked if you could explain any of your answers, so that we know where we need to improve.

  • Not come across bullying, so can’t say whether or not school deals effectively with it.
  • Well run and organised school. Very pleased with both children’s progress. Thank you.
  • A little bit better communication between the school and parents. Also a little more notice with things.
  • My child is very happy at school and enjoys coming every day.
  • The only thing I would recommend is more homework to get my kids in the routine of having to do work.
  • Both our children are very happy here and have secured good friendships in their respective classes. We are more than happy with the schooling our children receive.
  • My child is struggling a bit, but is making progress.
  • My child receives reading and spelling homework, but nothing creative like writing or drawing pictures.
  • Very happy with how staff and after school carers responded and dealt with another pupil.
  • Very happy!
  • I haven’t much knowledge about management of bullying.
  • Having not been in any situation that involves bullying I cannot comment on how it is dealt with.
  • I feel that my child could make more progress than he does, but I accept the limitations of large classes of varied ability.
  • I have not needed to come to the school with questions very often, but when I have everyone has been very helpful and my child has fitted in very well and always has a good day.
  • Q9 You couldn’t possibly answer this question unless you worked in the school environment.
  • Getting better. Homework should be checked to make sure handed in. Possible to do more than spelling.
  • Extremely pleased with my child’s progress this year. I can only attribute this to good teaching from Miss Austin and good management from the senior management team. I have no doubts that this good progress will continue.
  • We luckily had no reasons to approach the school about bullying so don’t know the procedures etc. However I believe having met staff etc that they will deal with it appropriately.
  • Not our child but Grandchild so not filled in. I know our Grandchild loves school. She is learning and interacts about her school day. She especially likes her dinners!
  • Two ‘agree’ ticks here only given because of factors outside school control. We have recommended the school to several parents moving to the area during our time in Wyton.
   
 

We asked: Is there anything we have done this year that you think we should definitely do next year?

  • Sleepover
  • Duxford trip or similar
  • Show & Tell and WOW cards are really good for Reception
  • School trip to Duxford was enjoyed a lot!
  • Family events before the end of term
  • More after school clubs
  • School trips
  • School play
  • Sleepover – kids loved it
  • Duxford school trip was very well received
  • School trips have been great. Homework is good.
  • Home visits before the Reception children start school.
  • The ‘wow’ cards are a really good way of the children sharing what they have done at home with their teacher.
  • Sending websites home on the newsletters for parents to continue learning, using the same teaching method as the school. Quick and easy to find as there are loads to choose from on the internet.
  • Very open and welcoming Parent / Staff information evenings – extremely helpful explanations offered regarding New Curriculum, and booklets / guides to Wyton School’s implementation of those (e.g. Mathematics) Updates on how children are meeting new ‘levels’ is very useful.
   
 

We asked: Is there anything we didn’t do this year that you think we should do next year?

  • Possibly send out letters a little more in advance
  • Christmas party
  • More trips
  • Make sure that all the children go outside in their coats provided
  • Make me a cake – yum yum
  • Christmas parties
   
 

We asked: Is there anything else you think we should know?

  • At the start of the year and sometimes now, some of the bigger boys seem to be rather nasty to the smaller ones – according to my child anyway!
  • No, good job to all
  • Get a mic for the head so we can hear her!
  • The school website is absolutely super – comprehensive access to all school areas, relevant policies, homework resources. Our family enjoys consulting on a weekly basis to check for new photos or school challenges.
   

 
  To see the results from the questionnaire issued to parents and carers in July 2015, click here.
   
   
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