Parent/Carer Survey Results

5th May 2017

5th May 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Results of Parent/Carer Surveys

The results of our survey are attached to the bottom of this letter.  Our surveys are processed by a professional company and the results from our school are compared to the results from 262 other schools.  This means that your answers are benchmarked against 45,425 other parents across the country.

The reports break down your answers by percentage and then report them as an A, B, C or D Quartile in the column on the far right.  This column shows how well we do in each category compared to the other schools.  We are very pleased that the report shows that we are in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ quartile for all but question 19, for which we are in the ‘C’ quartile.

We are concerned about some of the low responses that we have had to question 19, ‘My child knows who to approach if they have a worry.’ (C) and we will be carrying out work in our PSHE lessons over this term to address this issue with the children.  In the meantime, we would like to clarify with all parents/carers that children can approach any adult in school about any worry that they have.  All adults in school are trained in safeguarding and pastoral care and all of us look out for any child who might be worried or upset during the school day.  We also have specially trained adults in school who can help children with all different types of problems.  Mrs Stuart and Mr Kidger are Designated Persons and highly trained in safeguarding, Lynne Cunningham, our Welfare Officer, is also a Designated Person and is a qualified Life Coach, Bereavement Counsellor and part of the Barnardo’s Young Carers Programme.  Mrs McDonald is our trained pastoral leader and also works in our Breakfast Club so that she can provide support to children as they come into school.  If your child has a worry or a problem, please speak to their teacher or to the Office staff and we will make sure that they can speak to a person who can help.      

Thank you so much for taking the time to complete the surveys that we send home to you.  Your feedback is extremely valuable. 

Yours sincerely,

Julie Stuart, Headteacher