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St Begh's Catholic Junior School

Questionnaire Results

Parents' Questionnaire

As part of our cycle of critical self-assessment throughout the year, we ask parents and carers to submit their views on the School through an annual parent questionnaire. Below are the findings of the 2017 questionnaire (distributed in March 2017).

Total responses: 101

 

 

 

Strongly

Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly

Disagree

1.

My child enjoys their time at school.

62%

37%

1%

 

2.

The school keeps my child safe.

67%

32%

1%

 

3.

The school informs me regularly about my child’s progress.

49%

48%

3%

 

4.

I am happy with the progress made by my child at this school.

58%

40%

2%

 

5.

The teaching is good at this school.

58%

42%

 

 

6.

The school helps me to support my child’s learning by giving advice and communicating with me when needed.

49%

48%

3%

 

7.

The school helps my child to have a healthy lifestyle.

50%

47%

3%

 

8.

The school meets my child’s particular needs.

53%

46%

1%

 

9.

The school deals effectively with unacceptable behaviour.

47%

51%

 

1%

10.

The school takes account of my suggestions and concerns.

48%

52%

1%

 

11.

The school is well led and managed effectively.

46%

54%

 

 

12.

Overall, I am happy with my child’s experience at this school.

60%

39%

1%

 

What has the School done or plan to do this year in response to the questionnaire?

The school keeps my child safe:

  • Further enhancements to the pedestrian gate.
  • Staff wear hi-vis vests when on duty so that they are easily visible to pupils who need them.

The school helps my child have a healthy lifestyle:

  • The school is fully involved in local sports competitions.
  • Pupils have signed up to the 100 Mile Challenge.
  • The Phunky Foods programme is supporting the school to further enhance uptake of school meals.
  • Sales of fruit at breaktime remain high.

Written comments not addressed above:

‘More advanced notification of upcoming events.’  We try to give good notice on the school newsletter with reminders sent by text, through Facebook and/or Class Dojo.

‘Pushing talented children.’ This is an area of focus for the school. We were delighted with our 2017 SATs results which demonstrated that our more able pupils were achieving well in comparison with national results. We have made sure that our wider curriculum is broad and balanced allowing all pupils opportunities to shine.

‘Sometimes my child comes home saying there wasn’t enough food left for her at dinner so she comes in hungry.’ Kitchen staff go out of their way to make alternative offers of food if a child dislikes what’s on offer. We sometimes have an issue of favourite choices running out, even though children pre-order. The kitchen staff think that some children change their mind when they reach the hatch (we give out coloured bands, but these sometimes get ‘lost’). We have increased the extras that are made slightly to try to minimise this as much as possible without adding to waste.