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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 2016 questionnaire (distributed in March 2016).

Total responses: 100

 

1

My child enjoys their time at school.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

 

 
55%
45%
0%
0%

2

The school keeps my child safe.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

 

 
71%
28%
1%
0%

3

The school informs me regularly about my child’s progress.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

 

 
47%
53%
0%
0%

4

I am happy with the progress made by my child at this school.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

 

 
57%
42%
1%
0%

5

The teaching is good at this school.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

 

 
 66%
34%
0%
0%

6

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

 

 
49%
50%
1%
0%

7

The school helps my child to have a healthy lifestyle.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

 

 
48%
52%
0%
0%

8

The school meets my child’s particular needs.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

 

 
52%
48%
0%
0%

9

The school deals effectively with unacceptable behaviour.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

 

 
44%
52%
4%
0%

10

The school takes account of my suggestions and concerns.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

 

 
43%
56%
1%
0%

11

The school is well led and managed effectively.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

 

 
54%
46%
0%
0%

12

Overall, I am happy with my child’s experience at this school.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

 

 
62%
37%
1%
0%

 

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

The school keeps my child safe:

  • Installation of an intercom system at the pedestrian gate.
  • Electronic signing-in system for staff and visitors.

I am happy with the progress made by my child:

  • Teachers keep a constant check on the progress of pupils. Where there is a concern that a child’s progress does not match what they are capable of, parents are made aware and where possible, given advice on how they can support. Children do make progress at different rates and at different times in their lives. As a school, we celebrate all achievement gained through effort.

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

  • Termly parents’ evenings.
  • Introduction of Class Dojo to every class.
  • Open door policy: please speak to staff whenever you need to.

The school deals effectively with unacceptable behaviour:

  • Well-established and well-understood Behaviour Policy. Children and staff are well aware of the rewards and sanctions systems in place.
  • The school believes in ‘public praise’ and ‘private failure’. It will never be obvious to other children or parents where sanctions have been applied. Our ultimate aim when dealing with unacceptable behaviour is that, over time, it is corrected. This does not happen where individuals are publicly humiliated for their actions.

The school takes account of my suggestions and concerns:

  • Annual parental questionnaire distributed and results thoroughly analysed. This is used to inform the School Improvement Plan.
  • Parents are always welcome to relay their suggestions and concerns as they arise. Nothing is ignored.

 

 

Written comments not addressed above:

‘Would like to see books swapped more, so I know the books the pupil is getting target in a way to improve.’ All classes have a system for swapping books daily and books are colour coded so that every child should be accessing reading material that helps their reading skills improve. Please see the classteacher immediately if there is an issue.

 

‘There has been a lot of upheaval with teacher sickness.’  We aim to manage this situation in a way that causes the minimum disruption. Where possible, staff who already know the children and school routines will provide cover. If the situation becomes long-term we have always sought the best quality cover. We are lucky in being a large school where teachers in the same year group work together – should a teacher be absent, there are always other teachers working from the same planning that can support.