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Anonymous Parental Questionnaire Results from October 2016  Parent’s Evenings

​Main points:-

100% of children are happy, feel safe and are looked after well at this school.

100% of children are taught well and make good progress at this school.                  100% of parents would recommend this school to another parent.

Most parents, 93%, believe that their child receives appropriate homework for their age. Some parents felt they got too much, others not enough and some were unsure.

100% of parents, who gave an opinion, felt that the school ensures that pupils are well behaved.

100% of parents, who gave an opinion, agreed that they could access the newsletter on line.

97% of parents feel the school responds well to any concerns they raise.

97% of parents believe they receive valuable information from the school about their child’s progress.

95% of parents, who had an opinion, thought that the school deals effectively with bullying.

Statements

Strongly agree 

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

My child is happy at school

54

20

 

 

 

My child feels safe at this school

55

18

 

 

1

My child makes good progress at this school

46

28

 

 

 

My child is well looked after at this school

49

24

 

 

1

My child is taught well at this school

45

29

 

 

 

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

32

37

2

 

3

This school ensures the pupils are well behaved

43

29

 

 

2

This school deals effectively with bullying

30

22

2

1

19

This school responds well to any concerns I raise

40

31

2

 

1

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

40

31

2

 

1

I would recommend this school to another parent

47

27

 

 

 

I am able to access the newsletter on line

48

25

 

 

1

 

Please have a look at the very positive results of the parental questionnaires completed in October 2015. Thank you to all the parents who took the time to do this - over ninety of you!
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If you would like to complete the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire please use this link:

 

New parents

Parents who are considering sending their child to St. Mary's may contact the school office to make an appointment to visit our school with your child and have admission arrangements explained. 

 

Current parents

There is an opportunity each term for parents to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher.

  • Settling-in and Target Setting Evening (Autumn term) in main school hall by appointment
  • Progress/ Target Evening (Spring term) in main school hall by appointment and work available in classrooms to view. 
  • Progress/ Moving-on Target Evening (Summer term) by appointment to discuss child's annual report.

 

Children in Year 2 and Year 6 will receive the results of their Standards Attainment Tests (SATs) and Year 1 children will receive the results of their Phonics Screening Check at the end of the Summer term.

 

Parents of children with special educational needs will be invited to discuss your child’s progress with the inclusion manager and/or learning mentor and the class teacher on a more frequent basis.

 

The curriculum for each year group is detailed on the Class pages and if you would like to have more detail about individual subjects visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

 

Staff are always available to discuss concerns - please ask to make an after school appointment.  General messages can also be sent using the home-school reading/homework diary or via staff on the school entrances.

 

Miss Sims and Mrs Oxley are available to deal with important concerns of parents.

 

How can I volunteer?

The help we receive from parents and parishioners is invaluable and is much appreciated by staff. If you are interested in helping within school, and have the necessary free time, please speak to any member of the teaching staff.  Regular helpers in school are all checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB check) in line with child protection guidelines.

 

Parents can help in many different ways, including:

  • Sharing skills and interests e.g. talking about their job, bringing in artefacts
  • Listening to children read
  • Accompanying children on educational visits
  • Making costumes for productions and assemblies
  • Helping with the garden area
  • Maintaining key school areas such as the library, computer room or maths equipment

 

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