FAMILY QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS SUMMER 2019 HNTPS

 

 

Thank you to everyone who completed the Family Questionnaire in the summer term.  I am pleased to let you know the results which have been collated and any areas actioned.

 

Questions 1 – 11 are OFSTED style questions and follow a set format.

 

 

Q1. My child is happy at this school

 

Answer choices Responses  
Strongly agree 72.73% 16
Agree 18.18% 4
Neither agree or disagree 9.09% 2
Disagree 0 0
Strongly disagree 0 0
Total responses 22    

 

The school is pleased to see that the majority of people believe their child/ren are happy at this school.

 

 

Q2. My child feels safe at this school

 

Answer choices Responses  
Strongly agree 72.73% 16
Agree 27.27% 4
Neither agree or disagree 4.55% 2
Disagree 0 0
Strongly disagree 0 0
Total responses 22    

 

The school is pleased to learn that the majority of people believe their child/ren feel safe at this school.

 

 

Q3. My child is well looked after at this school

 

Answer choices Responses  
Strongly agree 72.73% 16
Agree 22.73% 5
Neither agree or disagree 4.55% 1
Disagree 0 0
Strongly disagree 0 0
Total responses 22    

 

We are pleased to note that the majority of people believed that their child/dren are well looked after at this school.

 

 

Q4. My child is taught well at this school

 

Answer choices Responses  
Strongly agree 59.09% 13
Agree 31.82% 7
Neither agree or disagree 9.09% 2
Disagree 0 0
Strongly disagree 0 0
Total responses 22    

 

Respondent’s comment: My only concern is the bias towards Christianity in the RE Lessons.

 

The school is pleased that the majority of people think their child/ren are taught well at this school.

 

Response to comment: the school has to follow the agreed RE syllabus which is broadly Christian in content.  We cannot change the content of what we are required to teach. Other religions are covered as detailed in the school’s two year rolling programme available via our website.

 

 

Q5. My child receives appropriate homework for their age

 

Answer choices Responses  
Strongly agree 33.33% 7
Agree 33.33% 7
Neither agree or disagree 28.57% 6
Disagree 4.76% 1
Strongly disagree 0 0
Total responses 21    

 

The school recognises that the level of homework provided at primary school is a very divisive issue.  We provide homework as we believe it is useful for parents/carers to support their children with their learning and regularly review the amount and frequency of what is provided.

 

 

 

 

Q6. The school ensures the pupils are well behaved

 

Answer choices Responses  
Strongly agree 50% 11
Agree 45.45% 10
Neither agree or disagree 4.55 1
Disagree 0 0
Strongly disagree 0 0
Total responses 21    

 

The school is pleased that the majority of people believe that the pupils are well behaved.  Behaviour (including behaviour for learning) is a priority for the school and one which is regularly discussed with the children.

 

 

Q7. The school deals effectively with bullying

 

Answer choices Responses  
Strongly agree 31.82% 7
Agree 40.91% 9
Neither agree or disagree 22.73% 5
Disagree 4.55% 1
Strongly disagree 0 0
Total responses 22    

 

We are pleased that the majority of people believe that we deal with bullying effectively.  We would always encourage parents and carers to raise any concerns they have directly with the child’s teacher.

 

 

Q8. This school is well led and managed

 

Answer choices Responses  
Strongly agree 68.18% 15
Agree 27.27% 6
Neither agree or disagree 0 0
Disagree 4.55% 1
Strongly disagree 0 0
Total responses 22    

 

The school is pleased that the majority of respondents believe the school is well led and managed and is proud of the good working relationship we have with parents and the Governing Body who oversee the strategic leadership of the school.

 

 

 

 

Q9. The school responds well to any concern I raise

 

Answer choices Responses  
Strongly agree 54.55% 12
Agree 36.36% 8
Neither agree or disagree 4.55% 1
Disagree 4.55% 1
Strongly disagree 0 0
Total responses 21    

 

The school is pleased that the majority of respondents believe that the school responds well to any concern they raise.  Again, we would welcome contact from parents/carers with both positive feedback as well as any concerns which will be taken seriously.

 

 

Q10. I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress

 

Answer choices Responses  
Strongly agree 36.36% 8
Agree 45.45% 10
Neither agree or disagree 18.18% 4
Disagree 0 0
Strongly disagree 0 0
Total responses 21    

 

The school is pleased that the majority of respondents are happy with the level of information they receive about their child’s progress.  If parents/carers have any concerns about their child’s progress, the school is always willing to meet with parents/carers throughout the year to discuss individual children, in addition to parent/carer consultations and annual reports.

 

 

Q11. I would recommend this school to another parent

 

Answer choices Responses  
Strongly agree 68.18% 15
Agree 18.18% 4
Neither agree or disagree 9.09% 2
Disagree 4.55% 1
Strongly disagree 0 0
Total responses 21    

 

The school is pleased that the majority of respondents would recommend this school to another parent.

 

 

Questions 12 onwards are specific to the school

 

Q12. The school has been promoting positive mental health.  Are you aware of this?

 

Answer choices Responses  
Yes 68.18% 15
No 31.82% 7
Total responses 22    

 

 

Q13. Would you like more information on how we are promoting positive mental health in school?

 

Answer choices Responses  
Yes 72.73% 16
No 27.27% 6
Total responses 22    

 

 

In response to this question, more detailed information about our mental health approaches in school have been provided at the Autumn parent/carer consultations and is available via the office.

 

 

Q14. Would you like some parent/carer workshops next year?

 

Answer choices Responses  
Yes 68.18% 15
No 31.82% 7
Total responses 22    

 

 

Q15. Tick any workshops that you would like to attend or make suggestions if not included below:

 

Answer choices Responses  
Supporting your child with reading 42.11% 8
How we teach phonics 47.37% 9
How we teach maths in school 73.68% 14
Literacy workshop 42.11% 8
Mental health/wellbeing workshop 73.68% 14
Other 5.26% 1

 

In response to this we are running a reading and phonics workshop on Wednesday, 27th November at 6 pm and will organise more workshops during the rest of this academic year.

 

 

Q16. Are you aware of how to access help for your child if they have health problems?

 

Answer choices Responses  
Yes 62.64% 14
No 22.73% 5
Total responses 22    

 

The majority of respondents knew how to access help regarding their children’s health problems.  Regular information is provided in the school newsletter about the school nursing and health visitor services. This will continue.

 

 

Q17. This academic year we arranged a week long transition for children.  Do you think this has been positive for your child?

 

Answer choices Responses  
Yes 100% 22
No 0 0
Total responses 22    

 

The staff also agreed 100% that this has been positive and we will continue to offer a week long transition this year.

 

 

Q18. This year we have focused on developing a more positive approach to learning behaviour (with animals linked to each area).  Do you think this has had an impact on your children’s learning?

 

Answer choices Responses  
Yes this has had a positive impact 31.82% 7
Yes, this has had a slight impact 36.36% 8
No, it has had no impact 4.55% 1
I do not know about this approach 27.27% 6
Total responses 22    

 

We will continue to promote a positive approach to learning behaviours, focus on this in parent/carer consultations and continue to update parents/carers via the weekly newsletter.

 

Q19. Please discuss this last year, with your children.  Could you detail the positive aspects of the year from theirs and your perspective.  Do they, or you, have any suggestions for improvements this year?

 

A selection of comments are detailed below, but not when individual children and families would be identified:

 

  • Attending off site providers for PE.

 

  • Child has been supported and feels happy and has gained confidence. Learning has come on, ie reading and writing.

 

  • They have loved the amount of sport they have done this year. Possible lunchtime activities as a suggestion.

 

School response: the school is planning to run lunchtime clubs if we get the volunteers to run them.

 

  • My child has really enjoyed his first year at school .. he’s loved every day and we have never had a problem waving him off each day … I am so pleased with my child’s first year … he and I are both excited for his next year at HNTPS.

 

  • I cannot stress enough how impressed I have been by the teachers [my children] have had this year.

 

  • Playtimes on the school field more frequently.

School response: we would love to take the children to the field more frequently but have to ensure that we have the correct pupil:adult ratios.  Volunteers to help supervise the children would be much appreciated to enable this to happen more often.

  • They enjoy all the activities and after school clubs. They love stickers and rewards especially walking to school and the EasiMaths system.

 

  • We recently moved to the area and were welcomed by the school. I have been impressed with the nursery and transition to reception.

 

  • My son loves school and finds all the teachers great. It is very easy as a parent to speak to the school if I have any concerns.  This is a great school and many other schools can use this as an example of how a school should be run.

 

  • I am very happy and so are my children.

 

  • The children enjoyed a more competitive sports day. They also enjoyed a variety of sport offered this year. More of this if possible please. Our son loved the residential.

 

  • The children have thoroughly enjoyed the variety of sports/PE that has been made available to them, plus the school trips, outings and outdoor learning.

 

  • [name] loves playing sports. Bikeability would be great.

 

School response: this is offered to the children on a two yearly basis in Class 4 and has been booked for the Spring Term 2020.

 

  • I liked that when my daughter was struggling with friendships at break times they thought up a different and very positive solution.

 

 

 

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR TAKING THE TIME TO PARTICIPATE IN THE QUESTIONNAIRE