Parent’s Questionnaire

March 2017 Parent’s Questionnaire

Thank you for filling in our questionnaire. Please see the results below.

Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeDon't know
I feel welcome when I come into school117231
My child is happy and enjoy school112263
School encourages parents to take an active part in school life1093011
Staff expect my child to do his/her best11922
School encourages my child to be punctual and have good school attendance124161
Staff expect my child to work hard12120
I am happy with the overall communication from school to home10324122
I would recommend the school to another parent1072653

Please read some of the lovely comments we received in answer to what you like most about Roseberry:

“The wonderful, warm welcome at the start of school and genuine love of the children.”

“I love how friendly and open the school has become. It’s always a pleasure to be here.”

“School being open from 8.30am and finishing at 3.00pm as this helps with my child’s routine.”

“The friendly environment. Children are encouraged to learn further with homework including creative homework. On the whole my child enjoys coming and has settled into this school.   Breakfast club. My child is praised and has gained awards such as Star of the Week, Reader of the Week and Pride of Roseberry.”

“I am happy with the fact that this school has brought my daughter out of her shell and given her more confidence. I have seen her come on leaps and bounds since moving to this school.”

“It is very individualised teaching and every member of staff takes the time to understand, as much as they can, every child and their needs.”

“My child is happy and developing thanks to the time and effort given by staff.”

“I like the family time as it gives me the opportunity to interact with my child at school. I like the praise and rewards the children get eg end of term treats – this is great as it makes the children want to work harder.”

“The amount parents are encouraged to be a part of the school activities.”

“I like how friendly how it’s friendly and approachable.   I also like all the family events.”

“The large outdoor play area. The after school clubs offered to children. The polite staff.”

If you have disagreed or strongly disagreed with something please will you use the space below to explain why in order that we can try and improve in this area.

Responses receivedWhat you saidOur response/what we will do
8Most of the responses concerned communication including incorrect dates on letters, short notice, information about head lice and injuries and non-receipt of letters or texts.The vast majority of events are notified initially by the weekly newsletters. Short notice events are likely to be those concerned with sport as we are reliant on information from others. Similarly these letters may have the incorrect date because they have been prepared in advance.

Head lice is prevalent in school – we do not send letters out regularly as we have found these not to be effective. Instead we ask that parents check children’s heads regularly (at least weekly) and treat following the recommendations given out on newsletters. When we are aware of a particular problem parents are contacted individually and asked to treat the problem.

We endeavour to ensure that all children receive letters and that updates are sent out via text. Please ensure that you check your child’s bag and that you keep school up to date with changes of telephone number. We will, however, send out a letter at the beginning of the academic year to ask if there have been any changes to the information we hold on your child including telephone numbers, addresses, allergies, medical conditions etc.

 

We have tried to make some of our family time more focused on specific issues – reading and e-safety. Please tell us if you feel this has been helpful and how we can continue to develop this area.

Responses received What you saidOur response/what we will do
56Most of the responses felt that the more specific family time was helpful. Parents like having the opportunity to work on something specific with their children and found it helpful to know what we were teaching.

A few responses indicated disappointment re being able to attend due to work commitments and one suggestion was to have a wider session incorporating all children in order to minimise time off work.
We are really pleased that parents found the e-safety session of particular help. It is an issue that we are all constantly learning about and it is difficult to stay ahead so we will continue to develop this area and offer support and advice when we feel able to.


We appreciate it is difficult for working parents which is why when we have key events like assemblies and Pride of Roseberry we try to have start of the day activities.
Unfortunately we have found that as “Family Time” has become more popular we have had to divide sessions in order to be able to accommodate more people. We do, however, try to offer other events like our school fayres after school and one of our most recent clubs enables parents to “box” with their child!

 

Please tell us what else you think we could improve on at Roseberry

Responses received What you saidOur response/what we will do
32Most of the responses felt that the more specific family time was helpful. Parents like having the opportunity to work on something specific with their children and found it helpful to know what we were teaching.

A few responses indicated disappointment re being able to attend due to work commitments and one suggestion was to have a wider session incorporating all children in order to minimise time off work.
We are really pleased that parents found the e-safety session of particular help. It is an issue that we are all constantly learning about and it is difficult to stay ahead so we will continue to develop this area and offer support and advice when we feel able to.


We appreciate it is difficult for working parents which is why when we have key events like assemblies and Pride of Roseberry we try to have start of the day activities.
Unfortunately we have found that as “Family Time” has become more popular we have had to divide sessions in order to be able to accommodate more people. We do, however, try to offer other events like our school fayres after school and one of our most recent clubs enables parents to “box” with their child!
12 of the comments referred to parents having no issues with one parent commenting that they were happy seeing the improvements that are on-going.
We hope to continue to support your child and your needs and thank you for appreciating our efforts.
4 comments were about communication, accuracy and dates.
Communication is always top of our agenda as we know how important it is to be well informed.

3 comments were about waiting areas including cycles and scooters.
The Key Stage 2 waiting area has now been separated with a designated area for cycles and scooters and a seated area for parents. We regularly review provision in order to continually improve our premises.
Children and parents are asked to dismount from their cycles/scooters when entering the school premises. We recognise that this does not happen but children are reminded about doing so regularly.

1 comment was about the side gates being unlocked.
We have looked at many options with regards the gates and as a consequence have made many improvements via additional fences and gates. Access is needed for parents, staff and children throughout the day. We feel that having secure entry systems and staff on duty at all play sessions ensures the safety of the children.
4 comments were about unstructured times including lunch supervision and (2) specifically mentioned bullying
Play equipment is regularly updated for children.
Lunchtime staff are unable to monitor what every child eats at lunchtime but if you have a specific concern please let us know so that arrangements can be made to do so.
Parents are notified of bumps to the head and where there are other specific concerns leading to a full accident form being completed by staff.
Our anti-bullying policy was recently re-written in conjunction with children, parents and staff and is available in child friendly versions around school so that children are well informed about what bullying is and where they can seek help.
4 comments were about home/school conversations
Play equipment is regularly updated for children.
Lunchtime staff are unable to monitor what every child eats at lunchtime but if you have a specific concern please let us know so that arrangements can be made to do so.
Parents are notified of bumps to the head and where there are other specific concerns leading to a full accident form being completed by staff.
Our anti-bullying policy was recently re-written in conjunction with children, parents and staff and is available in child friendly versions around school so that children are well informed about what bullying is and where they can seek help.
4 comments were about home/school conversations
Children are given set homework on given days. Homework should be in homework books which should be in book bags. Unfortunately staff do not have time to check that children take everything home that they are expected to. If you have specific concerns about lack of homework or reading books please make contact with your child’s class teacher.
Conversation books were requested by one parent in order to support with knowing what their child has done all day. Once again this is not possible; where there are specific concerns re behaviour, work, eating etc then arrangements can be made to put in place a system to support your child.
3 further comments were about after school activities and family timeAfter school clubs change each half term. This year new clubs have started due to a questionnaire given to children asking what they would like.
We will continue to try to balance our family times with information sessions and craft activities as we know that you enjoy spending time making things with your children as well as learning together.

If you would like the chance to give your view on Roseberry, even if you have already completed one of our questionnaires, please visit the Parent View site. This can be accessed via the link, below.

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

In addition, if you would like any support in addressing your views, please contact our Parent Support Advisor. Information about this service can be found in the ‘Parent’ menu under PSA.