Parent Questionnaire Nov 2016
Parent views are extremely important to us at RFPS and we continue to seek these in order to improve.
Our Trust completed a survey of parents to gain their views which was shared with Trust, Local Governing Body and School Senior Leaders in order to help RFPS to improve.
Following the survey, Senior Leaders considered the comments and noted the following strengths and future actions in particular:
A few of the key strengths noted by parents during our parent questionnaires, November 2016…
- Great leadership, super teachers, fantastic communication and guidance for the children and parents. Everything is explained well and all concerns are quickly dealt with.
- Experienced, empathic staff, very ‘available & approachable’
- Clear direction is demonstrated by the Headteacher in moving the school forward.
- Senior Leaders are very enthusiastic and passionate about the children and guide with encouragement and positive confirmations.
- Teachers and leaders make a point of getting to know each child and their family individually and this gives the school a strong ‘family’ feel.
- Staff know the individual needs of children well and they are nurtured to develop both academically and socially.
- Clear feedback from teachers about academic progress helps us to work in co-operation to maximise our child’s rate of development, pre visits before our child started school meant they knew him well before he even started school.
- Staff have high expectations of children in terms of learning, behaviour and presentation.
- Caring, nurturing environment.
- Excellent social values are instilled in the children.
- Each child is treated as an individual enabling excellent progress and overall attitude to our children’s education.
- Wonderfully creative ideas to engage the children in learning.
- RFPS is always setting new challenges to engage my child and encourage them to aspire and achieve.
- Flexible in adapting to children’s individual learning needs
- Effective approaches to the curriculum achieve strong learning development in pushing children forward to try and do more.
- Small class sizes.
- Broad curriculum and extra-curricular/enrichment activities.
- Opportunities enable each child to progress at their own pace whilst continuing to challenge them to achieve a better understanding of the various subjects taught.
- State of the art resources.
- The school is equipped with new technology/toys etc. to enable good learning.
- Stimulating learning environments and good quality resources.
- Structure of the day and discipline is good.
- A great range of ways of learning, the children enjoy the different interactive ways of learning.
- Children are constantly pushed to achieve better. The way the school praises children through awards is good.
- Feels like I am sending my child to an extended family every day.
- Learning is made fun, my child comes home enthused and excited about her week at school.
- Good home school link with parents.
- Workshops and assemblies that parents can attend are great.
- Open communication with parents is a positive with support for parents if needed.
- Diversity is appreciated.
- Good school website.
- School Uniform very smart.
- Game On staff are excellent and the school has been very flexible when we’ve required extra after school provision.
- Our child enjoys school and appears to be flourishing.
- RFPS has an innovative approach, showing professionalism and above all care for our precious little boy. We truly appreciate all RFPS is doing for him.
A few of the actions RFPS will implement following feedback from questionnaires from Parents November 2016…
- Alternate days of Inspire workshops to cater for part time working parents and enable them to attend these with their child.
- After School Care provision- investigate the possibility of providing care club alongside after school enrichment provision… send out a survey to parents to ascertain interest in this before Christmas as this would not be subsidised.
- Only give out wrapped treats for birthdays so parents can decide when/ if their child can have them.
- Lorries causing difficulties at drop off – continue liason with EFA re: line markings on Central Park Drive, Trust representative (JSV) to discuss putting lines on Bailey Road with management company. Ask highways to consider a speed restriction also.
- Ensure homework is always proof read to ensure instructions are clear to parents.
- Drop in sessions for parents to discuss children’s work (we do this in Reception but not currently in Year One)
- Friends of RFPS Minutes available to parents who don’t attend via e mail immediately on request, look at adding to the website in future.
- Ask Game On or Daisykins to consider providing a holiday club for children in the school holidays.
- Ask Game On to consider the tea they provide in care club to ensure it includes fresh fruit or vegetables or a healthy option.
- Ask Game On to think about doing homework with some of the children who are not collected until 6pm as this is late to start completing this at home.