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In this section you will receive the outcomes of our recent Parent Survey 2014-15. You can also share your views through Ofsted Parent View.

 

 

2014-15 Annual Parental Survey

 

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete the 2014-15 annual parents’ Survey.  We had 55 responses all of which the school leadership team and governing body have read. The results are below -

 

 

Question

Agree/Strongly agree

Disagree/Strongly disagree

1

My child feels safe at this school.

100%

0%

2

My child is making good progress at this school.

98.2%

1.8%

3

This school meets my child’s particular needs.

98.2%

1.8%

4

Governors are effective in their roles and hold the school to account.

90.9%

9.1%

5

My child is taught well at this school.

94.5%

5.4%

6

This school helps my child to develop skills in communication, reading, writing and mathematics.

96.3%

3.6%

7

There is a good standard of behaviour at this school.

89.1%

10.9%

8

My child enjoys learning and comes home excited about what they have learnt that day.

90.9%

9.1%

9

This school deals with any cases of bullying effectively. (Bullying includes persistent name-calling, cyber, racist and homophobic bullying).

81.8%

18.1%

10

This school helps me to support my child’s learning.

90.9%

9.1%

11

This school responds well to my concerns.

85.4%

14.5%

12

This school keeps me well informed.

85.4%

14.5%

13

I would recommend this school to another parent.

Yes – 87.2

No – 12.7%

 

What do the results tell us?

 

Well firstly, these results tell us that you believe that the school is particularly good at ensuring your child feels safe. That the school is good at meeting your child’s needs and that your children make good progress in their learning. You also tell us that you feel teaching of the core skills (communication, reading, writing and mathematics) is good. I was also pleased to read of the growing number of pupils coming home and telling you all about their learning in school – something that we have been striving to improve this year!

 

However, as well as all the positives there have been some areas that we will, as a school need to improve at and here’s how we are planning to do it!

 

Question

Action to improve

What should that look like

Lead person

Timescale

This school responds well to my concerns.

1. To ensure there is a parents ‘Concerns protocol’ that all staff follow.

  • Parents and carers know the school’s protocols for dealing with parental concern.
  • Protocol is published on the school website.
  • There is a consistent approach for dealing with any parental concerns. 

Pupil Support Lead

For September

2. The academy seeks parental feedback on its ‘Concerns protocol’ annually checking it is effective.

  • The school reviews its ‘Concerns protocol’ annually seeking parental views to ensure it is effective.

Headteacher, Governors

July 2015

 

(Annually)

The school keeps me well informed.

1. To ensure that each class teacher send home termly class letters outlining the curriculum for the term and other important information for parents.

  • Parents receive a Curriculum letter at the beginning of each term detailing the Topics to be covered in the term.
  • Curriculum letters inform parents of any routine arrangements including PE days and homework arrangements.

Class Teacher

September 2015

 

(Termly)

2. To ensure that each class teacher uses the school website to ‘blog’ on-going class news on a weekly basis.

  • Parents are able to receive class updates via a weekly blog on the school website.
  • Teacher post work outcomes and information regarding curriculum content within the blog to enhance parental engagement.

Class Teacher

September 2015

 

(Weekly)

3. Using the ‘Big Question’ to seek stakeholder views on the best mechanism to report pupils’ achievement to parents and carers. 

  • Parents are able to provide feedback and suggest further enhancements.
  • Senior Leaders review and further enhance arrangements for keeping parents informed using stakeholder surveys.

Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Governors

Spring Term 2016

This school deals with any cases of bullying effectively.

1. To hold an annual Anti-Bullying Week educating all stakeholders about types of bullying and their impact.

  • All stakeholders are aware of the different types of bullying and are able to identify their signs and impact on the victim.

Headteacher, PSHE Co-ordinator

15th June 2015

 

 

2. Using the school’s PSHE scheme, to hold an annual Anti-Bullying week.

  • All stakeholders understand the school’s policy and procedures when addressing bullying. 

Headteacher, PSHE Co-ordinator

Autumn Term

 

(Annually)

3. To review the school’s PSHE curriculum ensuring that equality and diversity is embedded throughout in order to address the underlying issues of bullying.

  • From EYFS to Year 6, pupils are taught about equality and diversity within British life and are taught the core values of United Kingdom.
  • Children are taught to value difference and challenge when they recognise discrimination or radicalisation.

All Stakeholders

Launch July 2015

 

Lessons to start Autumn 2015

This school helps me to support my child’s learning.

1. Using the ‘Big Question’ to seek all stakeholders views about how the school can best support families learning maths beyond school.

  • Parents and carers’ views are sought when the school plans mechanisms to support them with learning at home.

 

Headteacher,

Math Co-ordinator

Autumn 2015

2. Using the school website, develop and add content, including videos, to support parents understanding of calculation strategies taught in school.

  • The school provides a range of online and hard copy resources to support learning at home.
  • Family Learning Sessions are developed around reported parents/carers needs.

Headteacher

Family Support Worker

Autumn 2015

3. Using Family Learning sessions, develop opportunities for parents to achieve Maths and English qualifications from Thurrock Adult education college.

  • Family Support session provide parents and carers of pupils attend the school opportunities to achieve nationally recognised qualifications in English and Maths.

Headteacher

Family Support Worker

Autumn 2015

Governors are effective in their roles and hold the school to account.

1. Using the school Newsletter, governors to develop a Governors’ Corner section where the on-going work of the Governing Body is shared with all stakeholders.

  • The school community is regularly kept inform of the work of the governing body through monthly updates in the school newsletter.
  • The role of governor is raised with all stakeholders.

Governing Body

Autumn 2015

2. Governors to use annual school events such as Sports’ Day to raise the profile of their work for the school and raise their profiles within the school community.

  • Parents are regularly able to speak to governors at school events and are aware of the role within the school leadership team.
  • The role of governor is raised with all stakeholders.

Governing Body

Autumn 2015

There is a good standard of behaviour at this school.

1. Using ClassDojo, Teachers to reward pupils’ on-going positive behaviour with parents and carers.

  • Parents and carers are aware of the high standards of behaviour within classes and the school.

Class Teachers

June 2015

2. Using ‘Star of the Week’ awards, Teachers to promote pupils’ behaviour that meets and exceeds the school’s high expectation of the standards of behaviour.

  • Pupils’ whose normal behaviour continues to be exemplary are rewarded and their achievements shared with school stakeholders.

Class Teachers

June 2015

3. ‘Star of the Week’ recipients’ names to be shared with the school community using the school Newsletter.

  • All stakeholders are aware of the majority of pupils whose behaviour is and continues to be exemplary.

Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher

Autumn 2015

 

Parental Feedback Form

Have we missed something? Could we have done something better? At Abbots Hall, we are continually striving to improve the work of the school. So, if there is something we can do better, please use the comments box below. If you require a reply to your comment, please leave your name and email.

 

Parent View 

Parents and carers can give their views of our school at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.

 

When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility as this has replaced Ofsteds paper questionnaire. Please register with an email address and a password at the link below.

 

Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to

complete answers to 12 short questions about aspects such as the quality of teaching, level of homework, etc.

 

Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.
If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask at Reception.

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