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Analysis of Parental Questionnaire – June 2013 Mr Ian Bartle - Headteacher. Analysis of Responses. Whole School Response – 23 out of 73 families = 31.5 % (1 return = 4.3 %) Parents / carers might also have completed the dedicated ‘Parental Questionnaire’.

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Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Analysis of Parental Questionnaire – June 2013

Mr Ian Bartle - Headteacher


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Analysis of Responses

Whole School Response –

23 out of 73families = 31.5%

(1 return = 4.3%)

Parents / carers might also have completed the dedicated ‘Parental Questionnaire’


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Full Response – Questions 1 - 7


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Full Response – Questions 8 & 9

(Homework Question)


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Full Response – Questions 10 - 17


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Full Response – Questions 18 - 24


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Overall Average Responses

(Excluding Home Question – Q8 & Q9)


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Whole School Issues – From Total Responses

  • Whole School Key Points – from comments made on forms & data – POSITIVE

  • The OVERALL picture is STILL VERY POSITIVE & continuing to improve (3 yr trend)

  • – 97.9% of returns ‘strongly agreed / agreed’ with all areas of the school (2011 – 92.8% / 2012 – 91.2%) – this is excluding Q 8 & 9 which sway the results, due to the wording of the question

  • 97.9% of returns ‘strongly agreed’ (64.1%) / ‘agreed’ (33.8%) with all areas of the school

  • Far more positive comments noted on forms this year


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Whole School Issues – From Total Responses – Part 1

  • The following questions all record 100% agreement (Strongly agree / Agree)

  • The school keeps me well informed about my child’s schooling & activities

  • I feel comfortable about approaching the school with concerns and problems

  • I am able to speak to a member of staff if I need to

  • I am able to speak to a senior member of staff if I need to

  • The school is led and managed well

  • The homework system is clear and my child receives a manageable amount of homework

  • My child enjoys school


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Whole School Issues – From Total Responses – Part 2

  • The following questions all record 100% agreement (Strongly agree / Agree)

  • I get information about the progress of my child in school

  • There are opportunities for parents to be involved with the school if they want to be

  • There is a range of healthy food for school dinner so that my child is well nourished

  • There are high expectations for my child to work hard and do their best

  • I’m happy about the high quality of education / teaching my child receives

  • I feel able to download school communication online via the web-site

  • In addition to these questions, more responses only showed a small number of other responses


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Whole School Issues – From Total Responses

  • The following questions would have been 100%, although a few parents needed more information about this area - i.e.(‘Don’t know’ - response)

  • The school responds well to any concerns or ideas I raise– (1 x ‘Don’t Know’)

  • My child is given the opportunity to take part in a wide range of interesting enjoyable activities - (1 x ‘Don’t Know’)

  • The school discipline is consistent (3 x ‘Don’t Know’)

  • I feel the extended school provision(Breakfast Club / Lower Covey After-School Club) is adequate for my personal needs - (2 x ‘Don’t Know’)


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Whole School Issues – From Total Responses – Part 1

  • Whole School Key Points – from comments made on forms & data – MAIN ISSUES to be addressed

  • Homework systems & arrangements – However this area has improved over the last 2 years. Now 100% strongly agree / agree that the ‘homework system is clear & manageable - (June 2012 -92.8% / June 2011-76% / June 2010 - 71.4%) – HUGE IMPROVEMENT + trend over 4 yrs

  • Some individual comments about homework within classes (3 mentions)

  • LESSresponses ‘didn’t know’ about the ‘consistency of school discipline’, although still the largest ‘Don’t Know’ area

  • 3 x responses ‘didn’t know’ (1) or ‘disagreed’ (2) that their child ‘could find help with problems if needed (including bullying) - improvement since last time (5 – June 2012)

  • 1 X Cleanliness of toilets – improvement since last time (3 – June 2012)

  • 1 x After School Club (child care) in school

  • 1 x Move Playgroup into school

  • 2 x Extra room dedicated for SEND pupils & group work

  • 1 x Covered area for wet play

  • 1 x Photos of teachers & staff on board

  • 1 x keep rubbish out of sight (Garden Area)

  • 1 x More climbing frames


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Whole School Issues – From Total Responses – Part 2

  • Whole School Key Points – from comments made on forms & data – MAIN ISSUES to be addressed

  • 1 x over concern for SEND pupils (school over emphasizing concerns to parents) + clarity of IEP & HT ‘too much communication / worrying parent’ - all from same form

  • 1 x Toilets for parents to use

  • 1 x More school trips

  • 2 x More sports / PE on a regular basis (1 x ‘every day’)

  • 1 x More communication via ‘home link books’

  • 1 x French taught ‘all the way through’

  • 1 x Dedicated Yr R class

  • 2 x Unhealthy school meals (chips etc.)

  • 1 x More monitoring at play times

  • 1 x More science equipment

  • 1 x Bigger classrooms

  • 1 x More lighting in some classrooms

  • 2 x Larger hall

  • 1 x More challenging reading books


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Comments – Positive Feedback – Part 1

  • 4 x School grounds are very good + ample school field

  • Gardening area / playgrounds / outdoor classroom

  • 2 x Social events involving parents & children – varied & enjoyable…the free courses

  • ‘Friendly community school’

  • 6 x Approachable staff, dedicated, caring & helpful + attention to pupils

  • Happy children

  • Sense of wanting to ‘belong’ (by adults & children alike)

  • Good transition to secondary school

  • 3 x Teachers make learning fun & listen to parents concerns / ideas in general (+ very good teaching methods)

  • 5 x A good variety of before / after school clubs / sports / music / gardening

  • ‘My child loves this school’

  • 2 x The quality of teaching & the relationships between adults & children

  • All round care they provide from 8am with after school care provided or

  • 4 x The quality of the school meals are excellent & varied

  • Range of activities, topics


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Comments – Positive Feedback – Part 2

  • Extremely friendly, ‘family feel’ to school, parents made very welcome

  • I like that he older children look out for & mentor younger children

  • 5 x Secure & safe

  • 2 x I like the fact that senior staff stand on the school gate & challenges new faces / saying ‘goodbye’ & checking who the child is with

  • My child is happy & really enjoys school

  • 2 x Reward system to encourage children

  • Friendly, welcoming, happy school

  • Good consistent discipline to school

  • Family & community side of school encouraged

  • Hardworking & caring teaching staff

  • MrsDycer – Listens, low key, appropriate, lovely manner & doesn’t ‘judge’ + Breakfast Club (x 2)

  • 2 x Show & Tell Assembly for parents

  • Church services

  • Ease of access to teaching staff & senior staff

  • Academic work & standards


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Comments – Positive Feedback – Part 3

  • Emphasis on manners / team work / life skills

  • Excellent senior staff

  • Daughter very fond of her teacher – Mrs Norris

  • 2 x Artwork outside & general look of school well maintained, including ‘displays’

  • Thornford is a ‘well run school’ with friendly & approachable staff

  • High expectations set for our children as well as strong ethical standards

  • Children encouraged to support each other + look out for younger children

  • Encouraged to do their best

  • 2 x Small & friendly

  • 2 x Calm, supportive environment, atmosphere (very special)

  • 2 x Wake & shake had really made a difference to my child / my child ‘loves it!’

  • Enthusiastic team running & working within school

  • Links with the village (shop, church, walks)


Analysis of parental questionnaire june 2013 mr ian bartle headteacher

Comments – Positive Feedback – Part 4

  • Communication is varied to suit all parents & IT abilities. We always feel very well informed

  • After school activities are an added bonus to an already ‘superb school’

  • A deep feeling that the school know my child well & how to encourage + bring out the best in her (thank you Mrs Norris)

  • Good learning

  • Good breaktimes + playing with friends…lots of space to play

  • Lots going on for a small school

  • Lots of attention on specific areas for my child to improve – tailored homework

  • Good hands-on leadership – very approachable & visible senior staff

  • My child is really happy since staring at Thornford…he is really blossoming, thank you!

  • Every effort is made to move forward at Thornford school, from education to the way the school grounds are presented + the school gives my child ‘motivating day’

  • All children are accommodated at different levels of learning


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