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Ellen Wilkinson
Primary School

Survey Responses

We value the opinions of everyone in our school and believe that the more we work together, the better the outcome for our pupils. Therefore during the course of the year we use surveys with different groups of people to help inform our school evaluation and planning.

Listed below are the outcomes for the most recent. If you would like to learn more about what happens as a result of the feedback we have received or you would like to get more involved with helping contribute to the school’s development, please contact the Headteacher.

If you would like to find out more information please contact:

Mrs Sue Ferguson
Headteacher

Children’s End of Year Survey (2016) 

Do you like the change to having one subject taught all week?
Yes: 47%      
No: 42%
 
Did you enjoy being taught without your teacher using the interactive whiteboard?
Yes: 42%      
No: 58%
 
Do you understand how to self-evaluate?
Yes: 91%    
No: 9%
 
Do you understand how your teacher marks in green and orange highlighter?
Yes: 95%     
No: 5%
 
Are you given time to respond to your teacher’s marking?
Yes: 78%    
No: 22%
 
Has the presentation in your books improved this term?
Yes: 79%     
No: 21%
 
Do you have opportunities to write in other subjects other than literacy e.g. diary entry in discovery?
Yes: 92%     
No: 8%

Parent Survey - Home Learning (February 2016)

 Are you aware that we run a free homework club every Tuesday for parents and children?
Yes: 49%
No: 51%
 
 The amount of homework we are currently suggesting for each week?
Too Much: 7%
Just Right: 82%
Not Enough: 11%
 
 When your child does their homework do they…
Do it alone: 22%
Do it with you: 34%
Do it alone but ask for help: 42%
 
What sort of homework would you like your child to have?
Worksheets: 36%
Tasks: 22%
Problem Solving: 22%
On-line: 17%
 
The discovery project to work on together lasting over 9 weeks?
Great idea: 42%
Don't like it: 9%
Don't know/I haven't tried it: 48%
 
The range of outcomes suggested for the discovery project?
Too much: 2%
Just right: 36%
Not enough: 4%
Don't know: 59%
 
Does your child access Bug Club on-line?
Yes: 72%
No: 28%
 
Does your child access Mathletics on-line?
Yes: 69%
No: 31%
 
Would you be interested in a curriculum after school event on how to support your child with learning at home?
Yes: 59%
No: 26%
Don't know: 15%

Are there any other ways that we can help you support your child with learning at home?

Comments made

  • More challenging work.
  • Agreeing on targets and support.
  • Bug club, more regularly changing of books.
  • Yr 5 parent requested support to explain how to do some of the work.
  • Include examples as kids can’t always explain.
  • A tutor.
  • Give homework Monday return on Friday so he children have weekends free to do other activities.
  • More challenge.
  • Read books and write a review.
  • Parents to know what is to be taught/learnt on a weekly basis.
  • Have a monthly report.
  • My child should be challenged more.
  • Help with x tables and spellings.
  • Examples included for parents.
  • More maths and English worksheets for the parents.
Would you be interested in becoming part of a focus group of parents that could meet once a term, so that we can discuss issues with you such as these, so that parent’s views can be more readily included in our decision making?
Yes 28%
No 72%

Narrative

The majority of parents that didn’t know about the homework club were Reception parents to whom it isn’t open.

The majority of parents believe that we are giving just the right amount of homework, the majority do alone with asking for help if needed. The majority of parents would like worksheet homework.

Almost half of the parents were unaware of the discovery project home learning projects,although from the 51% who did know what it was, 42% believed it to be a great idea.

A slightly higher percentage of children access Bug club as opposed to Mathletics.

60% 0f the respondents would be interested in a curriculum event.

Parent Questionnaire Results 2015/16 

My child feels safe at this school
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 100%
2014: 99%
0%
1%
 
My child is making good progress at this school
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 96%
2014: 98%
4%
2%
 
This school meets my child’s particular needs
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 96%
2014: 89%
4%
11%
 
This school ensures my child is well looked after
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 98%
2014: 95%
2%
5%
 
My child is taught well at this school
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 99%
2014: 97%
1%
3%
 
This school helps my child to develop skills in communication, reading, writing and mathematics
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 98%
2014: 96%
2%
4%
 
Behaviour in the school is good which ensures a happy and safe learning environment
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 98%
2014: 91%
2%
9%
 
This school deals with any cases of bullying effectively
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 96%
2014: 91%
4%
9%
 
This school helps me to support my child’s learning
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 95%
2014: 96%
5%
4%
 
This school responds well to my concerns
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 94%
2014: 95%
6%
5%
 
This school keeps me well informed
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 100%
2014: 91%
0%
9%
 
I would recommend this school to another parent
Strongly agree/ agree Disagree/ strongly disagree
2015: 98%
2014: 91%
2%
9%

Additional Comments Made

  • I am happy with the quality of education my child has received over the years. The school is welcoming and staff are always available to help.
  • My child has learning needs and the school gives my child outstanding support and learning tools to help him achieve. They support me and involve me in all areas. Thank you!
  • Toilets are very dirty. There is no soap/hand wash available at times. Some toilet set are broken and are not being fixed, despite us repeatedly telling them. Toilets smell very bad. This is not healthy for kids and should be dealt with.
  • My children adore the learning fair-learning from their peers and teachers others. They enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities that contribute to their development. Sometimes communications are unclear/ muddled, but staff try to rectify this quickly. There has been a huge improvement in lunchtime activities, with a real variety of activities.
  • I am happy with the quality of education provided by this school. It is a welcoming place and staff are always helpful.
  • Can we receive the newsletter via e mail please?
  • I find there is an authentic focus on my child’s learning and as a result there is a real confidence in my son’s approach to learning. I also feel that the school works in partnership with me which facilitates his learning.