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Parent/Carer Survey October 2021

Parent/Carer Survey October 2021

 

Thank you to everyone who completed the recent Parent/Carer Survey; working with parents/carers is fundamental to us, we are all educators together and we welcome and value your views and opinions.

 

We are delighted to see that 100% of parents/carers agreed or strongly agreed that that their child feels safe in school; the safeguarding of everyone at Holy Family is our foremost concern.

 

The overwhelming majority of parents/carers have very positive views about the school:

  • 94% agreed or strongly agreed that their child enjoys being at school
  • 94% agreed or strongly agreed that their child was well taught
  • 94% agreed or strongly agreed that their child made good progress at school
  • 94% agreed or strongly agreed that the school provided for the moral and spiritual development of their child, with a Catholic ethos evident
  • 91% agreed or strongly agreed that their child was happy in school
  • Only 3% disagreed that the school was well-led and managed

 

These are very heartening figures but, as a school, we continually strive to do better and we thank you for your help with this.

 

85% of parents/carers agreed or strongly agreed that they were kept informed about their child’s progress. However 12% were neutral and 3% disagreed with this. To ensure that everyone is as well-informed as possible as to progress and attainment, this year, as well as the ‘meet the teacher’ event, two parents’ evenings and an ‘End of Year’ report, there will be an additional ‘Mid-year Progress Report’. Also, please remember that your child’s class teacher is always available for a chat at the end of the day to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.

 

Whilst we are gladdened to see that the number of parents/carers who believe that the school deals effectively with bullying has risen since the last survey, we will continually strive for this to be 100%. Bullying is wholly unacceptable and we will not tolerate it at Holy Family. You can rest assured that all allegations are dealt with seriously.

 

Our range of strategies and measures to deal with bullying and to promote anti-bullying includes: 

 

  • Dedicated strands of our RHE curriculum which explicitly teaches our learners about tolerance and respect
  • A pupil-friendly anti-bullying policy which was written with the help of the pupils themselves.
  • The introduction of trained Year 6 Peer Mediators
  • Anti-Bullying Week which will be an opportunity to remind children of what bullying is and what they can do to prevent or report it.  
  • Assemblies throughout the year to raise the profile of anti-bullying.
  • Information communicated to parents through our weekly newsletter.
  • Regular pupil surveys to ascertain their feelings on the issue.
  • A pupil council and RE council who will canvass views and opinions and lead on initiatives
  • Visits from outside agencies dedicated to the issues of tolerance of respect

 

We encourage all children to report any concerns that they may have immediately to a trusted adult in school.

 

The vast majority of parents/carers felt that staff took their concerns about their children seriously.  However, as always, if you ever feel that this is not the case, please let us know.  We are never too busy to listen to your concerns, no matter how small and as well as being on the playground at the beginning and end of the day, our doors are always open.

Parent/Carer Survey November 2020

Parent Survey Autumn 2020

Thank you to everyone who completed the recent Parent Survey.  In total we had 73 responses, which is nearly 60% of the families in school.   

Working with parents is fundamental to us and we value your views and opinions. This is particularly important at the moment as we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 crisis. 

The overwhelming majority of parents and carers have very positive views about the school.  92% agreed or strongly agreed that their child enjoys being at school; 93% agreed or strongly agreed that their child was well taught and 91% agreed that the school was well-led and managed.

In very large numbers (95%) parents believe that that their child feels safe in school and 87% said behaviour was good.

With regards to COVID-19, the vast majority (88%) agreed that the school has responded well and 80% were happy with the arrangements that have been put in place prior to the present lockdown. The new COVID-19 restrictions will be in place for some time, so do let us know what is working well and what could be improved. 

As a school we continually strive to do better and we thank you for your help with this.

While 71% of parents believe that the school deals effectively with bullying, 8% disagreed and 23% were neutral. Bullying is unacceptable and we will not tolerate it at Holy Family. Rest assured, all allegations are dealt with seriously.

We have a range of strategies and measures in place to deal with bullying and to promote anti-bullying.  These include dedicated strands of our new RHE curriculum which explicitly teaches our learners about tolerance and respect and a pupil-friendly anti-bullying policy which was written with the help of the pupils themselves. We encourage all children to report any concerns that they may have immediately to a trusted adult in school. Going forwards, we will:

 

  • hold an Anti-Bullying Week which will be an opportunity to remind children of what bullying is and what they can do to prevent or report it.  

  • hold assemblies throughout the year to raise the profile of anti-bullying.

  • communicate this information to parents through our weekly newsletter.

  • conduct regular pupil surveys to ascertain their feelings on the issue.

 

 

A small minority (3%) did not feel well informed about how their child is doing in school and 11% were neutral on the issue.   It is vital that families feel able to keep in touch with school so they can support their child at home. Each term class videos are posted on the class pages to inform parents what their child will be learning in class. In addition to this, curriculum overviews for every subject are available on the website (please ask if you would like this in hard copy). Always feel free to email your child’s teacher on the class email if you would like to find out more about what they are doing in class, the progress they are making or for any concern or enquiry. Your support in your child’s learning is highly valued.

89% of parents felt that staff took their concerns about their children seriously.  If you ever feel that this is not the case, please let us know.  As you know, there is always a member of SLT on the gate and Mrs Avis is ever present in the playground; no one is ever too busy to listen to and act upon your concerns.

Thank you again for providing feedback; it is invaluable.  If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

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