Results of our End of Year Survey 2016-2017

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Thank you to all the adults who responded to our end of year survey; we really appreciate your honest feedback and comments. It was lovely to read so many of the positive things you wrote about school and the things that we are doing well. It was also very helpful to know about the things that you feel that we can do in order to make school better for you and the children in our care.

Below is a summary of the results of the survey and some of the feedback offered, along with what we are going to do in order to improve next year to address your concerns.

We do appreciate the communication between home and school and we know that consistent dialogue about your child’s learning and development is the best way to ensure that they are happy and making progress.

My child is happy at St. Mary's Cockerton.

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree, nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

62%

22%

14%

3%

0%

You said:

Your children are happy coming to school and learning!

You like the extra-curricular activities, which are offered to the children.

Our wrap around care is well liked

The size of the classes and the small family feel of the school

The green school grounds

So, we will:

Aim to use as much of our school grounds as possible!

Continue to offer a wide range of after-school clubs – both sporting and academic

Promote wrap around care to all parents

My child feels safe in school.

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree, nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

62%

27%

11%

3%

0%

You said:

The staff all know the children’s names

Staff listen to the children when they have problems

Teachers are approachable when there is a problem

An improved KS1 home time routine

Punctuality of children leaving school

When bullying happens it needs to be sorted quicker

Addressing incidents of physical behaviour

So, we will:

Investigate all reported incidences of bullying and provide an appropriate response to carers and children

Log and monitor all behaviour issues on our in-school system and look for trends in behaviour between children

Adapt the start of day and home time routine so that children get out of school promptly.


My child is making good educational progress.

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree, nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

46%

32%

16%

5%

0%

You said:

There is a good focus on recognising achievement

The teachers want the children to do well

Varied curriculum tasks

Reading is encouraged amongst the younger children

The range of PE offered is good

More variety in reading books

More frequent updates on how children are progressing throughout the year

Advice on how adults can help at home

So, we will:

Make sure that reading books are changed frequently and begin to invest in reading books to match our RWI phonics scheme

Introduce open afternoons and topic showcases each half term for children to show off their work

Offer support and advice for parents wanting to support their children at home

Raise the profile of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) in school

Ensure that key skills are taught and then used across the curriculum

My child is making good progress with their social, emotional and personal skills.

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree, nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

49%

46%

0%

14%

0%

You said:

Our faith links with St. Mary’s Church are strong

There is a family ethos around school

Older children look after the younger children

Support is needed for when children fall out with their friendship groups

Communicating when children get a red card

So, we will:

Inform parents when a child receives a red card or when a child is continually getting yellow cards, so that we can put into place a support plan to help them meet their behaviour targets

Develop group and sporting activities during playtime so that children are supported in their play and begin to work together as needed

Offer advice and support through our school pastoral lead for children experiencing friendship problems

My child gets the right amount of homework.

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree, nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

22%

57%

8%

8%

5%

You said:

The learning journals offer a wide range of activities

Help needed in supporting children at home with maths methods and reading/writing skills

So, we will:

Offer some maths homework as needed in order to develop the key skills

Ensure that there is a wide option of tasks to be done in the learning journals

Offer guidance on how to support children in doing their homework

Behaviour is good.

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree, nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

49%

43%

14%

0%

0%

You said:

The rewards for good behaviour are good

Expectations and standards of behaviour are high

Communication about all types of behaviour: good and bad

Ensure that all children have the opportunity to get the reward day

So, we will:

Adapt and modify our rewards system, as needed, to support children who need adapted targets.

Communicate with parents when a child gets a red card or is at risk of losing their reward day (we allow for one yellow card a week)


Staff are approachable.

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree, nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

46%

46%

8%

0%

0%

You said:

Staff are approachable

Staff are friendly

Staff talk to the children

The office staff are very helpful

More opportunities to come into school and look at children’s work

So, we will:

Introduce whole school open afternoons and topic showcases so that parents can come in to look at their child’s work.

Communication from school is good.

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree, nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

24%

49%

16%

8%

3%

You said:

MarvellousMe badges, messages and activities are well-liked.

Letters sent home aren’t always received

Communication when children need extra help

More notice needs to be given to parents about events in school

Communicating which sporting events parents can attend

So, we will:

Introduce an electronic way of sending out letters so that parents receive letters directly via email

Publish a class/school diary at the start of each half-term/term with dates on so that parents know what is coming up: charity days, school events, worship and community events and sports tournaments

Send out curriculum newsletters every term so that you know what the children will be learning about

Maintain an open door to all questions, concerns, queries or comments!