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Questionnaire results- March 2018

Thank you to all the parents and children who returned the questionnaires. It has been very useful to analyse the feedback and I thought you would be interested in seeing the findings.

We received 47 responses from the parents (41% response)

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Comments from parents

My child has settled well into their class

32

15

0

0

0

 

My child is happy at school 

30

17

0

0

 

0

 

The  school ensures my child is safe at school

33

 

12

2

0

0

 

My child is well looked after at this school

36

10

 

1

0

0

 

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

30

15

1

1

0

Too much

The school responds well to any concerns I raise

31

14

1

1

0

The issue of children not drinking enough water has been raised many times

No issues raised

The school have responded very well so far

Always quick to respond

The school deals effectively with behaviour issues, including bullying

25

12

10

0

0

Many parents commented that they had no experience of these issues so couldn’t comment.

Lots of rough play happening with the boys in particular.

My child has access to a wide variety of learning experiences including trips, workshops, visitors, etc.

30

17

0

0

0

 

My child makes good progress at this school

28

18

1

0

0

 

The school is well led and managed

 

36

11

0

0

0

 

I would recommend this school to another parent

38

9

0

0

0

Already recommended the school

The school keeps me well informed

37

10

0

0

0

 

Further improvements we could make

To have school council representatives from all classes and have more roles and responsibilities to allow more children to be involved.

 

We are looking into improving this as we get bigger. We are going to be starting our anti -bullying charter mark soon and will need representatives for this as well as sports leaders and increasing the role of the school council with more members from different classes.

Better outdoor play equipment

The PTA and school are raising funds for a new trim trail, playground markings and basketball area. We have also applied for a Tesco bags for help grant to help purchase a reading shed for the playground. 

Sometimes there is too much home learning

You can do as much or as little home learning as you like. For example looking for signs of Spring can be a family walk and discuss what you see or you could go on a walk; collecting, writing and drawing all about the differences in the seasons.

I would like to see something different to a nativity at Christmas and not so much emphasis on Christian festivals. It seems too much for a non-denominational   school

Ye,s we are a non-denominational   school, however the Religious Education Act states that the syllabus must ‘’reflect that the religious traditions of Great Britain are in the main Christian whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain.’’

We always look at the other religions represented in school and celebrate their cultures and festivals for example; Diwali, Chinese New Year and Eid. We will however continue to have a nativity in Key Stage 1 and celebrate the festivals of Christmas, Easter and Harvest.

The children need to drink more water

The staff actively encourage the children to drink water throughout the day. The staff model this by drinking water in class themselves. The children can take their water bottles outside at playtime and lunchtime.

Year 3 to be included in the Christmas celebrations

Yes, we realised that this year the Year 3 play was linked to their theme of Greek Gods. We will be addressing this next year and moving the topic around so that the Key Stage 2 children can do something Christmassy.

If we need to contact the teacher out of hours who do we contact?

You can either email the office at

info@hawkedale.surrey.sch.uk

or myself head@hawkedale.surrey.sch.uk

We will pass any message on to the correct teacher.

Prize giving ceremonies for maths, writing, sports etc.

This is something secondary schools do. It is very difficult as lots of children are good all rounders and don’t excel in a particular area at this age. We prefer the end of week celebration awards.

A suggestion / post box

A good idea, I will look into it.

As the school grows will the older children have access to larger areas for sports?

London Irish have said we can use their pitches. Premier sports are also looking into setting up competitions with other schools for us.

Growing food and cooking it

Emma Osterbery the forest school teacher and EYFS teaching assistant is creating an allotment in the back of the forest area where the children will be able to grow fruit and vegetables.

Lined books for home learning

We have provided each teacher with a stack of guideline paper to give to the children to take home  to help if they need to write on a blank page.

More grammar and spelling home learning.

We are mindful that some parents already think that there is too much home learning. Spelling and grammar is taught daily in key Stage 2.

Lessons on road safety

We try to fit this in during PSHE lessons and the Year 2 children have pedals training which incorporates road safety too. It is difficult with such a full curriculum to fit everything else in but we try.

I would like to see the school as a mediator when issues arise within the wider community/ classes

We try very hard to ensure that everyone is happy and safe at Hawkedale and sort out school  issues as they arise but wider community issues are out of our control.

Nothing

 

Fantastic teachers and we really appreciate everything they do.

 

Good school trips and interesting workshops

 

Great communication

 

Already recommended the school

 

Thank you – we appreciate parental support and are always hear to talk about any issues or concerns you may have.

               

 

 

We received 50 responses from the children (43% response)

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Comments

1. I am happy at school.

 

35

13

2

0

0

Yes and I like all my teachers and friends.

2. I enjoy my learning.

 

24

22

4

0

0

I like Cornerstones topics, particularly innovate week.

3. I feel safe at school.

30

15

4

 

1

0

 

4. Teaching at the school is good.

38

12

0

 

0

0

 

 5. I learn a lot in lessons.

34

 

14

2

0

0

 

6. Adults explain to me how to improve my learning.

27

17

5

1

0

 

7. Behaviour is good at my school.

21

16

9

3

1

Not all the time, sometimes the boys play rough games

8. What could we do to make Hawkedale an even better school?

To have a hotdog day

More pizza, puddings and chocolate in packed lunches

Sounds delicious but we have to follow the menu and food guidelines provided for us.

More outdoor equipment, including a zip wire, better toys, climbing frames, quiet spaces, etc

The PTA and school are raising funds for a new trim trail, playground markings and basketball area. We have also applied for a Tesco bags for help grant to purchase a reading shed for the playground.  As for a zip wire – I don’t think our insurance would cover it!

More boy teachers

We do try to encourage men to come and teach at Hawkedale but none apply!

More school trips

We offer a lot of trips and workshops throughout the year which can be expensive. We wouldn’t want to increase the cost by having more.

More free after school clubs

We only have a limited staff to offer free clubs. Currently we have 2 free lunch clubs and 2 free after school clubs as we grow and get more staff we will be able to offer more.

A bigger school

I think we have made it as big as we can.

Pets in class

This is difficult as it takes a lot of responsibility to look after pets and someone has to look after them in the holidays. We also have children with allergies to pets in the school and this would make it difficult for them to learn with pets in the class.

More challenge in lessons

I can definitely get the teachers working on this one.

Children could be kinder, no naughtiness ever!

This would be wonderful, maybe if we all try hard we can make this wish come true.

Snow machine, I love snow

Well we have had 2 lots of snow since I sent out this questionnaire, I hope this has helped.

It’s already perfect!

Nothing

I like it as it is

I can’t think  of anything

Thank you