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Questionnaires

We actively encourage, listen and respond to the views of parents and cares to continue to provide the best opportunities for all children at Hawkedale.

Summer Term 2016 parent and children questionnaires

We received 52 responses from the parents (63 % response)

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Did not answer the question

Comments

My child has settled well into their class

40

11

0

0

0

1

 

My child is happy at school 

36

15

0

0

 

0

1

 

The  school ensures my child is safe at school

41

 

10

0

0

1

0

 

My child is well looked after at this school

42

8

 

1

0

1

0

We haven’t heard anything to the contrary!

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

22

25

4

0

1

0

Sometimes there is too much home learning

The school responds well to any concerns I raise

28

18

5

0

1

0

No issues raised

It depends on how the school feels about the situation

The school have responded very well so far

The school deals effectively with behaviour issues, including bullying

15

17

18

1

0

1

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

Sometimes children need help to make friends

A lack of communication between staff

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

32

15

2

2

0

1

More variety and opportunities needed.

Excellent choice of workshops

The workshops this year have been really popular with my son.

Trips can be expensive and not always of educational value.

Aware of a few but not many unless things not advertised

My child makes good progress at this school

32

16

3

0

0

1

Nothing to compare it to

The school is well led and managed

 

39

11

1

0

1

0

Excellent teaching staff

What we see is encouraging but that’s only on show case events

I would recommend this school to another parent

43

8

0

0

1

0

 

The school keeps me well informed

40

11

0

0

1

0

Marvellous me in Penguins not happened over the last few terms

The newsletters are very informative

 

Do you have any ideas as to how you feel we could improve the school?

 

  • Breakfast to start earlier (7.45am) – We are looking into this and will get back to you asap.

 

  • Male staff – we never discriminate against male teachers when we advertise, unfortunately we get very few applicants in an Infant School. We hoping to attract more male staff as we expand to a Primary School.

 

  • New photographer – we use photographers from Surrey‘s recommended list.

 

  • A certificate instead of a sticker in the celebration assembly – this is definitely something we can look into as stickers often fall off.

 

  • Mathletics is too easy/too hard – we are looking into this, please bear with us

 

  • Purple Mash isn’t user friendly – next year we are taking Purple Mash off the home learning and using it for more class based activities.

 

  • The school path is like an obstacle course – The land does not belong to the school, we have asked the owner on numerous occasions to repair it but they are unwilling to do the work. With the expansion, we will no longer have to use the path as two new entrances are being created.

 

  • School meals not healthy choices – Surrey follow the guidelines as laid out in the Governments food standards for school meals.  See the link below for more information. Our new providers have to follow the same guidelines, however they use more fresh produce and less frozen food.

         http://www2.myschoollunch.co.uk/surrey/primary-schools/the-food/

 

  • More tailored home learning – home learning is differentiated in reading, phonics and maths, however general topic home learning is standard for the class.

 

  • More IT facilities – we have a lot of IT equipment including a trolley with 15 laptops and another with 15 tablets. We are investing in an IT review where Surrey will come and look at our IT and tell if we are using it to the best of our ability and most appropriately and what we could do to make our IT provision even better.

 

  • More workshops/trips and a wider variety – this year we invested £5000 in 8 workshops. This was a new venture for us and we felt they greatly enhanced the curriculum. We have already booked further workshop for next year. We try to offer a school trip per class per term, however we are aware of the cost to parents especially those with more than one child in the school. We do try to keep the costs down but more trips means more money.

 

  • More detailed reports at the end of each term and more parent/teacher time – additional open evenings  – We legally only have to send out an end of year report and these take a long time for the staff to create. We made the decision two years ago to send out data reports as a way of keeping parents information throughout the year along with parent consultations. We feel that this is a good way of keeping parents informed of their child’s progress. We have an open door policy and you are always more than welcome to come in and ask the teacher if you can look through your child’s books and folders.

 

  • More sports games and facilities – When we expand we will be able to take part in more competitive sports and London Irish have agreed for us to use their pitches and also give the children rugby coaching. We will also have a basketball court in the new playground and be able to offer swimming.

 

  • I can’t think of anything – we have had a fabulous experience and will miss it so much! – Thank you

 

  • We are very, very happy with Hawkedale. My children are happy – which makes me happy! – Thank you