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Questionnaire results- June 2017

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 52 responses from the parents (61% response)

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Comments from parents

My child has settled well into their class

41

11

0

0

0

Upset caused by members of staff leaving and changes in staffing.

 

My child is happy at school 

35

16

1

0

 

0

Sometimes my child comes home from school upset and unwilling to talk.

The  school ensures my child is safe at school

37

 

14

0

1

0

More needs to be done to segregate age groups in the playground.

My child is well looked after at this school

34

17

 

1

0

0

We haven’t heard anything to the contrary!

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

21

24

4

3

0

The activities are appropriate but sometimes there is too much home learning.

Working parents find it difficult to fit it all in a weekend.

More direction in the maths home learning would help.

The school responds well to any concerns I raise

33

13

5

1

0

No issues raised

The school have responded very well so far

The response depends on whom we raise the concerns via.

The school deals effectively with behaviour issues, including bullying

27

15

10

0

0

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

School policies and displays are encouraging and put your mind at ease as a parent.

More playground supervisors would help.

Lots of rough play happening.

Leaders respond well to concerns and know the children well.

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

41

9

1

0

0

Really like the visits to the church for Harvest and Easter

My child makes good progress at this school

32

16

4

0

0

Nothing to compare it to

I would prefer more written reports then data reports

Reading records need to be monitored more closely.

The school is well led and managed

 

48

4

0

0

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

60

2

0

0

0

I would like to know more about what my daughter has learned in class so I can help her.

The school keeps me well informed

52

6

0

0

0

Marvellous Me is great if it happens regularly.

Would like to know if a supply teacher has been in to teach.

The newsletters are very informative.

Communications are let down by not reporting injuries/problems.

Further improvements we could make

To have house captains as a separate role to the school council, this would allow more children to be involved.

 

As a small school it is difficult to find additional roles for the children with enough jobs for them to do, however as we expand we are going to make the Year 3 children each year mentors to the new Reception Class children and this will continue each year.

More details on my child’s personal progress

 

We send out 3 data reports, 1 end of year report and have 2 parent evenings each year this is quite a lot of information and a lot more than most other schools. We also ask that if you have a concern or just want to talk about your child and their progress to make an individual meeting with the class teacher.

Have a familiar and regular person greeting the children each morning.

 

This is usually the case but this term with staff changes, staff attending jury service, home visits, etc. there have been times when the staff are covering in other classes. All the staff in the school are familiar to all the children and will report any issues or concerns to the appropriate member of staff.

Parents to come in and try out the lunches

 

This was something we were hoping to start this year but with the changeover in cooks mid-year we thought we would wait until September before we start.

Introduction of a musical instrument or another language.

More PE, singing and music lessons offered

 

 

In Year 3 the children will be offered the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. In Infants we have weekly music and twice weekly PE lessons. This is specified in the national curriculum. Each subject is given a set amount of time that the teacher is required to teach it and the timetables are full to the brim.

Get a new and better after school club – better communication

 

We have been looking at a new after school club which will start in September. Unfortunately a first attempt failed badly and we can only apologise for the poor communication from Kids Club 2001.

More visits from Father Andrew to help reinforce a moral compass.

 

Father Andrew is a very busy man and comes to school regularly to deliver assemblies for the children. We also have visits from Rachel and Alan from St Andrew’s Baptist church.

Home learning more academic and less activity based.

No home learning during half term holidays

Give more feedback on home learning.

 

 

With the introduction of Cornerstones the home learning will be more topic based with reading and abacus maths home learning in addition. Home learning will be completed in a book so you will be able to see the feedback each week.

We are happy not to give home learning during the holidays apart from Year 2 and above who will complete their presentations ready to discuss with the class on return from the holidays.

The home learning will go out each Friday and will need to be returned the following Wednesday in order to be marked by the class teacher. It gets the children into the habit of completing home learning ready for secondary school where they will receive two pieces of work each night.

Make more use of the forest area

 

Unfortunately due to the expansion work we have not been able to access the forest area as much as we would have liked. In September we will be back to using it more often and have plans to include an allotment in the extended space.

More clarification about new classes and the expansion.

 

The expansion will mean we go from 3 classes to 7. Each named after a bird - Puffins, Robins, Owls, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Herons and Kestrels. The small group work rooms will be named after trees – ash, beech, elm and oak.

We are trying to give regular updates on the build each week, but please feel free to pop in an ask any questions and we will try to answer them the best we can.

Nothing

I appreciate how open the school is to trialling new initiatives and hope this continues as the school expands.

 

Keep up the great work!

Thank you to all the staff who make the school a wonderful place for children and parents.

Perfectly happy right now and looking forward to the new phase!

 

 

 

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

 

We received 57 responses from the children (67% response)

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Comments

1. I am happy at school.

 

43

11

2

0

1

Sometimes children are naughty in class

2. I enjoy my learning.

 

32

22

3

0

0

Especially maths and science

Except phonics

It’s great to learn new things

3. I feel safe at school.

41

16

0

 

0

0

The teachers make me feel safe

4. Teaching at the school is good.

42

13

2

 

0

0

 

 5. I learn a lot in lessons.

34

 

18

4

1

0

Harder work please

I find it hard to remember everything

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

37

14

4

0

2

Sometimes learning can be difficult

7. Behaviour is good at my school.

26

22

4

5

0

Mostly

The boys fight and argue sometimes especially over football

 

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

Build it bigger

Outside drinking fountains

More sports clubs

Plant more flowers

More outdoor toys

More outdoor space for Penguins

Have basketball

Den building

Weather charts

A bigger trail going up to the trees

The good news is that the school will get a lot bigger in September. There will be 4 new classrooms, new offices and entrances. New toilets and small group work rooms as well as a new playground.

We will have drinking fountains in the new playground.

We are waiting to see what the new outdoor space will look like before we get additional toys and equipment as we are having a new basketball court and the reception class – Puffin Class will get a new outdoor area.

Rubbers on the end of every pencil

We prefer larger individual rubbers and the ones on the top of pencils get worn down quickly.

Learn to play an instrument

A swimming pool

In Year 3 the children will take swimming lessons at Bishop Wand School in the summer term and get the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument.

Our budget doesn’t stretch to building our own pool unfortunately!

More Art and Science

More school trips

A trip to Legoland

More history

More hands on Chemistry

With the new curriculum ‘Cornerstones’ there is a lot more topic work and trips and experiences (not sure about Legoland)

I think we will have to leave real Chemistry until secondary school though as we don’t have science labs!

Sleepovers every year

More baking

More after school clubs

Let’s see how the first one goes and hopefully we can do this every year for the Year 2 children.

More baking – yes please !

A new list of after school clubs will be available soon, they include cheer leading, choir, handball and more.

Invite mummies and daddies in more especially for lunch

We would like to do this but we need to get more tables in for lunch. Hopefully next year we can start this.

It’s already perfect!

Nothing

I like it as it is!

Make it shine

Thank you