Parent and Pupil Feedback

For all we only do questionnaires once a year there is an online platform available for all parents to leave comments about our school – the information on this site is available for OFSTED to look at when performing an inspection so if you have 2 minutes spare please log on to www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/ and give your opinions online.

 

2018/19 Parent Questionnaire 

Below you will see a summary of findings, followed by some commentary about some of the issues you have shared with us.  If you have any questions about this process, or have any issues which have come up throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. 

Number of Responses: 213

Strongly agree or agree

Strongly Disagree or disagree

 

Unsure

My child feels safe at this school.

213

0

 

My child is making good progress at this school.

213

0

 

This school meets my child’s particular needs.

212

1

 

This school ensures my child is well looked after.

212

1

 

My child is taught well at this school.

213

0

 

This school helps my child to develop skills in communication, reading, writing and mathematics.

213

0

 

There is a good standard of behaviour at this school.

213

0

 

My child’s lessons are not disrupted by bad behaviour.

212

1

 

This school deals with any cases of bullying effectively. (Bullying includes persistent name-calling, cyber, racist and homophobic bullying).

211

2

 

This school helps me to support my child’s learning.

213

 

 

This school responds well to my concerns.

213

 

 

This school keeps me well informed.

213

 

 

I would recommend this school to another parent.

Yes: 212

No: 1

 

This school meets my child’s particular needs.

As a school we strive to identify the individual needs of every child and act quickly to meet these whether they are academic or emotional. Pupils are rigorously tracked using school systems and children at risk of marginalisation or underachievement are quickly identified. Vulnerable pupils are tracked carefully as part of school pupil progress meetings and further monitoring is undertaken by the inclusion team who establish the appropriate intervention to support your child’s academic or emotional needs – something which we feel we do very well as a school. We like to work in partnership with parents to ensure their child’s needs are met and actively encourage them to come into school and discuss concerns with the class teacher, head of inclusion, SENCO or Headteacher.

This school ensures my child is well looked after.

At Stranton Primary School, we have very rigorous procedures in place to ensure the safeguarding and welfare of our children and a robust system to monitor and review the effectiveness of these. Our safeguarding strategies underpins the five elements of the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda: be safe, be healthy, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic wellbeing. Here at Stranton, we have a core objective to keep children safe by: providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn in, identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in school, ensuring all staff and adults working within our School are suitable vetted and cleared to work with our young people. Your child’s safety and happiness is paramount to us and our staff strive to provide safe, nurturing environments to allow our children to flourish socially and academically, however should you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing in school I urge you to contact us so we can resolve any issues.

My child’s lessons are not disrupted by bad behaviour.

As a school we believe that the behaviour of children has a direct effect on the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom. Our rigorous school behaviour policy is designed to stop any such disruptions and create a supportive school ethos which recognises and encourages good behaviour. At Stranton Primary School, we have a set of ‘Golden Rules’ which focus on positive behaviour and highlight how we expect our children to behave. We have a hierarchy of consequences to discourage and prevent unwanted behaviour within the school which all of our staff consistently follow. If parents have any concerns surrounding this, please contact your child’s teacher or arrange an appointment with myself or Mrs Grant via the school office.

This school deals with any cases of bullying effectively. (Bullying includes persistent name-calling, cyber, racist and homophobic bullying).

For only 2 parents felt that cases of bullying weren’t effectively dealt with, I feel it is vitally important that every parent knows that any incidents that may arise are taken with the upmost seriousness and urgency. We operate a zero tolerance policy towards bullying of any kind. If parents have any concerns surrounding their child, we urge you to contact school immediately. At Stranton School, parents can talk to their child’s teacher directly, arrange an appointment with myself or Mrs Grant via the school office; or if it is a pressing issue and involves the safety or welfare of a child, parents should contact Mrs Johnson or Mrs Wilson via the School reception.

I would recommend this school to another parent.

Although only 1 parent felt that they would not recommend our school, I feel that it is vital that we work in partnership to overcome any issues that you may have surrounding your child’s education and wellbeing. At Stranton Primary School, we operate an open door policy and actively encourage parents to come into school to discuss any issues or concerns with us. We are always looking to improve and develop our practice and welcome any suggestions from parents to enable us to continue to provide an ‘Outstanding’ education for all of our pupils.

Overall, we are delighted that the vast majority of parents who completed the questionnaire are very happy with the education we provide children at Stranton Primary School and that 99.5% of you would recommend us to other parents.

To finish I thought it would be nice to share with you some of the positive comments left on the forms… thank you once again for taking the time to give us your very important feedback.

‘Stranton School is a brilliant school and all of the staff are great and would recommend Stranton School to any parent’

‘I can’t think of any way to improve it – the school is doing great with what it is doing now’

‘Nothing, the school is excellent as it is now.  Keep up the excellent work’

‘Best school my kids have been to’

‘I would recommend Stranton to any parent!’

 

2018/19 Pupil Questionnaire - EYFS/KS1

We recently asked the children to complete a questionnaire as their thoughts and opinions are very important to us and help us to make school even better. Below is a summary of the findings, followed by additional information about some of the issues they have shared with us which we thought you would find interesting.

We would also appreciate it if you could share these findings with your child.

EYFS/Key Stage 1

Out of 137 Responses

:)

:(

Do you enjoy coming to school?

134

3

Do you enjoy reading?

132

5

Do you enjoy writing?

134

3

Do you enjoy maths?

128

9

Do you feel safe at school?

134

3

Do you know who you can go to when you have a problem?

129

8

Do you feel teachers listen to you?

134

3

Do you get enough homework?

123

14

Do you like getting homework?

130

7


Do you enjoy coming to school?

I am so pleased to see that so many of you enjoy coming to school. You will not realise this now but these are the most enjoyable and fun times of your life and we want everyone to love coming to our school. We know that sometimes school can be challenging but your teacher and all of the other staff are all here to help you. You should never feel alone and know that you can always speak to an adult if you have any worries about coming to school. Your teachers work so hard to try to make your school day stimulating and purposeful and want to make learning fun! At the minute, they are working on a brand new exciting curriculum, which we are sure you are going to love.

Do you enjoy reading/writing/maths?

We understand that sometimes reading, writing and maths can get a little tiresome – especially when we complete it every day. However, these skills are needed in everyday life from reading signs around town, to filling in forms and paying for items you buy so it is very important that we all work hard to develop these skills and give 100% in all of our lessons. You may not realise it but reading exercises our brain, improves concentration, teaches you about the world, improves vocabulary and language skills, develops your imagination and helps you to achieve better in school.

Do you feel safe at school?

It is so important that every one of you feels safe at our school – feeling safe makes learning possible. When you feel safe, you are able to take the risks needed to explore, and to try new things in school. In school your teachers and teaching assistants try to build relationships with you where you feel free to talk to them about anything. They are always there to listen, provide guidance and will help you feel safe and secure. In school, we teach you how to keep yourself safe through assemblies on issues such as e-safety and during PSHE lessons. The children in Year 3 complete pedestrian training and those in Year 6 take part in crucial crew. We also have regular visits from the fire brigade to teach you about fire safety. We have strict procedures in place to ensure you are safe within school and regularly practise fire and lockdown drills so you know how to keep safe in the unlikely event these things ever happen. Our school is always secure – visitors must sign in at the main reception and nobody can get into school without permission. At Stranton, we have a zero-tolerance towards bullying. If any incidents do occur, we try to address and resolve these immediately so that you feel safe and happy once again. We always ask that you resolve any problems with other children without fighting and encourage you to talk to each other about other ways you can work out problems, such as talking it out, walking away, sticking with friends, or telling a trusted adult.

Do you know who you can go to when you have a problem? / Do you feel teachers listen to you?

At Stranton we are lucky enough to have so many approachable and friendly adults that you can speak to should you wish. First and foremost, you need to speak to your teacher about any problems or worries, however if you feel that you can’t then maybe speak to the other adult working in your class or another trusting adult. Mrs Henry, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Wilson are also available to speak with anytime as well as Mrs Grant and Mr Nottingham. Around school, we have worry boxes so if you do not want to talk about your problem or worry then you could write it down instead and post it in the worry box, which is regularly checked, and an adult addresses any issues. We also have the ‘Me Time’ programme where children are given a mentor that they spend time with during the week, and are given opportunities to talk through any worries. Playground buddies are also outside every playtime who are there to support you if you feel alone or troubled. There are also lots of interventions that take place during the week, which are all about supporting you when you feel upset, worried or anxious.

Do you get enough homework? / Do you like getting homework?

We are pleased to see that most of you are happy to complete your homework each week. This is an essential part of your education. When your parents are involved in your learning at home this helps you to achieve in school. Homework helps you to practise news skills that you have learned in class and teaches you how to work independently. Your homework also encourages you to be more responsible and use your own initiative.

 

2018/19 Pupil Questionnaire - KS2

Key Stage 2

Out of 162 Responses

Yes

No

Do you like coming to school?

153

9

Do you like playing out at playtime/lunchtime?

156

6

Is your classroom a happy classroom?

155

7

Do your teachers make lessons fun & exciting?

160

2

Do you know when you have achieved/learned something?

148

14

Do you know what to do to make your work better?

139

23

Do you know when you have done good work?

151

11

Do you feel safe?

152

10

Do you know who you can go to when you have a problem?

151

11

Do you feel your teachers listen to you?

158

4

Do you get enough homework?

138

24

Have you had your own mentor?

67

95


Do you like coming to school?

I am so pleased to see that so many of you enjoy coming to school. You will not realise this now but these are the most enjoyable and fun times of your life and we want everyone to love coming to our school. We know that sometimes school can be challenging but your teacher and all of the other staff are all here to help you. You should never feel alone and know that you can always speak to an adult if you have any worries about coming to school. Your teachers work so hard to try to make your school day stimulating and purposeful and want to make learning fun! At the minute, they are working on a brand new exciting curriculum, which we are sure you are going to love.

Do you like playing out at playtime/lunchtime?

Playtime is an opportunity for you to learn outside of the classroom (believe it or not!) It teaches you how to form friendships, work with others as part of a team and problem solve/accomplish tasks with friends. It also teaches you how to be a leader and how to follow instructions from others – something many of us find tricky.

Playtime also allows you to clear your mind and unwind after being in a classroom setting. Having some time out refreshes you to focus on your lessons once playtime is over. Playtime also improves behaviour in class and allows you to spend some time with your friends. Always make the most of this time out – it is too precious to waste by making poor choices and falling out with others.

Is your classroom a happy classroom?

Creating a happy classroom environment is the key goal for all of our teachers. They all work incredibly hard to make the classroom as fun and relaxing as possible as well as making sure that focused learning is taking. Golden time takes place at the end of every day so that we can end the school day positively with some fun and enjoyment. We also have Feel Good Friday each week, which allows you to select an activity that you enjoy and enriches your experiences at school, away from your normal lessons. To make sure that your classroom is a happy, calm environment, we must have rules in place – this is why we have our school’s golden rules and values. If everyone follows these, school will be a very happy and enjoyable place for everyone.

Do your teachers make lessons fun & exciting?

I am so happy to see that you all agree that your teachers make your lessons fun and exciting. At times, some of the curriculum objectives that teachers have to deliver are difficult to make exciting, however your teachers work hard to plan and resource lessons to motivate and inspire – making learning fun. Once our new curriculum is in place, your lessons will be even better!  

Do you know when you have achieved/learned something? / Do you know what to do to make your work better? / Do you know when you have done good work?

In class, your teacher always shares the learning objective so that you know what you are learning about in that lesson. They also share the success criteria with you so that you know if you have met the outcomes of the lesson. In doing this, they are giving you the opportunity to recognise if you have learned something new or not. Your teachers provide support, encouragement and guidance on how to make your work even better during lesson time whilst you are completing the task and again when they mark your work. The marking in your books is child-friendly so that you can use it to make your next piece of work even better. Your teachers give lots of verbal feedback during lessons so that you know you are on the right track and are completing work to a good standard. Teachers give out merits, stickers and certificates for good work and can even send you to Mr Nottingham or Mrs Grant for a Headteacher award. We also have star pupil each Friday to celebrate the good work that you do. If you ever feel that your good work is not acknowledged feel free to ask your teacher how you have done. 

Do you feel safe?

It is so important that every one of you feels safe at our school – feeling safe makes learning possible. When you feel safe, you are able to take the risks needed to explore, and to try new things in school. In school your teachers and teaching assistants try to build relationships with you where you feel free to talk to them about anything. They are always there to listen, provide guidance and will help you feel safe and secure. In school, we teach you how to keep yourself safe through assemblies on issues such as e-safety and during PSHE lessons. The children in Year 3 complete pedestrian training and those in Year 6 take part in crucial crew. We also have regular visits from the fire brigade to teach you about fire safety. We have strict procedures in place to ensure you are safe within school and regularly practise fire and lockdown drills so you know how to keep safe in the unlikely event these things ever happen. Our school is always secure – visitors must sign in at the main reception and nobody can get into school without permission. At Stranton, we have a zero-tolerance towards bullying. If any incidents do occur, we try to address and resolve these immediately so that you feel safe and happy once again. We always ask that you resolve any problems with other children without fighting and encourage you to talk to each other about other ways you can work out problems, such as talking it out, walking away, sticking with friends, or telling a trusted adult.

Do you know who you can go to when you have a problem? / Do you feel your teachers listen to you?

At Stranton we are lucky enough to have so many approachable and friendly adults that you can speak to should you wish. First and foremost, you need to speak to your teacher about any problems or worries, however if you feel that you can’t then maybe speak to the other adult working in your class or another trusting adult. Mrs Henry, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Wilson are also available to speak with anytime as well as Mrs Grant and Mr Nottingham. Around school, we have worry boxes so if you do not want to talk about your problem or worry then you could write it down instead and post it in the worry box, which is regularly checked, and an adult addresses any issues. We also have the ‘Me Time’ programme where children are given a mentor that they spend time with during the week, and are given opportunities to talk through any worries. Playground buddies are also outside every playtime who are there to support you if you feel alone or troubled. There are also lots of interventions that take place during the week, which are all about supporting you when you feel upset, worried or anxious.

Do you get enough homework?

Homework is an essential part of your education. We know that homework is sometimes the last thing you want to do when you get home from school, however we do try to make the homework you are given manageable – focused on skills you are learning in class. When your parents are involved in your learning at home this helps you to achieve in school. Homework helps you to practise news skills that you have learned in class and teaches you how to work independently. Your homework also encourages you to be more responsible and use your own initiative.

Have you had your own mentor?

Children are given a mentor if they are selected to complete the ‘Me Time’ programme. These sessions are aimed at building confidence, trust and an opportunity to discuss your problems and worries. If you feel that this is something that may help you, please let your class teacher know. Alternatively, if there is an adult in school that you feel you have established a good relationship with, and would like to be your mentor, meeting with you when you require, please let your teacher or Miss Sengelow know.

Overall, we are so happy with the feedback you have given us and will continue to work hard to make school the best it can be for all of our pupils.