Please find below the results from our recent CIS Parent Survey.
WHAT IS WORKING WELL – WWW
As previously mentioned the results were very positive. There were 54 questions in total for our parents. For 43 of the 54 questions, parents responded with a 90% “agree or strongly agree” response. Out of the 54 questions, 50 questions saw an 85% or higher parental response of “agree or strongly agree”.
We are very proud of the responses as the key ingredients of being a successful school have received a very positive response. These areas include
- Supportive environment
- Physical and emotional environment
- Health and Safety (inc children feeling safe)
- Student Engagement
- Quality staff
- Parental Communications
- Mission/Vision drives the school forward
- Relationship management
- Curriculum and academic support is strong
- Children are appropriately challenged
- Respect for diversity
EVEN BETTER IF – EBI
As a school the information has been useful to find areas that we can improve on. We had 4 questions scoring lower than an 85% response of agree or strongly agree. The 4 questions (see bottom of table below) relate to knowing the children before they enter Peak School, the bus system, community service and reviewing the School Mission and Vision.
- Unique abilities and needs of my child were identified prior to entry into the school – we have the You Tell Us so we really need to ensure that all new parents see this as an opportunity to share this information. Also, as from next year, we will be putting the You Tell Us questionnaire in the admissions pack so those families that arrive after the start of the school year still have an opportunity to share with the teacher specific information about their child.
- I am satisfied with the school’s bus system – I have shared this result with the PTA and they are in the process of surveying the bus families to better understand what the issues are. Parents, who have children who go on the bus, can expect to receive a survey in the next week or so.
- School Programmes provide sufficient opportunities for my child to participate in community service (admittedly 14% of parents responded that this question was not applicable) – we don’t use the term community service as we prefer the term “take action”. Our children are constantly taking action as part of their units so we have to look at ways to promote this within our school community so that everyone is aware of what our children are doing.
- I have been invited to discuss and/or review the school’s Mission, Vision and Values – the response of 67% of those that agree or strongly agree did not surprise us as we don’t review our Mission, Vision and Values every year. We do it it about every 3-4 years meaning not everyone will have been involved. We are due to review our Mission, Vision and Values next year (is the wording still appropriate, relevant etc). The year after that we will start to review whether or not our community understands what the Mission actually means.
We are also focusing on those questions that received a 85%-90% response rate of agree or strongly agree. Whilst this is a very high score we do feel that these areas still need to be reviewed. I will talk to these next time.