In 2016, the school conducted their annual parents’ survey to gather the views and feedback of parents and carers. Parents support in taking the time to complete this survey is really appreciated as it gives us a real understanding of your thoughts and feelings about school life,

In 2016, the school conducted their annual parents’ survey to gather the views and feedback of parents and carers. Parents support in taking the time to complete this survey is really appreciated as it gives us a real understanding of your thoughts and feelings about school life,

Highlights from the 2016 survey

We have analysed the survey as a Senior Leadership Team and with governors and wanted to share with you some of the key areas of progress and also some areas for further development. You can read more about this here: Parents Survey 2016 feedback

Highlights from the 2016 Parents’ Survey:

• 100% of parents felt their child was happy at St Helen’s (up from 98% in 2014)
• 98% of parents felt their child was making good progress (up from 90% in 2014)
• 100% of parents said their child felt safe at St Helen’s (also 100% in 2014)
• 100% of parents said their child was taught well (up from 88% in 2014)
• 96% said that pupils are well behaved at St Helen’s, 4% didn’t know (98% in 2014)
• 100% said that the school was well led and managed (up from 70% in 2014)
• 100% said that they felt comfortable with approaching the school with questions or concerns (up from 86% in 2014)
• 100% said that they would recommend the school to another parent (up from 94% in 2014)
• Reception parents said that the recent changes to the reception induction period, including the shortened induction period and the home visits had been well received. We will continue to review this period for September 2016.

Some quotes from parents:

‘Great leadership, enthusiastic teachers. The feeling that all the pupils look out for each other, respect each other and a great mix between all age groups.’

‘Friendly, approachable, committed, enthusiastic staff. Good communication and leadership. A real community feel and seem joined up across the school years.’

‘Strong sense of community, positive outlook. The school has a real feel of moving forward. I’m really pleased to see the introduction of so many after school clubs, offering such a range of activities.’

‘High expectations of all children and encouraging children to always aim high and learn from mistakes.’

‘The school have an approachable teaching team who seem genuinely interested in the welfare and progression, academically, socially and emotionally of all the children’

‘School is very inclusive, nurturing environment for all’

We used an online survey company this year and we have generated a report from this data showing the responses to all of the questions. This report is available for parents here.

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