April 2016 Parent Consultation
2016 Parent Consultation Summary
Thank you to all the parents who took part in our parent consultation this year. We had a total of 51 responses out of a possible 96 families, demonstrating an increase from 38 responses in the previous 2 years. The responses given are very helpful in evaluating the provision at Frieth school and identifying areas for further improvement.
Highlights from the initial feedback shows that:
- 100% agreed or strongly agreed that their child was safe in school
- 94% agreed or strongly agreed that their child enjoys coming to school
- 94% agreed or strongly agreed that there are good standards of behaviour at Frieth
- 92% agreed or strongly agreed that Frieth school is welcoming and there are opportunities for parents to get involved
- 83% agreed or strongly agreed that their child is encouraged to work hard and try their best and is taught well at Frieth
Despite the actions taken to improve communication since our last survey, this is still the main area for improvement:
- 75% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that the school communicates effectively with parents
- 59% agreed or strongly agreed that the school provides good feedback about their child's progress with 56% agreeing or strongly agreeing that they knew their child's targets.
A separate letter has been sent to parents requesting further clarification on this issue which is also available to download below.
The additional information regarding homework was very helpful and will be used as part of our annual review of the homework policy. The data demonstrates some interesting information:
- 72% agreed or strongly agreed that homework is varied and challenging
- 73% agreed or strongly agreed that their child benefits from formal English and Maths homework
- 66% agreed or strongly agreed that the research homework provided opportunities for creative and practical learning.
- 46% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that their child receives an appropriate amount of homework for his/her age
- 38% agreed or strongly agreed that research homework helps their child become an independent learner.
The data and information given by parents, seems to suggest that the worth of both formal and creative research homework is acknowledged, however, the amount of support provided by parents and the amount of homework given are the issues we will consider as part of our review. More information will be provided once the full review has taken place and any revisions to the homework policy will be communicated with parents at the cohort meetings and curriculum letters in September.