Adswood Primary School

Enjoy, Believe, Achieve

Parent Questionnaire

 

 

 Parent Questionnaire – June 2017 

 

 

Strongly Agree

Agree

Sometimes

Disagree

The school is welcoming

 

38

68%

18

32%

 

 

My child enjoys coming to school

 

44

80%

10

18%

1

2%

 

My child feels safe at school

 

39

68%

16

28%

2

4%

 

The school understands and responds to my child’s needs

 

33

59%

14

25%

9

16%

 

My child is taught well at school

 

37

66%

17

30%

2

4%

 

My child is making good progress

 

37

66%

12

21%

7

13%

 

My child is encouraged to work hard and do their best

 

39

70%

17

30%

 

 

My child enjoys a range of extra-curricular activities

 

28

53%

16

30%

7

13%

2

4%

The school communicates with me effectively about school events and activities

27

49%

13

24%

14

25%

1

2%

The school seeks my views and listens to my concerns

 

26

46%

22

40%

8

14%

 

There is a good standard of behaviour at Adswood Primary School

27

48%

25

45%

4

7%

 

The school deals with any incidents of bullying effectively

 

28

53%

18

34%

4

7%

3

6%

There are opportunities for parent to get involved in school life and events

36

65%

18

33%

1

2%

 

I think the school is well led and managed

 

36

64%

20

36%

 

 

My child is encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle

 

33

59%

20

36%

3

5%

 

I would like parent workshops in English and maths

 

17

33%

20

39%

3

6%

11

22%

My child is encouraged to positively contribute to the wider community

22

42%

24

46%

6

12%

 

I would recommend Adswood Primary School to another family

38

68%

18

32%

 

 

 

Parent Questionnaire – September 2016 (Baseline) 

89 questionnaires were returned - thank you! 

 

 What should we do less of or stop doing? 

  • Honesty at parents evening. Don’t just say ‘doing well’. Let the parents know more. 
  • Bring children out at home time better and on time. 
  • Being late collecting children off playground – especially Mondays. 
  • Home time collection – needs changing 
  • Favouring challenging children when the children who behave go unnoticed. 
  • The plastic home folders – sharp and plastic 
  • Less homework 
  • Stop employing parents off Adswood – don’t think it’s fair on children and parents. I don’t feel like I can come in over certain things as don’t want the parents in work knowing. 
  • Employing unqualified staff in the classroom –either employ qualified people or make sure they are working towards a qualification. 
  • End of day 
  • Other children are on behaviour log – it should be confidential 
  • More notice given for events 
  • Time to speak to the teachers at end of school day 
  •  Sharing sun hats 
  • Too many people from the local community working in school 
  • Listen to parents concerns 
  • Homework 
  • Red and Blue years are confusing for parents 
  • Communication 
  • See through book bags 
  • Assemblies at peak times 
  • Football matches when parents have to work 
  • Badly behaved parents  
  • Peer Massage 
  • End of day 
  • Short notice for things 
  • Sorting out nits 

What should we start doing? 

  • Interact with parents  
  • Taking more care of pupils jumpers  
  • After school clubs 
  • Look through children’s work at parents evenings 
  • Halal meals for lunch 
  • After school activities 
  • Sort end of day- seeing children out 
  • More trips 
  • Ride to school week 
  • Road safety 
  • Reading books 
  • More projects 
  • Stagger leaving times 
  • Weekly exams and sharing results with parents 
  • Teacher identifies areas of development for child 
  • More communication of child’s skills and improvements 
  • Weekly progress update 
  • Be honest to parents about child’s progress. 
  • More foreign languages 
  • Cooking and growing herbs and vegetables 
  • More sports 
  • School fun days 
  • Parents to visit classrooms to see children working 
  • Change doors children come out of 
  • More geography lessons in school 
  • Internet safety 
  • Sex education/Personal Hygiene 
  • Give more information about the way work is marked 
  • Understand that some haven’t got the money a week in advance for clubs 
  • Holiday clubs 
  • An insight into a typical school day 
  • Day trips each month 
  • Residential trips 
  • Gymnastics club 
  • Sending letters as well as texts 
  • Older children and reading certificates 
  • More notice given for parents to see sporting events etc 
  • More communication 
  • Reception class children settling in sessions for parents 
  • Story morning before school 
  • Parents to be involved – open days 
  • Help with school trips. Fun days 
  • Signing club 
  • Small group trips for excellent behaviour 
  • Class of the week have a fun afternoon on a  Friday 
  • Breakfast club children to remain in school until classes are in 
  • Assemblies shorter 
  • Book bags 
  • Starter pack for parents 
  • Not all sports 
  • A nursery book for home 
  • More homework 
  • Maths groups 
  • Information about school dinners 
  • Charity work – bring  the community together 
  • Newsletters 

 

What are we doing well and should continue? 

  • Friday assembly 
  • Less homework 
  • More science 
  • Praise – stickers  
  • Positive encouragement 
  • Skills road map for stickers 
  • Football team 
  • Standard of education 
  • Staff are amazing and should continue what they are doing 
  • Assemblies 
  • Sign language 
  • Making my children happy 
  • Fun, loving, happy approach 
  • Smiles 
  • Smiler of the week 
  • Each member of staff take the time to know each chid by their first name 
  • Everything 
  • Running the school 
  • Pushing children to achieve 
  • Everything – I love the school and my daughter does as well 
  • A warm welcoming school with the children at the heart 
  • It was time to change the headteacher – Mrs Smart is a great choice – the changes so far are just right 
  • Makaton 
  • School meals 
  • Reading books 
  • Being brilliant 
  • Educating 
  • I cant fault the school – accommodates any needs – my child has progressed massively 
  • Pleasant, smiley staff 

Any other comments 

  • End of day needs to be changed 
  • Looking forward to seeing changes and watching our children grow 
  • More involvement in special days – world book day 
  • Cake bakes  - parent learning afternoons 
  • Seats for disabled people in assemblies 
  • Further communication with parents 
  • What the curriculum looks life for my child 
  • Open afternoons to see what my child is doing 
  • It seems all the pupils who parents work there get privileges over others 
  • Road safety / bike safety 
  • Netball teams 
  • More focus on the more able children 
  • Excellence needs to be noticed 
  • Mental health support – someone to talk to 
  • World book day 
  • Reception class open time 
  • Feedback on school dinners 
  • Parents events 
  • Listen to parents 
  • Employment of parents 

  

In 3 words describe Adswood Primary School. 

  • Good, happy, bright 
  • Welcoming, hard-working, supportive 
  • Welcoming, happy, understanding 
  • Fantastic, amazing, outstanding 
  • Welcoming, accommodating, friendly 
  • Unique, family ethos 
  • Fun, friendly, welcoming 
  • Outstanding, brilliant, fun 
  • Friendly, educational, happy 
  • Inspiring, fun, committed 
  • Safe, friendly, heart of the community 
  • Brilliant, amazing, outstanding 
  • Excellent, hard working 
  • Big, happy family 
  • One big family 
  • Outstanding, fun, clean 
  • New head – best decision ever! 
  • Happy, educational, helpful 
  • A crackin school! 
  • Outstanding, inclusive, nurturing 
  • Ready for change! 
  • Down to earth 
  • Brilliant! – only one word needed 
  • Absolutely amazing 
  • Friendly, community, safe 
  • Happy, loud and proud! 
  • Aspiring, motivating, outstanding 
  • Busy 
  • Friendly, uninformative and discontent 
  • Welcoming, unique and outstanding 
  • Positive, trustworthy, safe 
  • Promising, happy, special 
  • Very good school 

 

Find the results of the 2015 Ofsted survey here