Every year, we invite you to complete an annual survey of parents and carers. Thank you to the 22 people who completed this year’s survey.
Most of the questions we asked were based on those that Ofsted use for their Parent View. This gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.
We’re delighted that the statements prompted very good responses: the following questions all had a 100% opinion outcome:
- Is your child happy at school?
- Does your child feel safe at school?
- Does St James’ CE Primary make sure its pupils are well-behaved?
- Do we make you aware of what your child learns during the year?
- Does St James’ have high expectations for your child?
- Is your child doing well at school?
- Is there a good range of subjects available to your child?
- Does St James’ CE Primary promote its Christian ethos effectively?
- Our vision is to be a happy and healthy place to achieve and believe. Overall, do we achieve this?
- Would you recommend this school to another parent?
The other questions we asked typically had a positive response rate of 95%.
We asked if you’re aware of bullying at the school. The vast majority of respondents were not aware. However, there was a small minority who said they were. Our definition of bullying is Several Times On Purpose and our solution is Start Telling Other People. Please do make sure you alert us about any concerns you may have.
We asked if you’ve ever had to raise a concern. We’re pleased that the vast majority who had raised something replied that it was dealt with well – ‘On both occasions my concerns were acknowledged within a very short space of time’ and ‘The teacher was great at explaining and helping’ were typical comments. As always, please do make sure you raise concerns – your child’s class teacher is usually around at the end of the day.
The last question was an open-ended one: we invited any comments you may have. There were 12 comments here, and the majority of these were positive – thank you.
[My daughter] has really developed and has thrived in the warm atmosphere and kind yet high expectations of the teaching staff.
I am particularly impressed at how the older children feel a sense of responsibility for the younger students, all the way down through the academic years.
Both my children and I love this school. The staff are wonderful and so caring. I feel the communications are excellent and the children have fantastic opportunities to develop and grow. I appreciate Miss Beatson being present on the school gates each week.
We’re keen to keep improving. We’ll review the suggestions, which included comments about uniform (introduce a polo shirt colour?). We’ll also make sure staff are aware of the praise they’ve earned.
Thank you to those parents / carers who completed the survey.
As always, please contact us with any questions, comments and concerns during the school year.