Views of Our Academy

Parents

A parental questionnaire was sent out on the 4th December 2016. Here are the findings:

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

My child is happy at school.

 

35

51%

32

46%

2

3%

 

 

My child feels safe at school.

 

36

52%

31

45%

1

2%

1

2%

 

My child makes good progress at school.

25

36%

41

59%

1

2%

 

1

2%

My child is well looked after at school.

35

51%

32

46%

2

3%

 

 

My child is taught well at school.

33

48%

35

51%

 

 

 

My child receives appropriate homework for their age.

23

33%

35

51%

9

13%

2

3%

 

Behaviour in school is good.

 

20

29%

43

62%

3

5%

 

3

5%

School deals effectively with bullying.

9

13%

27

39%

1

2%

 

32

46%

The school is well led and managed.

18

26%

36

52%

2

3%

 

13

19%

The school responds well to any concerns I raise.

19

28%

41

59%

2

3%

1

2%

8

12%

I receive information about my child’s progress.

15

24%

44

64%

10

14%

 

2

4%

I would recommend this school to another parents.

19

28%

38

55%

3

5%

1

2%

8

12%


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“I love the school and get good feedback”

“Very happy with my child’s progress, she loves attending class and enjoys waking up for school each morning”

Y1/2

“We have been concerned at our child’s lack of progress over the last 18 months but feel confident he will catch up with the new teachers and management team”

Y2

“My child has progressed lots”

“Very pleased with my child’s progress in all areas”

 Y3

“My child’s teacher has been excellent, nurturing, sense of humour, approachable, unflappable, non-judgemental”

 Y3/4

“My child progresses well and loves school”

“The teacher is awesome.”

 Y5

 “The teacher is a breath of fresh air and I can’t rate her highly enough”

“The new teacher has motivated my child and she is engaged with her work”

“All seems great from our point of view”

Y6D

“I am pleased with the changes this year and the fact there are targeted interventions.”

 General

“Moving my children to this school has been such a good decision. They are happy and settled and are coming on much faster with their learning. Am very happy”

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At East Garforth we want to make sure we are responding to the views of our parents. After the questionnaire a number of parents who requested individual feedback were contacted. It has been valuable for school develoment to take on board their comments. We are currently reviewing parents evening arrangements and how progress is communicated to families. We are also keen to provide further enrichment activities in areas such as music.

 

Pupils

Results of the pupil questionnaire from January 2017

 

Yes

Sometimes

No

Do you like being at this school?

86%

9%

5%

Do you feel safe at school?

79%

11%

10%

Do you find out new things in lessons?

85%

10%

5%

Are your lessons interesting and fun?

73%

15%

12%

Do you get help when you are stuck?

84%

8%

8%

Do you have to work hard?

81%

13%

6%

Do teachers show you how to make your work better?

89%

5%

6%

Do other children behave well?

37%

42.8%

20.1%

Are other children friendly?

78.3%

13.7%

6.8%

Is there an adult you would go to if you were worried at school?

82%

10%

8%

Are teachers fair to you?

82%

13%

5%

Do teachers listen to your ideas?

86%

12%

2%

Are you trusted to do things on your own?

71%

19%

10%

 

 Class feedback

 Y2

 "I love the lessons."

 "I love all the teachers even when I get told off."

 "I like school because it is friendly."

 "I love English because we get to write stories."

 Y3

 "I like hot dinners."

 "I want new playground equipment."

 Y5

 "Sometimes the work is easy but I get challenged a lot."

 "I like it here I feel very safe."

 "School is really fun and I look forward to coming everyday."

 Y6

 "I find out new things in lessons."

 "Lessons are fun."

 "I like the school because the students and teachers are very friendly."

 "I love school because I make new friends everyday."

 "My friend goes to a different school and says she would love to come to a school like this."

 "School staff make me feel safe and I feel like I can talk to someone."

 

To ensure all the views of our children are acted upon analysis of the questionnaires will be used to inform planning of the Social, Moral, Social and Cultural curriculum, including classroom lessons, assemblies and the work of the Academy Council.