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Parent Questionnaires

 

 

 
   

Autumn 2016 Foundation Stage Parent Questionnaire Data

 

At Lawford C of E Primary School we are constantly reflecting upon our provision and practice. Thank you to the 23 parents (77%) who returned the questionnaire. 5% represents one questionnaire. Here are the findings:

 

 

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

 

  1.  

The induction period (picnic, taster sessions and visits to nurseries etc.) was helpful in preparing my child for school.

15 (65%)

7 (30%)

1 (5%)

0

 

  1.  

My child enjoys school and is happy at school

18 (78%)

5 (22%)

0

0

  1.  

My child feels safe at school.

 

17 (74%)

6 (26%)

0

0

  1.  

I am happy with the communication between school and home.

9 (39%)

14 (61%)

0

0

  1.  

Homework activities are relevant, interesting and fun.

12 (52%)

9 (39%)

2 (9%)

0

  1.  

Staff take account of my suggestions and concerns.

10 (43%)

6 (26%)

7 left blank

  1.  

Overall, I am happy with my child’s start at school.

15 (65%)

8 (35%)

0

0

  1.  

If you want to explain any of your answers, or if there is anything else you want write below please give details here.

 

What is Working Well (WWW)

  • My child has had an excellent start to school – thank you to everyone involved!
  • We are very pleased with how well our child has settled into reception, she loves her new school and her reception class!
  • Our child has found the school transition very easy. He has coped brilliantly. Thank you for helping him to settle in so well!
  • Our child has enjoyed his first few weeks, he is settling in but on the whole seems happy. He seems eager to please
  • My child has settled in really well and the induction helped her to settle so I’m really impressed.
  • My child loved the taster session she attended

 

Even Better If (EBI)

 

  • Think the two week induction was too long.
  • I feel that it would have been beneficial to have experienced some morning sessions as well as the afternoon sessions prior to starting full time (x3 comments on this theme)

 

The two week induction allows the teacher to get to know the children really well as they are working with a smaller group of children and can adapt their practices more readily to the needs of the children during this time. Ironically the timings were changed from the timetable last year due to feedback from the previous Foundation Stage parents some of who found it confusing changing from one session to another. We will consider this again for the next cohort.

 

  • There is sometimes a great deal of emails etc all coming out close together which can lead to information overload!

 

Do to the very nature of the academic year, there will always be more communication at the beginning. This is a difficult one to address as some parents feel that there is not enough communication. We are using our website more and posting communication on the latest news section and on class pages. However this is not used by all parents. We will continue to take this into consideration (hence the paper copy today!)

 

  • I think more could have been made visiting and introducing teachers to the children at nurseries other than Little Pumpkins

 

The Foundation Stage teacher or Teaching Assistant attends all settings from which our intake feed in from. We are conscious that this means that they are out of the classroom on these occasions and more visits would mean that the current Foundation Stage class have different adults in their class to cover the teacher or TA being out. Again we will look at this.

 

  • I think reading is enough in reception and we should not have the pressure of additional homework (x2 comments)

 

This is a difficult one to address; some parents would like more and some would like less. The idea of only having to choose 4 out of a possible range of 12 (which can all be done if a child wants to!) is a compromise which is working well. The activities in FS have been pitched to be fun and easily incorporated into home life, e.g. finding shapes around the house.

 

  • I don’t think ice creams should be sold at the school picnic. The focus was on queuing rather than playing

 

We will look at a different system for next year and ensure that children do not have to queue. Playtime and bonding with their buddy are far more important activities.

 

  • Drop off has been confusing. I think there should be a meeting in the first week to talk parents through everything which would help smooth the process and help new and old parents.

 

There was an evening for the new parents of this September’s intake on the 14th June to explain procedures and show parents what to expect. However we can look at an informal meeting in addition to this once children start full time or at least send out clear instructions in the form of written communication or post this on the class page of the website.

 

We have been amazed at how ‘school ready’ this current cohort have been, even at lunchtime which has been commented on by dinner ladies. Thank you for providing feedback. Whilst we may not be able to be able to please 100% parents in every area on the questionnaire, rest assured we are listening and constantly reflecting on our practices and procedures. Thank you.

 

Donna Wenden - Headteacher

 

 

 

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