Parent Questionnaire

 

Cottesbrooke Infant and Nursery School 2017 Parents’ Questionnaire Analysis

 

In October 2017 parents were asked to complete a questionnaire about their feelings toward the school

There were 174 responses to the questionnaire:

21 from Nursery, 41 from Reception, 48 from Year 1, 38 from Year 2, 26 from unknown

The following questions were asked:

 

1

My child is happy at this school

2

My child feels safe at this school

3

My child makes good progress at this school

4

My child is well looked after at this school

5

My child is taught well at this school

6

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

7

The school ensures the pupils are well behaved

8

The school deals effectively with bullying

9

The school is well led and managed

10

The school responds well to any concern I raise

11

I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress

12

I would recommend the school to another parent

 

Results from whole school

 

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

Did not comment

1

117

67.2%

56

32.18%

1

0.57%

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

125

71.8%

46

26.4%

1

0.57%

 

 

2

1.14%

1

0.57%

3

107

61.49%

63

36.21%

1

0.57%

 

 

2

1.14%

1

0.57%

4

115

66.09%

59

33.91%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

116

66.66%

57

32.76%

1

0.57%

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

93

53.45%

72

41.38%

1

0.57%

 

 

3

1.72%

5

2.87%

7

105

60.34%

63

36.2%

2

1.14%

 

 

4

2.30%

 

 

8

70

40.23%

63

36.2%

2

1.14%

 

 

34

19.54%

5

2.87%

9

112

64.37%

59

33.9%

 

 

 

 

2

1.14%

1

0.57%

10

104

59.77%

59

33.9%

1

0.57%

 

 

9

5.17%

1

0.57%

11

110

63.22%

59

33.9%

3

1.72%

 

 

2

1.14%

 

 

12

117

67.2%

55

31.6%

 

 

 

 

1

0.57%

1

0.57%

 

 

NB: for the most part any spelling, grammar or punctuation has not been corrected.

Results from Nursery

 

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

Did not comment

1

17

80.95%

4

19.05%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

16

76.19%

4

19.05%

 

 

 

 

1

4.76%

 

 

3

12

57.14%

9

42.86%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

17

80.95%

4

19.05%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

16

76.19%

5

23.80%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

8

38.09%

8

38.09%

 

 

 

 

1

4.76%

4

19.05%

7

15

71.42%

6

28.57%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

10

47.62%

7

33.33%

 

 

 

 

2

9.52%

2

9.52%

9

18

85.71%

2

9.52%

 

 

 

 

1

4.76%

 

 

10

17

80.95%

4

19.05%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

17

80.95%

3

14.28%

1

4.76%

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

18

85.71%

3

14.28%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 of the 21 questionnaires received had additional comments.

What do you like most about the school?

  • Friendliness of the staff – very approachable.
  • I love how friendly & comforting the teachers are to the pupils & parents.
  • Our children have settled in really quickly & seem comfortable & relaxed around the staff
  • Good communication with staff/parents. Friendly enviroment
  • B***** is happy & asks to come on weekends
  • Teachers are very friendly. Look after my daughter. I am pleased to choose this school.
  • Friendly approachable staff.
  • School is very well managed and children feel comfortable with teaching style.
  • Nursery staff have been brilliant making sure that my daughter settles well.
  • How supportive the teachers are.
  • 1) School staff is very cooperative and responsible.

              2) School security.

  • Here teachers are very cooperative.
  • Everything about the school I am very happy about this amazing school.
  • The staff are very co-operative.
  • Teachers

How could we improve the school?

  • No concerns so far – our daughter is in nursery.
  • Nothing to improve very happy with the school.
  • N/A. Keep doing what you are doing!
  • I think school doing good. Keep going on. Good luck.
  • Better parking!
  • More one to one consultation with children would improve the overall learning experience.
  • Not sure as she only started in September.
  • You are doing brilliant well led school
  • By arranging one dish panty every month or two from parents to the school.
  • Happy.
  • Nothing

 

Results from Reception

 

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

Did not comment

1

29

70.73%

11

26.83%

1

2.44%

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

31

75.6%

9

21.95%

 

 

 

 

1

2.44%

 

 

3

25

60.97%

13

31.7%

 

 

 

 

2

4.88%

1

2.44%

4

29

70.73%

12

29.27%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

30

73.17%

11

26.83%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

25

60.97%

14

34.15%

 

 

 

 

1

2.44%

1

2.44%

7

26

63.41%

14

34.15%

 

 

 

 

1

2.44%

 

 

8

16

39.02%

12

29.27%

 

 

 

 

13

31.7%

 

 

9

28

68.29%

13

31.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

24

58.53%

11

26.83%

 

 

 

 

5

12.19%

1

2.44%

11

27

65.85%

13

31.7%

 

 

 

 

1

2.44%

 

 

12

28

68.29%

13

31.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

26 of the 41 questionnaires received had additional comments.

 

What do you like most about the school?

  • All parents are well informed of every aspect of their childs progression and well being.
  • Staff are warm and welcoming.
  • Friendly and approachable staff.
  • School staff members have been very good in doing what they do.
  • The atmosphere – bright, friendly and very encouraging.
  • Lovely people, colourful, friendly staff.
  • I like everything about the school. All my children have attended this school since my first child started in 2003. Six of my children have attended this school, and I did not want to send my children anywhere else.
  • The children are encouraged to engage all faiths & identity of the children is promoted & supported.
  • Teachers, education. My son is more than happy here!
  • The school has a friendly atmosphere with a positive ethos.
  • its a well organised school.
  • Everything. Such a great school.
  • Workshops.
  • School management, teachers are very co-operative.
  • Polite teachers.
  • They have welcomed my child and he seems comfortable and happy.
  • The staff and the enviroment. Always listen to any concerns.
  • The teachers are very helpful, and also all the events off different religions and cultures.
  • Always keeps me up to date with her progress & if she need to improve on things.
  • Friendly + welcoming.
  • The mix of nationalies and backgrounds of pupils.
  • Well organised, parents kept well informed. My daughter loves it here.
  • Everyone is friendly and nice.
  • The training session for parents showing how you teach.
  • How all staff help about with all children regardless of different form grops.

 

How could we improve the school?

  • N/A
  • Keep the good work up.
  • N/A
  • Nothing needs improving from my point of view.
  • I sometimes feel too much is asked from parents re contributing to school fund. This can be difficult for parents & make some feel pressured
  • Not sure, everything seems good.
  • Ensure all children learn despite any issues, in regard to language, disability etc.
  • Nothing.
  • Keep it up. Wish you best of luck.
  • A free ride home J
  • Teach them also give homework a lots.
  • N/A
  • More timely comms.
  • Wider ethnic meal choice.
  • Nothing I can think off.

Results from Year 1

 

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

Did not comment

1

39

81.25%

9

18.75%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

38

79.16%

9

18.75%

1

2.08%

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

40

83.33%

7

14.58%

1

2.08%

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

36

75%

12

25%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

37

77.08%

10

20.83%

1

2.08%

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

34

70.83%

14

29.16%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

35

72.91%

11

22.91%

1

2.08%

 

 

1

2.08%

 

 

8

24

50%

18

37.5%

1

2.08%

 

 

5

10.41%

 

 

9

36

75%

11

22.91%

 

 

 

 

1

2.08%

 

 

10

33

68.75%

14

29.16%

 

 

 

 

1

2.08%

 

 

11

35

72.92%

11

22.91%

1

2.08%

 

 

1

2.08%

 

 

12

38

79.16%

9

18.75%

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2.08%

 

28 of the 48 questionnaires received had additional comments.

 

What do you like most about the school?

  • Friendly and always welcoming.
  • Staff are very helpful.
  • P**** enjoys coming to school and is happy with teacher
  • The teachers are lovely to the children and adults. I am very proud of O*****’s progress in this school and how she’s made friends, she also says everyday that she’s had fun and learnt something new.
  • Everything.
  • I like most about the school that J****** is happy to come school and like and also is learning very well and comeing on well.
  • Mixed ethnicity helps children understand more about each other.
  • Teaching staff do an excellent job.
  • Homework & support
  • We are very happy how well J***** has come on from reception and going back to class from Beehive.
  • Inclusion, diversity, the smiles and achievements.
  • Early bird club. Halal/veg meals happy with everything J
  • Great staff, feel improved
  • Everyone is treated equal.
  • Everything.
  • Y**** needs help her homework in school as mum can’t help at home.
  • What I like about the school, is when a child has done very well, good attendance, they get praised for their efforts.
  • The staff. They’re so caring and approachable.
  • Open relationship between home & school. Mrs Kaur, shes a real “Superwoman” always helpful and very much loved by both boys.
  • Everything I am very happ about this school.
  • The inclusion programme the school have for SEN children.
  • Making sure the children are happy and they are taught to their ability.
  • I like that my child is doing very well at this school and I’m happy that she’s doing well.
  • General ethos
  • The teachers are very helpful. There is a big progress in their reading and writing.
  • With M******’s needs the school has really helped him.
  • How close it is to school so K***** can walk to school for exercise.
  • Friendly staff available to speak to you.

 

How could we improve the school?

  • Nothing all 4 children have been through the school.
  • …have nothing to improve, I’m happy with my daughter in this school.
  • More challenging home work
  • Lunch – maybe try to get child to eat different ford – my daughter only ever eats cheese sandwiches when lots of hot food is available.       Maybe to encourage them to try other dinners.
  • Update on child progress if any concerns.
  • I’ll have a think.
  • Maybe more afterschool clubs for e.g. swimming, dance, sports to gain confidence. Unfortunately M***** didn’t get a place, she was interested in dance class.

Breakfast club would be good to encourage kids to have breakfast as she struggles in the morning.

  • More notice before assemblies and dress up days.
  • Its perfect.
  • Nothing I can think of that needs improvement!
  • Nothing I can think of.
  • Maybe talk about more healthy foods and so on.
  • Happy.
  • Generally happy.
  • I found everything is fine.
  • More assembly plays
  • Expect more from the kids. I feel sometimes when the kids are a little behind staff just accept it.

* the parent who disagreed with statement 2 is concerned about terrorists and the risk they pose in general

Results from Year 2

 

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

Did not comment

1

23

60.53%

15

39.47%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

28

73.68%

10

26.31%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

18

47.37%

20

52.63%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

22

57.89%

16

42.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

22

57.89%

16

42.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

17

44.74%

21

55.26%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

21

55.26%

17

44.74%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

14

36.84%

15

39.47%

1

2.63%

 

 

8

21.05%

 

 

9

23

60.53%

15

39.47%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

20

52.63%

17

44.74%

 

 

 

 

1

2.63%

 

 

11

20

52.63%

17

44.74%

1

2.63%

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

23

60.53%

15

39.47%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 of the 38 questionnaires received had additional comments.

 

What do you like most about the school?

  • Structure and standard education
  • The environment, friendly staff, clean school.
  • Teachers are very approachable if I have any concerns.
  • Teachers are lovely & very approachable if I need to speak to them.
  • The staff and the teaching.
  • Welcoming atmosphere, committed & engaged teachers, the diversity and recognising different religions & cultures.
  • Teaching styles
  • Inclusive
  • Friendly and always inform you of your childs progress.
  • Well integrated and the children are valued in every aspect.
  • Good school with good teachers.
  • The staff are easy to talk to and deal with any concerns well. My daughter is well looked after and enjoys coming to the school. I think my daughter is progressing very well while at this school. Well done to the school.
  • Workshops
  • Playground area & access to gardening.
  • Dinners, teachers – playground
  • Very friendly staff, always willing to listen to any concerns.
  • Kids like their teachers and school authorities handle situations very professionally.
  • This is a school that both his father and grandfather attended. It is very clean + tidy and I know that A***** is safe.
  • We’ve had several children come through this school now and each one has been happy and progressed well. Everyone is happy and easy to approach when needed.
  • The level of support provided by the school to my child and the ability of the staff.
  • My son loves learning everything & he likes his teacher.
  • Education – hygeine – punctuality.
  • School clubs

 

How could we improve the school?

  • Not sure.
  • More homework.
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Nothing obvious – hoping the change in school meals encourages O***** to eat better.
  • Through frequent (at least weekly/2 weekly) feedback about child’s academic progress on the aspects he/she is weak.
  • No suggestions present.
  • Advise parents not to park vehicles on double yellow lines AM/PM as this causes concerns when crossing roads with children.
  • Introduce mathaletic’s in school homework.
  • * Have “fun days” like in the juniors.

* My son would have loved to be given a chance to get the ‘job’ on “take-over day”.

* He thinks it would be nice if the school had a trampoline.

  • Better communication with regards to when PE lessons are, lack of information at the start of term.

Results from Unknown

 

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

Did not comment

1

9

34.61%

17

65.38%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

12

46.15%

14

53.85%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

12

46.15%

14

53.85%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

11

42.3%

15

57.69%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

11

42.3%

15

57.69%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

9

34.61%

15

57.69%

1

3.85%

 

 

1

3.85%

 

 

7

8

30.77%

15

57.69%

1

3.85%

 

 

2

7.69%

 

 

8

6

23.08%

11

42.3%

 

 

 

 

6

23.08%

3

11.54%

9

7

26.92%

18

69.23%

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3.85%

10

10

38.46%

13

50%

1

3.85%

 

 

2

7.69%

 

 

11

11

42.3%

15

57.69%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

10

38.46%

15

57.69%

 

 

 

 

1

3.85%

 

 

 

14 of the 26 questionnaires received had additional comments.

 

What do you like most about the school?

  • They care a lot.
  • Nice reception class staff always smiling and willing to here of any issues concerning my child.
  • My child enjoys coming to school.
  • Teaching staff & teaching methods.
  • Everyone treated the same.
  • The way the children are taught
  • Friendly teachers and staff. Always there to assist
  • Teachers are helpful and understanding.
  • The school is multicultural which is good for the children.
  • That they care about my child.
  • The teacher’s and teaching assistant’s are very friendly and helpful.
  • There is nice teachers and staff.
  • Teaching the teacher are good.
  • Giving children the opportunity to raise their opinions. (Councellor)

 

 

How could we improve the school?

  • All good!
  • School dinners
  • Deal with ongoing problem behaviour and root out rather than let it carry on.
  • Carry on with everything that is being done now.
  • The school is to the standard.
  • * Photo’s loaded on to school website showing activities undertaken.

* To push the child in aim to progress further (where possible).

* Have greater targets than National Curiculum.

  • More better teaching and learning.