Parents

Views of Parents

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Listening to and acting on the views of children and their families is the bedrock of the ownership and commitment children feel for their school and of the strong home school partnerships that support children in achieving the very high standards our school attains.

Through Pupil Voice, our school council, children are constantly involved in school decisions and improvements. Through our ‘open door’ approaches and good communications we constantly keep in touch with parents. None the less the independent Cocentra survey that we commission every two years adds an important independent layer where the views of parents and children about our school can be expressed and analysed.


What Do Parents and Pupils Tell Us About The School?

The Key findings from each section are;

  • “The school clearly has the very strong endorsement of its parent carer community.”
  • “KS1 pupils’ responses are extremely positive overall.”
  • “KS2 pupils’ responses are extremely positive overall.”

The school exceeds national benchmarks in all aspects with parents and children rating all areas as strengths or particular strengths of the school and rating no aspects as areas of weakness.

Overall pupils at KS1 were more positive than national benchmark by 9% whilst KS2 were more positive than national benchmark by a massive 17%.

The explanation here is not that older pupils at Peasedown St John are more positive than our younger pupils, both are equally positive. Rather it is that nationally children become less positive about school as they get older whereas at Peasedown St John School children remain extremely enthusiastic about their school as they move through the older year group.

More Detail From Parents

The whole school experience - rated by 98% as a strength of the school. 

Making a contribution - rated by 82% rated as a strength of the school.

The learning experience - rated by 88% as a strength of the school.

Home school relationships - rated by 83% as a strength of the school.

Well-being – rated by 87% asa strength of the school.

Relationships with staff and other pupils – rated 84% as a strength of the school.

More Detail from KS1 Pupils 

99% of children rated Clarity of Expectations a strength of the school compared to 92% national benchmark

93% of children rated the Learning Experience a strength of the school compared to 84% national benchmark

89% of children rated Making a Contribution a strength of the school compared to 78% national benchmark

95% of children rated Relationships with Staff and Other Pupils a strength of the school compared to 87% national benchmark

97% of children rated Well-being a strength of the school compared to 89% national benchmark

95% of children rated the whole school experience a strength of the school compared to 88% national benchmark

More Detail from KS2 Pupils

99% of children rated Clarity of Expectations a strength of the school compared to 92% national benchmark

93% of children rated the Learning Experience a strength of the school compared to 74% national benchmark

91% of children rated Making a Contribution a strength of the school compared to 70% national benchmark

94% of children rated Relationships with Staff and Other Pupils a strength of the school compared to 78% national benchmark

94% of children rated Well-being a strength of the school compared to 81% national benchmark

96% of children rated the whole school experience a strength of the school compared to 79% national benchmark

Our next Concentra Parent and Pupil Survey will be at or before January 2014.

Parents and other stakeholders may also wish to note Ofsted’s Parent View website: http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/. This is especially useful for parents presenting their views to help inspectors gain a full picture of the school during an inspection. Parents are always notified if an Inspection is to take place