Results of the Parent Questionnaire November 2016
As always, a HUGE thank you for taking the time to complete the recent Parents’ and Carers’ Views Questionnaire. Again, we had a fantastic response of which the results were so positive and encouraging. There were also some very useful feedback, which will help us to improve St Mark's even further with your help.
Take a look at the 'Headlines' below...
100% of our parents would recommend our school to another parent
100% of our parents feel their child is happy at St Mark’s
100% of parents felt the school was a safe environment
100% of parents said they were made to feel welcome when they come into school
100% of parents said they were encouraged to play an active part in the life of the school
100% of our parents felt the school was well led and managed
100% of our parents felt that the newsletters were helpful and informative
100% of our parents felt that the school was well thought of in the community
All families (except 1 who didn't know) felt the school expected their child to achieve their best
All families (except 1 who didn't know) felt the school had a good range on information meetings
Additional comments from parents:
"Supportive, nurturing, very happy place to allow children to learn, well done!"
"St Mark’s is a great school!"
"Teaching and looking after my child, staff very friendly….. I feel welcomed to ask any questions at any time."
"Teaching methods, managing behaviour, providing sense of responsibility in the children and ensuring joyful learning."
"Welcomed by the head every morning and known."
"The staff feel like a stronger team and I feel I know more about how to support my child in their learning through good communication from school."
"Excellent Reception and consistency."
"Nurturing our children and instilling VALUES."
Areas we are trying hard to develop:
Although it is clear that you would like us to further improve the range of activities after school, there was a clear decrease in the amount of parents who responded about their wish for more clubs. Last year 26% of responses indicated a need for improvement as opposed to 13% of responses this year.
One parent responded “The after school clubs last year were a great addition – please continue & increase for the infants – thank you”
Last year we offered a range of after school clubs: cooking, singing, computing, art, Monopoly, Book club, Story sack club, netball, dance, Judo and origami. Recorder club was held at lunchtime and children were able to take part in music lessons with Hampshire Music Services. Something for everyone! I hope you agree that the clubs last year were an improvement and hope to make further changes this year – watch this space!
We continually strive to improve our school and opportunities for our pupils and are working hard on further developing after school clubs even further this year. We are exploring options for pupils to take part in regular weekly sporting clubs and will keep you updated with the progress on this.
Last year we worked hard to raise the profile of the governors in the school and we will continue to do so this year. We will also explore ways for you to understand further the roles and responsibilities of our Governing body and will look to hold our Spring Term Parent forum based on this led by a few of our Governors.
If you should need to contact the governing body, you can write to our Chair of Governors, Mr Mark Bonnett at C/O St Mark's C of E Primary School, Queens Road, Farnborough, Hants GU14 6DU or leave a message for him to contact you by calling the school on 01252 544155