Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Parents, your views matter

One of the key tasks of the Board of Governors is to listen carefully to what our stakeholders have to say about the school. That includes engaging with students, staff and parents. We analyse anonymised results of Parents' Evening Surveys to monitor how school leaders have responded to parental feedback. It's mostly good, but where problems are highlighted we want to ensure that the appropriate action is taken. 

The Ofsted Parent View online survey asks for parents' opinion on twelve aspects of their child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Admittedly, it's a bit of a hassle to do, as you have to create an account and log in before you start giving Oftsed the benefit of your opinion. But what you say can make a real difference, as  the results are shared with the school so we can act on your feedback.

The survey asks parents whether they:  ‘strongly agree’, ‘agree’, ‘disagree’, ‘strongly disagree’ or ‘don’t know’ with the following points:

 • My child is happy at this school
 • My child feels safe at this school
 • My child makes good progress at this school
 • My child is well looked after at this school
 • My child is taught well at this school
 • My child receives appropriate homework for their age
 • This school ensures the pupils are well behaved
 • This school deals effectively with bullying
 • This school is well led and managed
 • This school responds well to any concern I raise

I've completed the survey myself, as have eight other Matravers parents. But it's only when we get to ten that the results are made public. So, c'mon, people! Don't worry, they won't reveal your identity. Just a bar graph showing the survey data. Your views matter, so please take a few minutes to let us (and the world) know what you think of Matravers School via Ofsted Parent View