Parent Feedback

Valley School questionnaire for parents and carers – feedback Sep 19

Thank you to everyone who completed the annual questionnaire to parents and carers at the end of
last school year. Please remember that feedback from families is very important to us. Open and
honest feedback is always welcome, not just via the annual questionnaire. The analysis of this
questionnaire helps to guide our School Improvement Plan for the new school year.
Almost 50% of you completed the questionnaires.
This is a summary of the responses:
Communications – this area showed a high level of satisfaction. You feel welcome in school and value
the information school gives about your child. Teachers worked hard to communicate with families in
ways you told us you preferred e.g. texting or email. Home-school communication is a two way and we
are very appreciative if you can share with us relevant news from home. Many children enjoy staff
talking to them about home, including things such as what your child did at the weekend.
The questionnaire showed that more of you are looking at the school website for information. It is
updated regularly with events that are happening in the borough and contact details of various
agencies. If you haven’t looked at it for a while please log on www.valley.stockport.sch.uk Let us know
what you think.
Those of you who use the parent Facebook site say this is very useful and informative.
Teaching and Learning – I am delighted that you feel the quality of teaching and learning at Valley is
of the highest standard and that your child is making progress in school.
Ethos and standards of behaviour – again your feedback is very positive. Most importantly 100% of
your questionnaires say that your children absolutely love coming to school and you feel that the
school provides a welcoming, safe and secure environment for your child.
Therapy and nursing input – you hold these colleagues in high regard and appreciate the tremendous
work they do with your children.
What we are going to do next.
– Start to use an app called Class Dojo to give you more information about what your child is
learning in school and so parents/carers can share information from home with the class.
– Look at new ways to offer parents more support around challenging behaviour.
Please remember your feedback, suggestions and ideas are important, it’s not a once a year option!
You can contact me at any time. I will always listen and do my best to help or resolve difficulties.
Debbie Thompson
September 2019

 

 

 

Valley School questionnaire for parents and carers                                     

Thank you to everyone who completed the annual questionnaire to parents and carers.      Please remember that feedback from families is very important to us. Open and honest feedback is always welcome, not just via the annual questionnaire. The analysis of this questionnaire helps to guide our School Improvement Plan for the new school year.

65% of nursery parents/carers and 40% of school parents/carers completed the questionnaires.

This is a summary of the responses:

Communications – this area showed a high level of satisfaction. You feel welcome in school and value the information school gives about your child. Teachers worked hard to communicate with families in ways you told us you preferred e.g. texting or email. Home-school communication is a two way and we are very appreciative if you can share with us relevant news from home. Many children enjoy staff talking to them about home, including things such as what your child did at the weekend.

The questionnaire showed that more of you are looking at the school website for information. It is updated regularly with events that are happening in the borough and contact details of various agencies. If you haven’t looked at it for a while please log on www.valley.stockport.sch.uk Let us know what you think.

Teaching and Learning – I am delighted that you feel the quality of teaching and learning at Valley is of the highest standard and that your child is making progress in school.

Ethos and standards of behaviour – again your feedback is very positive. Most importantly 100% of your questionnaires say that your children absolutely love coming to school.

Therapy input – you hold our therapy colleagues in high regard and appreciate the tremendous work they do with your children.

What we are going to do next.

  • Let you know more about lunchtime sports club, Pupil Premium work and integration with local schools.
  • Give more information about children’s learning in the Early Years.
  • Develop our parent/carer support through the appointment of a Family Liaison worker. Jennie Everhard has been appointed to this role.

Please remember your feedback, suggestions and ideas are important, it’s not a once a year option. You can contact me at any time. I will always listen and do my best to help or resolve difficulties.

Debbie Thompson

September 2017     

 

Parent comments from questionnaires July 2017 – examples and common themes

Nursery

Lots of positives

  • Wonderful caring team
  • Challenged and supported him
  • Great facilities and helped to prepare him for school
  • Staff amazing and she has had such a great experience
  • Skills of the staff team, supporting behaviour for instance
  • I feel so happy and satisfied with valley school and hope to see the school flourish

 

Therapy / hydro

  • Very happy with therapy services offered
  • Shame there wasn’t more opportunity to go swimming + not as much physio as I’d hoped for – main thing is that she’s been happy, safe and had loads of lovely social opportunities

 

Change ahead

  • Such a shame that the nursery will no longer be open to m/s children – from mainstream parents

 

Flexibility of places

  • Positives about how we’ve been flexible and accommodated changes part way through the year

Lunches

  • some comments about not being sure what children have eaten
  • Positives about helping to extend the range of food children will eat/or order in which they eat.
  • Helpful and encouraging staff

 

 

School

Lots of positive comments

  • X loves coming to school and has progressed so much this school year. I couldn’t be happier with all of the support and hard work that has been available for x
  • Very happy with his progress
  • Wonderful staff
  • Thank you for all the care you have given him, you have made me feel that he is very special to you
  • Amazing school
  • We feel very lucky that x is able to attend such a lovely school. You can tell that the staff really care for the children and also that the staff love their jobs
  • He’s had a wonderful first year… behaviour improved greatly and he is much calmer

Therapy

  • Good liaison
  • Therapists go over and above
  • SALT has helped my daughter so much
  • We feel they are overworked and not able to move decisions forward quickly e.g timescale in ordering equipment
  • Dr Zubairu clinics in school are fantastic
  • SALT brilliant
  • Music therapy – loved the video clips – he’s made excellent progress

Communication

  • We are always kept well informed
  • Everyone is friendly and approachable

Other significant comments to share

  • We’ve appreciated how clean and tidy x comes home from school – the extra TLC goes a long way
  • Important that the teaching staff liaise with parents about concerns

 

Website – probably more parents saying they look at it than in previous years but still not necessarily used to the full

 

WELL DONE TO THE WHOLE TEAM