Parent and child questionnaire feedback

Parental Questionnaires 2018/2019

Thank you for completing the questionnaire at Parents’ Evening. We had 95 questionnaires filled out which related to 140 pupils.

We know that it takes time to complete these so when we receive the questionnaires we look carefully at the responses. If there are any suggestions or considerations made by parents then either myself, Mrs Reece or Mrs Gowanlock have contacted and discussed them individually with each parent.

Your feedback has been very supportive and you have recognised that we are working really hard to improve outcomes for all children. We know there are always areas to improve and we have acted on your replies.

One area to further develop is to share the role of Local Advisory Board (LAB). Last year we featured each local advisory body member in the newsletter to highlight the members, their skills and expertise and how to contact them. We will repeat this this year also add further details on the website. Thank you for your time and your thoughtful reflection and for being part of the school improvement journey to help make Manor Way the best that it can be, for all children.

Please see the findings below.The numbers in brackets are the numbers of replies.

 

 

February 2018/2019

October 2017/2018

October  2016/2017

Total

Agree

Disagree

Don’t Know

Total

Agree

Disagree

Don’t Know

Total Agree

Disagree

Don’t Know

My child is taught well at this school.

100%

 

 

 100%

(60 replies)

0%

0%

86%

8%

6%

This school is well led and managed.

99%

(94 replies)

1%

(1 reply)

 

97%

(58 replies)

0%

3%

(2 replies)

56%

26%

8%

My child makes good progress at this school.

99%

(94 replies)

1%

(1 reply)

 

97%

(58 replies)

3%

(2 replies)

0.%

89%

8%

3%

My child is happy at school.

100%

 

 

97%

(58 replies)

1.5%

(1 reply)

1.5%

(1 reply)

100%

0%

0%

My child is well looked after at this school.

100%

 

 

98%

(60 replies)

1.5%

(1 reply)

0%

94%

3%

3%

My child feels safe at school.

99%

(94 replies)

1%

(1 reply)

 

97%

(58 replies)

3%

(2 replies)

0%

100%

0%

0%

This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.

100%

 

 

88%

(53 replies)

10%

(6 replies)

1.5%

(1 reply)

78%

19%

3%

My child receives appropriate homework for their age.

98%

(93 replies)

2%

(2 replies)

 

83%

(50 replies)

15%

(9 replies)

1.5%

(1 reply)

68%

24%

9%

This school deals effectively with bullying.

75%

(71 replies)

1%

(1 reply)

21%

(23 replies)

68%

(41 replies)

3%

(2 replies)

29%

(17 replies)

45%

19%

36%

This school responds well to any concerns I raise.

99%

(94 replies)

1%

(1 reply)

 

79%

(47 replies)

7%

(4 replies)

15%

(9 replies)

76%

9%

15%

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

99%

(94 replies)

1%

(1 reply)

 

82%

(49 replies)

17%

(10 replies)

1.5%

(1 reply)

57%

37%

6%

I understand the role and responsibility of the governing body.

82%

(78  replies)

5%

(5 replies)

13%

(12replies)

63%

(38 replies)

25%

(15 replies)

12%

(7 replies)

62%

32%

6%

I know how to contact the governing body if I needed to.

80%

(76  replies)

 

9%

(9  replies)

10%

(10 replies)

65%

(39 replies)

23%

(14 replies)

12%

(7 replies)

53%

35%

12%

Would you recommend this school to another parent?

99%

(94 replies)

1%

(1 reply)

 

93%

(56 replies)

0%

7%

(7 replies)

68%

26%

6%

Additional Parental comments: What are the great things about Manor Way Primary Academy?

●      Lovely school, My child never complains about going to school

●      My child is happy at school and doing really well

●      My child is very happy and absolutely loves school. She loves learning and loves a challenge. I feel that the school encourages her to do more through the reward system.

●      All of the extracurricular activities and after school clubs that are available

●      The excellent staff and standards of teaching

●      Headteacher’s commitment to the children and raising standards

●      The smart school uniform

●      Increased school trips

●      Small classes resulting in better teaching, more personal touch and better environment for pupils to learn and develop relationships

●      For a small school, has amazing opportunities (Forest School, swimming, after school clubs, WAT games/conference

●      Leadership team

●      School seems to be a family. They look after my kids very well

●      Small family environment

●      Community feel is lovely, inclusive, open and welcoming

●      Great facilities for children, open/green space is excellent

●      Very effective and useful communication via ParentMail

●      School feels safe

●      Staff are friendly and I enjoy that parents are greeted on the gates

●      Everything!

●      Good at motivating progress through reward, excellent control of the children during assemblies/Christmas concert.

●      Children talk about school lessons in a positive way, very engaged, appropriate homework

●      Supportive re Speech & Language and taking action

●      Nice, small school so lots of individual attention for the children

●      My child is happy about going to school and she is improving from week to week

●      Plenty of trips for the children to enjoy

●      Teachers are nice

●      Extra clubs (TT rockstars), supportive teachers

●      Swimming lessons and forest school

●      Big focus on feeling safe, physical and emotionally healthy

●      Helpful and accommodating staff

●      Manners and values taught to pupils

●      School has fantastic ethos

●      Communication with class teacher is fantastic

●      School encourages my child to do more through the reward system

●      Good understanding teachers with children’s best interest at heart

●      Great safety outside school by introducing double yellow lines

●      Good leadership, the school is improving all the time

●      The amazing teachers, approachable staff

●      Flexibility in teaching content and taking account of different abilities

●      Effective care, guidance and support

●      Excellent range of after school activities

●      Kind, caring Preschool staff

●      High expectations

●      Lovely, stimulation environment. School is neat and tidy

●      Behaviour of the children is very good

●      Good interventions provided where needed

●      Excellent standard of teaching

●      Regularly informed on our children’s progress

●      Happy place to learn

●      Getting a teacher into minis

●      Friendly and fabulous

●      Self esteeming boosting opportunities (ie Chicken crew, Junior Leadership team, Playground pals)

Parental thoughts: How can we make further improvements to Manor Way Primary Academy?

●      Nothing! Keep up the good work - thank you for everything

●      KS1 playground could do with improvements (but we know there is a lack of school funds) School Action: Fundraising ongoing

●      Whilst staff changes are inevitable, we look forward to increased continuity of staff over the short to medium term

●      Puddle around Class R/Preschool corner. School Action: Site manager investigating remedial work

●      Even more focus on good behaviour and reward charts School Action: Share this with Senate for discussion

●      Christmas pantomime trip/Breakfast with Santa. School Action:Preschool and Rec visit Santa and Santa visits Manor Way at the Christmas Fair

●      Less worksheets for homework for the younger ages, more creative, fun homework. School Action: Shared with class teachers

●      School communication-more advance notice for trips/special days/ competitions especially if payments are needed and what pupils need to bring in (2 responses) School Action: Headteacher discussed with parents where we can make improvements

Manor Way Primary Academy
Brier Mill Road,
Halesowen,
West Midlands.
B63 3HA
Telephone: 0121 272 7310
Email: information@manor.windsoracademytrust.org.uk