Families Questionnaire Spring 2018
Feedback from the survey was overwhelmingly positive in a number of key areas. 100% of respondents felt that the school has a clear understanding of the needs of their child. 97% reported that they agreed or strongly agreed that their child’s wellbeing was fully catered for at school, and that there is a good partnership between home and school. These demonstrate the impact of the work that Dysart has been doing both to promote pupil and staff wellbeing and to provide better support for families.
Whilst families reported that they are happy with certain aspects of how Dysart supports them (developing good partnerships, induction events for parents of new pupils), there are some specific areas that families would like school to work on:
- Families would like to know more about what is going on across the school as a whole
- Families would like to see more forms of communication in addition to home-school diaries: more frequent newsletters, parent workshops, use of apps to support communication
The overall number of responses received was 46, which represents 47% of the pupils at the school. Following the initial notification to families, there were two follow-up reminders. The low response rate is a concern. The school is currently in the process of adding text in the most common languages used by families aside from English to the headed paper used on all school correspondence to support those families who do not have a strong grasp of written English. Dysart is also currently exploring the possibility of linking parental feedback to the EHCP process so that feedback can be gathered from a greater proportion of the school’s parents.
Full details of the results of the families’ survey can be obtained by contacting the school office at Dysartemail@example.com