Parent Feedback

Results of Parent Survey June 2018

We collect parents’ views ourselves rather than through the Ofsted ParentView site so that we can ask a wider range of questions and get comments from parents and carers. Thank you to the 58 people who responded to our recent Parent Survey. This feedback has been useful in monitoring our progress. Several of you took the chance to make comments, which have provided useful specific information.

Summary of Feedback

I am delighted to say that all scores were positive, with many averaging between agree and strongly agree. We improved in 7 out of the 13 areas compared with last year and remained the same in 3 areas. In particular, your feedback shows improvement overall in the quality of teaching, the progress you feel your child is making, the feedback you receive and the quality of leadership.

Last year, you said that more areas than just music and drama would benefit from running enrichment activities. There was an improvement in sporting clubs and competitions last year and the feedback on this has been positive.

The areas which emerged as your priorities for further improvement were:

You said:

We will:

Can we address any poor behaviour and bullying more quickly

Our new Behaviour Policy was introduced in September 2018. It is a priority of this policy to ensure that any disruption is dealt with swiftly. Our new approach to behaviour management is designed to be more effective in teaching students how to manage their own behaviour because they will learn to think about the impact on others. As well as demonstrating that we deal with any behaviour that does not match our three rules of Safe, Respectful and Ready to Learn, we also have more ways to ensure that students can come forward with any concerns. Our school counsellor Rachel Birks manages a team of Sixth Form peer mentors and we have more mentors from local youth organisations working in school. So, in addition to our excellent team of Pastoral Support Workers, students have many ways to tell someone if they are worried about bullying.

Homework is appropriate

Last year the concerns were mainly about too much homework. This has altered now to concerns being more about too little, but mainly about communication of homework. Having revised our Teaching and Learning and Behaviour and Assessment Policies we will be looking at Homework as well as Marking and Feedback this year.

There were some very positive comments about the school which were appreciated. Most pleasing was how many of you would recommend Wood Green School to another parent, which has gone from 82% in 2013/14 to 93% this year. Our aim is to continue to make Wood Green a place for happy and successful students and staff, with happy parents. Your support is very important to us.

Thank you again for responding.

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