Parent Survey 2019/2020

Each year we ask parents to complete a short questionnaire to enable us to gather their views on how we are doing across a number of key areas. The feedback we receive then forms an integral part of the College’s Development Planning.

 

Parent Survey Results

91% of parents agreed that: "My child is happy at this College"

96% of parents agreed that: "My child feels safe at this College"
85% of parents agreed that: "My child makes good progress at this College"
94% of parents agreed that: "My child is well looked after at this College"
95% of parents agreed that: "My child is taught well at this College"
88% of parents agreed that: "My child receives appropriate homework for their age"
87% of parents agreed that: "This College makes sure its pupils are well behaved"
82% of parents agreed that: "This College deals effectively with bullying"
90% of parents agreed that: "This College is well led and managed"
89% of parents agreed that: "This College responds well to any concerns I have"

85% of parents agreed that: "I receive valuable info from the College about my child's progress"
90% of parents agreed that: "I would recommend this College to another parent"


Parent Testimonials

“College events are incredibly well done by all staff and I very much enjoy meeting with my child’s teachers.”

“Well lead, high standards. I feel the staff really put the pupils and their welfare first. I could not speak more highly of the staffing team at SJH.””

“I have found the school to be great at keeping me informed”

“Regular communication and receiving emails from my child’s teachers has been fantastic”

“I already know all of the teachers and they are always polite, warm and welcoming.”

“Staff members are friendly and efficient; any concern is top priority. The communication is outstanding and they are always willing to help anyway they can.”

“The support of the teachers and their professionalism is outstanding”

“The College has supported the development of my child in such a short space of time. He has become a very independent young man who takes pride in his work, his punctuality and his appearance.”

Teachers care about their students well-being, not just academic success.”

“My child has improved more from being at SJH in a few weeks then they ever did at their previous school.”
“The enthusiasm of the staff reflects in the children’s positive attitude to their learning. I always really appreciate the phone calls when the boys have achieved something special in their lessons.”

While the results of the survey were overwhelmingly positive anything short of 100% satisfaction leaves room for improvement.


Areas we would like to improve even further...

Communication and engagement with Parents


What we are doing already:


All staff have email addresses and can be emailed with concerns at any time.
College website has been redesigned
Six parents evenings per year.
Four reports sent to parents on progress and conduct.
We have employed non-teaching staff into the pastoral teams to enable parents to speak to someone during the day.
Improved communication and correspondence with our termly parent newsletter.
Introduced the SIMs Learning Gateway.
Annual survey to parents to gather feedback to inform College Development

What we will do differently:

Review the format and booking system for parent’s evenings
Develop the SIMs parent app to promote key events, clubs and opportunities for students.
Develop the use of online platforms / Parent app to communicate student conduct and praise. 

What we are doing already:

All staff have email addresses and can be emailed with concerns at any time.
College website has been redesigned.
Six parents evenings per year.
Four reports sent to parents on progress and conduct.
We have employed non-teaching staff into the pastoral teams to enable parents to speak to someone during the day.
Improved communication and correspondence with our termly parent newsletter.
Introduced the SIMs Learning Gateway.
Annual survey to parents to gather feedback to inform College Development

What we will do differently:

Review the format and booking system for parent’s evenings
Develop the SIMs parent app to promote key events, clubs and opportunities for students.
Develop the use of online platforms / Parent app to communicate student conduct and praise. 

Homework

What we are doing already:

Consultation on the quality and frequency of homework for each Curriculum area has been carried out.
Homework is communicated to students and parents through planners, the College website and the SIMs parent app.
All homework is marked and the completion and quality of student’s homework is reflected in their progress reports.

What we will do differently:

Rewrite the College Policy on Homework based on parent and staff consultation.

Launch a new online platform for the communication and feedback of homework to students and their parents. 

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