Ofsted has set up a short questionnaire called Parent View, which parents and carers can use to give their views about our school at any time of the school year as well as at the time of a school inspection.
To complete this questionnaire, you need to register with an email address and a password at:
Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete 12 short questions about different aspects of the school, such as how well we deal with bullying, the quality of teaching, whether the homework given to your child is appropriate, and whether you would recommend the school to other parents.
As well as helping inspectors make a judgement about the school, your answers will enable us to find out what we are doing well and areas in which we could improve.
In addition to Parent View, King James´s School regularly conducts online surveys to find out parents´ and students´ views on how we can improve as a school.
In December 2014, 285 parents responded to a survey about the timing of parents´ evening times. With 80% of respondents positive about a move to earlier parents´ evening times, appointments from 4.30pm to 7.30pm will be available for forthcoming parents´ evenings. For more information, see Parents Evening Survey.
In the last academic year we conducted surveys focusing on parents´ views of transition from primary school and learning cycle reports. Following a detailed analysis of the results, the school has taken action to bring about improvements based on the feedback received. For example, as a result of the transition survey, arrangements for intake day were changed and the Year 7 pastoral evening was held separately from open evening. As a result of the learning cycle report, a parents´ focus group was set up and changes have been made to different aspects of reporting.
If you are sent a link to a survey, please do take the time to complete it. All responses are anonymous and your feedback really will make a difference to the way we develop and improve as a school.