Annual Survey ResultsIn this section...
Our last parent/carer survey was conducted in July 2019. 145 separate responses were received (some parents complete separate questionnaires for each of their children while others respond on one questionnaire for more than one child).
We are delighted with the very positive feedback and, that in the case of the vast majority of questions asked, there was an increase in the number of parents agreeing or strongly agreeing (compared to the last survey undertaken in July 2018.) Of particular note is the 10% increase in the proportion of parents who strongly agree that their child makes good progress at Barrow Hedges (from 57% to 67%); the 9% increase in the proportion of parents who strongly agree that their child is well looked after at Barrow Hedges (from 64% to 73%); the 7% increase in the proportion of parents who strongly agree that their child feels safe at Barrow Hedges (from 70% to 77%) and the 11% increase in the proportion of parents who strongly agree that their child is happy at our school (from 66% to 77%).
A breakdown of our previous year's results can be found in the attachment below.
The results of the July 2019 survey are as follows:
My child is happy at Barrow Hedges - 99% of parents agree, with 77% strongly agreeing
My child feels safe at Barrow Hedges - 99% of parents agree, with 77% strongly agreeing
My child makes good progress at Barrow Hedges - 98% of parents agree, with 67% strongly agreeing
My child is well looked after at Barrow Hedges - 99% of parents agree, with 64% strongly agreeing
My child is taught well at Barrow Hedges - 99% of parents agree, with 68% of parents strongly agreeing
My child receives appropriate homework for their age - 97% of parents agree or strongly agree
The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved - 97% of parents agree or strongly agree
The school deals effectively with bullying - 99% of parents agree or strongly agree with approximately 37% saying that they do not know indicating that they have not experienced this
The school is well led and managed - 96% of parents agree or strongly agree
The school responds well to any other concern or question I raise - 96% of parents agree or strongly agree
I receive valuable information from the school about my child's progress - 94% of parents agree or strongly agree
Would you recommend another school to another parent? 99% of parents said 'yes'
Parents have always been highly supportive of the school, but many of the comments received in this survey exemplify how we have continued to improve the school. For example, when asked what they like best/want to keep about Barrow Hedges some parents responded:
“We like the professional standards set at all times and the high quality of care education that is very evident; the way the staff work to help develop the pupils self-confidence and self-esteem. We are very happy with the clever and fun activities that the school put in place to make learning fun and engaging. I am most impressed with the high expectations that the school has for its pupils and the high standards set.” (Year 2 parent).
“The continuous improvement – teachers and staff are collaborating and endeavour to improve the teaching methods, finding more effective ways to engage the students. The teachers are passionate and devoted.” (Year 6 parent).
“EYFS is wonderful – the teachers and TAs, the environment, the stimulating topics, many of the staff are very committed to making the school a wonderful place to learn. The Inclusion/ELSA support is brilliant.” (Reception parent).
“They have a strong emphasis on ensuring they are raising/teaching well behaved, independent individuals who respect themselves and others.” (Year 5 parent).