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Nightingale Academy

The King's Church of England School

Learning with truth and love

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Justice - Grace - Trust
Thankfulness - Aspiration - Celebration

Parental Feedback

The views of parents are important to us as a school community. We are beginning to routinely seek parents' views at each of the parent consultation evenings.

 

We have asked parents a number of key questions about school performance. Responses could be one of the five indicated below:

 

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree Strongly agree

 

In each of the year group tabs we have summarised parents' responses. We have provided the overall percentage of parents who, in responding to the questionnaire, indicated an 'agree' or 'strongly agree' response.

 

Year 7 - 2018/19

 

Question % Agree

I am satisfied with the quantity of homework my child receives each week

88%

I believe there is a clear Christian ethos in and around the school

88%

Teachers at The King's expect my child to work hard in each lesson

97%

I believe that my child is well taught at The King's

97%

My child regularly receives feedback on their written work

94%

My child knows what to do in order to make progress in lessons

94%

My child knows and understands the Behaviour for Learning Policy

100%

I receive regular and informative updates about my childʼs progress

97%

My child feels safe at The Kingʼs

94%

 

Year 8 - 2018/19

 

Question

% Agree

I am satisfied with the quantity of homework my child receives each week

88%

I am satisfied with the quality of homework my child receives each week

87%

I am confident my child invests adequate time into their homework

78%

Teachers at The Kingʼs expect my child to work hard in each lesson

96%

I believe that my child is well taught at The Kingʼs

96%

My child regularly receives feedback on their written work

91%

My child knows what to do in order to make progress in lessons

96%

My child knows and understands the Behaviour for Learning Policy

96%

I receive regular and informative updates about my childʼs progress

87%

I understand the information provided in the half termly progress reports

96%

I understand how to support my child if they are not performing well in a subject through the 'N' strategies appendix in half termly reports

91%

My child feels safe at The Kingʼs

96%

 

Year 9 - 2019/20

 

Question

% Agree

I am satisfied with the quantity of homework my child receives each week

96%

I am satisfied with the quality of homework my child receives each week

100%

I am confident my child invests adequate time into their homework

92%

I am satisfied with information I receive on INSIGHT (e.g. behaviour, reports)

92%

Teachers at The King's expect my child to work hard in each lesson

100%

I believe that my child is well taught at The Kingʼs

100%

My child regularly receives feedback on their written work

100%

My child knows what to do in order to make progress in lessons

100%

My child knows and understands the Behaviour for Learning Policy

100%

I receive regular and informative updates about my childʼs progress

100%

I understand the information provided in the termly progress reports

100%

My child feels safe at The Kingʼs

100%

 

We asked parents to tell us about something we do well - Here are some of their comments:

 

  • “You have helped both of my boys well at this school and supported their needs.”
  • “The rapport between teachers and students is fantastic. Great communication. My child loves school and comments that there is a great atmosphere around school. Lots of support to achieve good results in each subject. Big thank you to all of the teachers and staff.”
  • We believe that you make every effort to push the students to their true potential and go that one step further, so they can achieve the grades they want to get into college, etc.”
  • “Good feedback received at parents evening supported with example work”.
  • “I think The Kingʼs School has a very high standard in behaviour and uniform. I am pleased with the progress of my child so far.”
  • “Great teachers; very passionate about their subjects.”

 

Year 10 - 2018/19

 

Question

% Agree

I am satisfied with the quantity of homework my child receives each week

84%

I believe that there is a clear Christian ethos in and around the school

96%

Teachers at The Kingʼs expect my child to work hard each lesson

96%

I believe that my child is well taught at The Kingʼs

100%

My child regularly receives feedback on their written work

100%

My child knows what to do in order to make progress in lessons

82%

My child knows and understands the Behaviour for Learning Policy

100%

I receive regular and informative updates about my childʼs progress

100%

My child feels safe at The Kingʼs

92%

 

Year 11 - 2019/20

 

Question

% Agree

Teachers at The Kingʼs expect my child to work hard in each lesson

100%

I believe that my child is well taught at The Kingʼs

100%

My child regularly receives feedback on their written work

100%

My child knows what to do in order to make progress in lessons

90%

My child knows and understands the Behaviour for Learning Policy

100%

I receive regular and informative updates about my childʼs progress

95%

I understand the information provided in the termly progress reports

90%

I understand how to support my child if they are not performing well in a subject through the 'N' strategies appendix in half termly reports

79%

My child feels safe at The Kingʼs

100%

 

We asked parents to tell us about something we do well - Here are some of their comments:

 

  • "Keeping me updated with my childʼs progress with ISP meetings and phone calls."
  • "Extra revision options after schooltime."
  •  "Teach!"
  • "All staff have done a fantastic job helping my child catch up with their work after such a long time out of school, I am pleased with the effort from all his teachers."
  • "Rewarding good behaviour."
  • "I feel all teachers have time for my child. They are willing to support them achieve expected grades. I have seen a change in my childʼs attitude and behaviour towards life. You must be doing something right. Thank you."
  • "Work together well with pupils and parents, excellent."
  • "Always positive comments about my child. All staff we have spoken to seem to fully support my child and want the best for them."
  • "Very supportive staff. My child receives feedback with work. Insight app is useful."
  • "My child has come a long way and I feel thatʼs because we have a good relationship with the SENCO, Mrs Nevard."

 

‘Watch Me Learnʼ Parental Feedback - November 2018

 

Parents from Year 7 were invited into school to watch their child in an English lesson, where the students undertook tasks such as creative writing and exploring characters from the work of authors such as Roald Dahl.

 

100% of the parents agreed that the lessons were organised.

 

90% of the parents agreed that the lessons were challenging for the students.

 

100% of the parents agreed that the students were engaged in the lesson.

 

100% of the parents agreed that the behaviour of the students allowed for effective learning.

 

100% of the parents enjoyed watching the lesson.

 

 

All of the parents involved noted that they would be interested in other ‘Watch me Learnʼ sessions.

 

Comments

 

“A fantastic environment for the children to learn and thrive”.

 

“Impressed by the disciplined yet relaxed atmosphere in the classroom”

 

“It was lovely to see how the students were able to work as a team”.

 

“Excellently structured lesson, which prevents the class from getting bored”.

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