As an Academy, Parental and student information is very important to us. Feedback from surveys and questionnaires provides the Academy with the opportunity to review current practice and to seek improvements in all systems. The information below is representative of the latest information that we have available and is within the current academic year.
The following is a consideration of a Parental Questionnaire held in January 2016 which had a return from 497 parents. The percentage information is provided within the context of the relevant sample size.
Statement 1, “My child feels safe at this Academy”
98% of the parents responding identified positively to this. 58% of parents strongly agreed with the statement made with 1.4% of parents disagreeing with this statement and the remainder not answering.
Statement 2 asked for consideration of the following, “My child feels that they are making good progress at this Academy”.
94% of our Parents agreed with this statement, 47% strongly agreeing it to be the case. The remainder of the sample disagreed with this or did not provide a consideration of this.
Statement 3, “This Academy meets my child’s particular needs”.
95% of the response indicated agreement with this. 43% of whom identified a strong agreement with this phrase. The remainder of the sample disagreed with this statement with 1% not providing any answer
Statement 4, “This Academy ensures my child is well looked after”
98% of respondents agreed with this statement with 51% strongly agreeing and 47% agreeing. 1.6% did not provide an answer and the remaining group disagreed with this
Statement 5, “My child is well taught at this Academy”
96% of respondents agreed with this statement, 45% of whom strongly agreed with 51% showing agreement. 2% of the cohort disagreed with this statement and the remainder did not provide an answer
Statement 6, “This Academy helps my child to develop skills in communication, reading, writing and mathematics”
97% of respondents identified themselves to be in agreement with this statement. 46% strongly agreed and 51% agreed. 2% disagreed with this statement and the remainder did not provide an answer
Statement 7, “There is a good standard of behaviour at this Academy”
87% of parents agreed with this statement, 30% strongly agreed with 57% agreeing.
12% disagreed with this statement and the remainder did not provide an answer
Statement 8, “This Academy helps me to support my child’s learning”.
96% of the respondents agreed with this statement. 39% expressing strong agreement. 4% of parents disagreed with this statement or did not answer
Statement 9, “This Academy responds well to my concerns”
91% of parents agreed this to be a true representation, with 42% strongly agreeing. 6% of parents disagreed with this statement and the remainder did not provide an answer
Statement 10, “This Academy keeps me well informed”
90% of respondents agreed with this statement, 38% identified a strong agreement. 8% disagreed with this statement, 1% of those, strongly disagreed and the remainder did not answer
Statement 11, “I would recommend this Academy to another parent”
88% of parents would recommend this Academy to another parent. 4% answered negatively to this with the remainder not completing an answer.
Overall, it is pleasing to note many of our headline results and indicate that Parents and students are increasingly experiencing a positive experience with the Academy. Many of the results indicate that initiatives in the Academy, are having an influence and improving results within our community. However, we are very aware that this is a work in progress and are committed to a cycle of continuous improvement.