Thank you to all the parents/carers who completed the Parental Questionnaire during the Consultation meetings last term. It is very important we hear from you how you feel the school is performing and what you consider to be the school’s strengths and areas for improvement.
The questionnaire consisted to a number of questions relating to your child’s safety, happiness, progress and achievement at school. In addition, there was an opportunity to add any other comments about the school’s strengths and/or areas for improvement and any suggestions you may have had which you believe could help improve our school.
There were 107 questionnaires completed in total and a full analysis was undertaken. The analysis will include the data table showing the breakdown of responses given and comments made. It will also include suggested actions the school is taking in response to these outcomes and how we can improve on any concerns or issues raised. Please have a look at the analysis which is on the 'Safeguarding in school' page under the heading 'About us'.
I am very pleased to tell you that the results of the questionnaire are very positive overall. The majority of parents felt that their children were happy, well looked after and well taught.
A small number of parents raised concerns about bullying and behaviour.
The good behaviour of our pupils and their safety and well-being are hugely important aspects of our work. Poor behaviour and bullying are very serious issues that are not tolerated at St. Dominic’s. Whilst the school already has clear systems in place to deal with any issues or concerns around behaviour and bullying, we are always looking at ways to improve our practice to ensure our children feel safe and happy at school. Following this feedback, the school is putting additional strategies into place to continue to tackle any concerns about behaviour and bullying and ensure that any child who feels they are being bullied knows how to find help. Immediate actions being introduced are:
· The Introduction of ‘Worry Boxes’ in classes as another way for children to share any concerns with adults
· The Learning Mentor time to run “circle of friends” training when required
· The Learning mentor to train playground buddies to become more active in supporting children who are concerned about or feel they are being bullied in the playground
· Further Midday Mealtime Supervisor training to support happy and safe playtimes for all pupils
Thank you again for your responses.