Questionnaire Results

In the Autumn term of 2018, the school asked parents about their views on life here at St Bede's. The extremely positive responses can be seen in the results below:

 

Results based on 210 returned questionnaires

Total agree

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don't know

My child is happy at this school

100 (98)

84.2

15.3

0.5

0.0

0.0

My child feels safe at this school

100 (99)

86.7

12.8

0.5

0.0

0.0

My child makes good progress at this school

98 (98)

67.5

30.5

0.5

0.0

1.5

My child is well looked after at this school

100 (98)

82.3

17.2

0.0

0.0

0.5

My child is taught well at this school

98 (100)

77.8

20.2

0.5

0.0

1.5

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

94 (91)

55.9

38.2

4.9

0.0

1.0

This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

100 (95)

75.7

23.8

0.0

0.0

0.5

This school deals effectively with bullying

74 (61)

47.6

26.0

0.0

0.5

26.0

This school is well led and managed

99 (92)

77.5

21.6

1.0

0.0

0.0

The Catholic ethos of the school is fostered well

100 (100)

84.6

14.9

0.0

0.0

0.5

This school responds well to any concern I raise

92 (88)

56.9

35.3

1.0

0.5

6.4

I would recommend St Bede’s to other parents

99 (99)

85.2

14.3

0.5

0.0

0.0

NB: Figures are percentages                                                       Figures in brackets indicate response from the 2017 parental questionnaire

 

Response from the School

We are delighted that yet again, the feedback from our parents is extremely positive and demonstrates that the vast majority of them are very happy with the provision at the school. Indeed, in most respects the percentage of parents agreeing with the above statements is higher than in 2017, illustrating the fact that parents are even more pleased with the education that their children receive.

Specific themes

Catholic Ethos

The responses about the Catholic ethos of the school were all very positive with parents expressing the fact that our Catholicity was extremely well fostered and resulted in their children being happy, well-formed and polite individuals, who have a growing awareness of their faith.

Teaching

Comments about the teaching in the school were very supportive. Overall parents stated that they felt that their children made good progress and teaching was tailored well to meet their needs.

Communication 

In the main, most responses about communication were very positive. A few parents stated that they would like to know more about what their child was being taught each term and how they could help. The school would point out that this information is available on this website on the ‘Our Curriculum’ page.

Homework

Remarks about homework were mixed, with a minority of parents wanting more and five saying that too much was given.

Safeguarding

Most comments about safeguarding were very positive, with those who responded stating that their child was well looked after.

Anti-Bullying

There were very few comments about bullying. A couple of parents said that they would like to know more about how the school deals with bullying should it happen and 26% of respondents stated that they didn’t know how the school dealt with bullying. The school would point out that this information can be obtained from this website via the behaviour policy and through the document below, ‘How the school deals with bullying’.

We would assume that many parents didn’t know how we dealt with bullying, mainly because it is very unusual and parents have not had to experience this with their child. We are also encouraged by the fact that 13% more parents this year stated that they agreed with the statement ‘the school deals effectively with bullying’.

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