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2013 STUDENT AND PARENT SURVEYS SHOW HIGH LEVELS OF SATISFACTION WITH THE SCHOOL.
As a school we are constantly trying to improve the education that we offer our students. In February 2013 the school undertook a major survey of students’ and parents’ opinions. We were very keen to find out how students and parents thought we are doing and how we can further improve as a school.
The surveys were organised by an independent company, Kirkland Rowell Associates. Questionnaires were distributed to all parents and students and completed questionnaires were returned to Kirkland Rowell in sealed envelopes.
563 completed questionnaires were returned representing a response rate of 67.8%. The survey produced a very good overall response from the students, who gave good performance scores for most of the academic subjects and the chosen performance criteria.
The students gave the school an EXCELLENT overall performance score (75%), while among the students who had been attending the school for over a year, 49% said the school had improved over the last year while only 7% thought that the school’s performance was worse.
As part of the feedback Kirkland Rowell give a students’ satisfaction grade to each of the areas inspected when Ofsted inspects schools. As part of the Ofsted inspection process schools undertake a vigorous self-assessment and the information from the parents and students surveys contributes to the school’s self-evaluation.
The survey found that students’ satisfaction with the school is good or outstanding in ALL categories.
Students’ satisfaction was judged ‘outstanding’ by Kirkland Rowell regarding:
- Teaching Quality (87.8%)
- Control of bullying (86.9%)
- School discipline (84.8%)
- Caring Teachers (83.3%)
- Treating students fairly and equally (87.2%)
- Encouraging and listening to students’ views (83.9%)
- Promoting racial harmony (87.4%)
- Community spirit (93.9%)
- Handling complaints (85.9%)
- Truancy control (80.3%)
- Recommending the school to other students (90.7%)
- Mathematics (92.6%)
- Music (94.7%)
- Explaining to parents how to help their child (82.1%)
- School communication (81.1%)
- Ratio of students saying school improving versus declining
- School facilities (94.5%)
206 completed questionnaires were returned representing a response rate of 24.8%. The survey produced a good overall response from the parents, who gave good performance scores for most of the academic subjects and the chosen performance criteria.
Parents gave a VERY GOOD overall performance score (78%) for the school, while among the parents whose children were not in their first year at the school 27% said the school had improved over the last year while only 4% thought that the school’s performance was worse. Of the parents of new students, only 3% felt that the school had not lived up to their expectations while 25% said the school was better than they had expected it to be.
Kirkland Rowell reported that 'many of the parent comments were very positive. The parents were enthusiastic in the number of comments that they made and the comments were diverse in their nature. Many of the parents who commented said how happy and confident their children had been since starting at Sheringham High School”.
The survey found that parents’ satisfaction with the school is good in all categories. Parents’ satisfaction was judged ‘outstanding’ by Kirkland Rowell regarding exam results (77.1%) and recommending the school to other parents (93.4%).
This invitation to tender is for Phase II of the School’s replacement windows programme. The School is looking for an experienced, reliable Contractor that can demonstrate value for money in the installation of new windows. The windows need to be installed between 25th July and 31st August 2013.
The School’s detailed requirements are defined in the Tender Specification which is available from Jo Knowlden, Business Manager, at the School.