July 17th, 2017.
As I am sure that you are all aware, this year has been one of considerable change at Nevill Road. We saw the departure of Miss Harrison as Headteacher in October and Mrs Jordan doing a superb job stepping in as the Acting Head for the remainder of the year. This coming September, we will be welcoming Mrs Cliff as the new Headteacher to the school. I know that Mrs Cliff is keen to meet with you all, and we will organise a series of whole parent meetings soon after her arrival.
Feedback from you forms a vital part of indicating where the Governing Body needs to concentrate its efforts over the course of the next year. On behalf of the Governing Body, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to complete the survey at parents’ evening. Based on 196 individual replies, the results of this year’s survey are now available to view here. As in previous years, in addition to presenting the overall survey results, the data has also been broken down by year group.
The survey results have been discussed extensively, both amongst the Governing Body and with the teaching staff. Below, I have listed some of the key observations from these data:-
On the positive side this year:-
- 91% of respondents are happy with the progress their child has made over last 12
months (agree/strongly agree). This is significantly higher than in 2016 (79%)
- 85% of respondents are happy with the homework their child is given (agree/strongly agree) – an increase from 65% in 2016
- 88% of respondents feel the school meets the particular needs of their child (agree/strongly agree) – an increase from 79% in 2016
- 78% of respondents feel the school communicates effectively with them (agree/strongly agree).
- 94% of respondents felt their child enjoyed school (agree/strongly agree) – an increase from 91% in 2016
- 76% of respondents would recommend the school to another parent (agree/strongly agree) – an increase from 72% in 2016
- 74% of respondents agree or strongly agree that the school is well lead and managed – a similar outcome to 2016 (76%)
Of more concern, however, is that only 65% of respondents stated that are confident that any bullying in school would be dealt with effectively (agree/strongly agree). This represents a drop from 82% for the same question in 2016. The Governing Body are already working with staff and Mrs Cliff on this, and will communicate further on this topic.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to the survey, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or another member of the Governing Body. We would be more than happy to speak with you.
Finally, I hope that both you and your children have a peaceful and relaxing summer. With some luck, the sun might even hang around for some time! I look forward to interacting with those of you who will be returning in September, and for those whose children are moving on, I thank you for your valuable contributions to the running of the School.
Chair, Nevill Road Junior School Governing Body