Parent / Carer Questionnaire
Our questionnaire to parents and carers was last sent out in February 2017. We allowed until Easter 2017 for responses to come back into school. We value feedback from parents/carers and this process allows us to celebrate our successes and plan for future improvements.
As you can see from the chart below, the responses to the 2017 questionnaire were very positive.
What Parents and Carers were Pleased About in 2016/17
"Arbury Primary School is such a great school, my children love going every day and always say they have had a good day and the staff are very friendly and have children's best interests at heart."
What Parents and Carers were Pleased About in 2015
“Arbury Primary School is an excellent school where both the children and parents are valued.”
“Having 3 children transition through this school, all achieving well this is definitely a school I would recommend to others.”
“My kids love Arbury School - they have from the beginning. You have wonderful teachers & wonderful support staff.”
“My son has really thrived at Arbury with excellent teachers and support staff in every year. He's been really well prepared for the transition to secondary school. Thank you.”
“We believe the reception staff are great and the school is very welcoming to new children, keeping them motivated and interested, and helping them feel good and safe.”
“We continue to be impressed by the quality of Arbury Primary. As an out of catchment family, I constantly sing its praises. From the teaching (recognising and catering for varied skill levels of the children) to instantly responding to concerns we have raised. We love the warm community feel the school has - happy teachers and happy children. Our child's love of learning continues to grow!”
“What a great start! Early years at Reception is always a great start at this school. I am very happy with my son’s progress and the staff have been amazing at helping him settle.”
Responses to Your Suggestions to Make our School Even Better:
“It would be nice to have more notice re times/dates of special events e.g sports day so I can make arrangements at work.”
We have been working to increase amount of information that goes into the school calendar on the website. We also put key dates into Newsletters which are sent home and then archived on the website under the ‘Letters’ tab. We will look into adding timetables to the school website in response to parent feedback.
“I have been disappointed that there has been no residential trip for my child.”
We now have a residential trip for our year 6 children. Please have a look at the ‘Kingswood 2015’ page in the ‘Information for Parents / Carers’ section to see some of the activities from the week away in September.
“I would prefer to get communication and information by email as well as paper.”
Electronic communication will be in place before the end of the Autumn term 2015 in response to parent requests.
“I would like to support the teaching / learning experience and would like to know more about how to do this.”
Now we have our hall extension, it will be easier to run more workshops for parents and carers and to increase the guidance and support we give. The ‘Curriculum’ section of the website is also a good place to find out about how you can support your child further. Please also refer to the half termly letters that go home to all year groups as these contain information about what the children will be learning about in school.