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					                                  St Bernadette’s Parent Questionnaire 2008.


                                                                             strongly    agree    disagree    strongly
             School Life For My Child                                         agree                           disagree



1    My child enjoys being at school.                                        60%        39%      1%
2    My child finds school work stimulating and challenging.                 53%        45%      1%
3    My child is encouraged to work to the best of their ability.            66%        33%      1%
4    Teaching in school is good.                                             67%        33%
5    The school makes it clear to parents what standard of work it expects   60%        39%      1%
     from the pupils.
6    Teachers are good at letting me know about my child’s strengths and     53%        46%      1%
     weaknesses.
7    Behaviour in school is good.                                            49%        50%      1%
8    Pupils respect teachers.                                                61%        38%      1%
9    Teachers respect pupils.                                                59%        40%      1%
10   Bullying is dealt with effectively in school.                           43%        53%      3%          1%
     (Bullying is repeated and deliberate – different to conflict.)
11   Children are treated fairly in school.                                  48%        51%      1%
12   My child is listened to by adults in school.                            46%        54%
13   My child makes good progress in subjects.                               53%        49%

                                                                             strongly   agree    disagree    strongly
         Parental Involvement in School Life                                 agree                           disagree



14   The arrangements for my son/daughter when they started school           58%        41%      1%
     were good.
15   (If applicable) My child has benefited from the learning mentor.        51%        47%      2%
16   The school works hard to develop my child’s self esteem.                55%        44%      1%
17   The welcome meetings and curriculum overview are useful.                56%        43%      1%
18   As a parent I feel welcome in the school.                               57%        42%      1%
19   INSPIRE sessions are useful and informative.                            64%        35%      1%
20   The Maths Open Week was useful and informative.                         57%        42%      1%
21   Parent meetings with teachers (held twice a year) are helpful and       63%        35%      2%
     informative.
22   School reports given in July give me helpful information about my       70%        30%
     child’s progress.
23   School has explained to me how I can help my child’s learning at        56%        44%
     home.
24   I find it easy to discuss my child’s progress with school staff.        50%        49%      1%
25   The homework set is appropriate and challenging.                        46%        51%      2%
26   The communication diary is a helpful communication aid.                 46%        54%      1%
27   The newsletter is a helpful communication aid.                          64%        36%
28   I find my child’s numeracy targets and the new termly target booklets   45%        54%      1%
     (RE, Science, ICT and general information), informative and useful.
29   The school is good at keeping parents in touch with what is going on.   45%        51%      3%          1%
30   The school seeks the view of parents and takes into account their       43%        52%      4%
     suggestions and concerns.
31   The school is approachable with problems/complaints.                    46%        50%      4%
32   Senior staff are approachable and helpful.                              49%        48%      3%
                                    St Bernadette’s Parent Questionnaire 2008.

                                                                              strongly   agree     disagree        strongly
                  Whole school structure                                      agree                                disagree




33 I have a clear idea of the role and responsibilities of the school         27%        64%       9%
   governors.
34 The school is willing to make changes in order to help my child learn      37%        62%       1%
   more easily.
35 Staff, parents and pupils all play a part in making the school better.     54%        45%       1%

36 School buildings are kept clean and in good order.                         57%        43%

37 The school has a good reputation in the community.                         60%        40%

38 The children are given opportunities to work / raise money for the         57%        43%
   community.
39 There are opportunities for all pupils to take part in extra-curricular    53%        47%
   activities.




                                                                              Your children at work
            St. Bernadette’s School

                                       ICT                                                       Yes      No



     40   Do you have a computer, which your child can use for education?                        85%          15%
     41   Does your child access learning resources from the internet at home?                   73%          27%
     42   Have you accessed the school’s website?                                                74%          26%
     43   Have you accessed the Birmingham Grid for Learning?                                    38%          62%
     44   What would you find useful on our school website?




     The Parents Forum wish to gain your views on the following                                  Yes          No
     questions.

     45    Are you aware of your child’s year band Parents Forum member?                         35%          65%

     46    Would you be interested in a debit card payment system at the office which            31%          69%
           would possibly incur a surcharge of 25p for each transaction (in addition to
           the cost of your item)?
                                  St Bernadette’s Parent Questionnaire 2008.

                                                                             strongly   agree   disagree   strongly
                            R.E                                              agree                         disagree

47   I am happy with the RE curriculum content being provided by the         55%        45%
     school.
48   I am familiar with the school’s mission statement and motto.            53%        47%

49   I am happy with the programme of RE. provided for Nursery to Yr 6.      55%        45%

50   I am well informed about the work my child is doing in R.E. (end of     50%        50%
     year report, curriculum guides and school prospectus).
51   I am happy with the opportunities for pupil’s social and cultural       52%        48%
     development (Multi-Faith Week, R.E. Week, faith buddy, circle time,
     time to talk and Personal Social Health Education and Social and
     Emotional Aspects of Learning).
52   I am happy with the moral standards promoted by the School              58%        41%     1%
     (behaviour policy, stars system, mission statement, school motto,
     school rules).
53   I am satisfied with opportunities for prayer and celebration of Mass    55%        45%
     (Masses at Holy Family Church and St. Bernadette’s, Advent &
     Lenten services, assemblies).
54   I am happy with the consultation between school and parents for the     52%        47%     1%
     programme of Family Life/Sex Education parents meetings (for Year
     5 and 6 parents) and Life Bus parent sessions (all parents).
55   I am satisfied with the school’s provision for First Confession First   55%        45%
     Holy Communion, Confirmation, Sacramental Meetings, R.E. Inspire,
     Alton Castle and St. Chad’s.
56   I am pleased with the way the school has encouraged and developed       56%        44%
     links with parents and the community (invitations to Masses and
     productions, supporting local and international charities).




             Many thanks for taking time to complete this questionnaire

             Miss A. Cowings
             Headteacher

				
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