SJCR Parent Surveys
Parent Survey Results
We regularly ask parents to complete surveys covering a range of issues. The feedback we receive is important to us and helps to shape future planning. Below you can see examples of how we have been incorporating survey findings into our work.
In our first survey of the academic year, we asked parents who attended the Year 7 settling in evening a series of questions. For the results of this survey please click on the link.
We are going to look into how we can promote further the enrichment offer so that parents are aware of the clubs and activities running. We include a lot of information on our school website and we provide regular updates on the school’s social media. We would like to encourage parents to follow us on Twitter or Facebook @SJCRschool.
For parents who are unsure of who to contact in school regarding issues, we recirculated the booklet which was given to all parents at the start of term. This can also be found on the school website at https://www.sjcr.net/content/uploads/2019/10/SJCR-PARENT-GUIDE-KS3-2019-20.pdf
In January, we carried out a whole school survey during our Academic Review Day. The results can be found on the following link – ARD Parent Survey Feedback – Jan 2020
In response, we are working to promote use of the SIMS parent app so parents/carers can monitor progress and behaviour further facilitating communication. In addition, we are launching the Trailblazers Project (wellbeing + mental health) in collaboration with Tower Hamlets. This will also allow us to expand teams working to respond to the needs of children and young people with mild to moderate mental health needs and provide a link to specialist NHS services when required. In addition, the initiative will include parental sessions as well as work to highlight where support can be sourced within and outside of school.
We are focusing on homework and independent learning. Although in January 2019 89% agreed that students are getting appropriate homework, we feel we can do better. We have had a big push in school to get students to use their planners effectively and to plan their homework. Please help us to monitor that your child is completing homework. Students will write their homework in their planners and we ask that you check the planner each week and sign. The tutor does the same.
In some year groups we are focusing on raising awareness of how to respond to bullying. Levels are low, however we want to ensure that all students know how to respond and that they understand what bullying truly is and the impact it can have. We will be running an anti-bullying week as well as other initiatives.
There are many very positive aspects to our school. It is very important, however, that we do not rest on our laurels and that we continue to work together in partnership to ensure that Sir John Cass Red Coat continues to be an outstanding school.
We will update parents/carers about survey outcomes in the fortnightly headteacher’s letters.
In response to feedback, we focused on improving communications with parents with improvements in the use of our website and social media. We also increased the frequency of the headteacher’s letters.
We also worked hard to improve the enrichment offer and to share this with students and parents. In January 88% of you agreed that the offer was good with only 7% not being aware of what was on offer, an improvement upon the previous year. Please note that we publish an updated programme for clubs and enrichment activities on our website each term.
You can download the June 2018 whole school survey here.