Hartwell Road, Roade, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN7 2NT

01604 862309

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ROADE PRIMARY SCHOOL

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Parent Survey/Feedback 

Roade Primary School

Parent Questionnaire 2022

Thank you for your continued support of the school. Together, as always we will try to be the very best we can be for our children and provide the highest quality curriculum, challenging and exciting.

We are all immensely proud of our children and our school, but we need to know what you think! Please take a few short minutes to fill in the questionnaire below. It will help us plan for the future and it will help our self-evaluation and plans for the future. Remember to put both positive and negative points and be honest. As always, if you have any issues you would like to discuss, come and see a member of staff or a governor.

 

In your opinion, what are the strengths of the school? What should we leave alone? 

  • Communication is great
  • Approachable
  • Flexibility
  • Transparency
  • The children being safe
  • We do not mix reception year 1/2 with older children
  • Communication
  • Care about the students
  • Good values
  • Openness of staff
  • Levels of communication on parent mail
  • Community feel
  • Happy environment
  • Approachable leadership team
  • Community spirit
  • Children first
  • Values
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Festivals and social/fundraising events
  • Children first
  • Communication
  • Homework
  • Teachers are wonderful, caring and dedicated
  • Relationships are excellent
  • Appointment of staff
  • Some fabulous teachers (Mr Wilson and Mrs Collison)
  • The community feel and values
  • Very approachable
  • Very much an open door policy
  • Amazing teachers who give their all
  • Give the children lots of support and opportunities
  • Leadership
  • Communication with parents
  • Going above and beyond during covid
  • Everyone is very friendly
  • Values of school
  • Very approachable
  • Keeping parents informed
  • Strong leadership, empathy, don’t change a thing!
  • Encouraging
  • Approachable
  • Supportive
  • Caring for each child individually
  • Staggered collection times
  • School dog
  • Supporting each child’s individual needs-amazing!
  • Very good teachers and leadership
  • Good communication
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Communication, visibility of staff so it is easy to talk to teachers/SLT if needed
  • Safeguarding
  • Friendliness
  • Productions
  • Strong focus on maths and english
  • Great structure
  • Extras-world book day, children in need, jubilee tree planting
  • How happy all the children are and love to learn!
  • Encouragement with reading and making part of everyday life
  • It’s identity
  • Communication
  • Standard of teaching
  • Friendly approachable staff
  • My daughter really enjoys it
  • Family like
  • Good communication
  • Focus on development
  • Great year 1 teacher
  • Kept informed of any updates
  • Very good at knowing what the children’s needs are
  • Good extracurricular activities trips and shows etc.
  • Teachers
  • Community spirit
  • Fun
  • Great communication
  • Inclusiveness
  • Positive vibes
  • No bullies
  • Communication is amazing
  • Greeting the children as they enter
  • Classrooms are lovely
  • The community spirit
  • Communication
  • Support
  • Opportunities trips sport
  • Trust
  • Thera-play arranged through the school
  • ELSA
  • Feel the children come first
  • Very approachable
  • Friendly strong morals
  • Communication
  • Lunch is good
  • Teacher’s feedback is positive and helpful
  • Focus on books and reading
  • Fun events like the plays for kids
  • Fantastic communication
  • Positive vibes
  • Fantastic staff
  • Head teacher is amazing and leads by example
  • Teachers amazing
  • Communication is amazing, face to face, social media-everything
  • Excellent selection of PE games
  • Greeting the children before they enter the classroom
  • I think you are a great school, and I am super happy that my daughter started her learning journey in Roade Primary School
  • You are great the way you are
  • Very welcoming and transparent
  • Communication is great
  • Making my child happy
  • Lovely staff
  • Good leadership
  • Support for the children
  • Reading programme
  • Very supportive community
  • Having a dog
  • Quality of reception
  • Helpful staff in the office
  • Team approach
  • Celebration of achievements
  • Visibility of the leadership team
  • The staff are approachable and always helpful
  • Kids are happy and feel encouraged
  • Transparent
  • Passionate
  • Focused on children’s growth
  • Communication
  • Expectations of pupils
  • Communication
  • Support

 

In your opinion, what could we do better, what do we need to change? 

  • Cooking
  • More varied clubs
  • More varied hot dinners-and dinners that are hot!
  • Communication sometimes lacks
  • Would be better if we could see more of what the children are up to in school
  • Fewer parent mails that are not relevant
  • More opportunities for cross curricular writing
  • Curriculum information and strategies taught
  • Breakfast club
  • School trips and visits
  • Sometimes wish they could push children a bit harder if they are doing ok
  • More sporting opportunities
  • Rewards system
  • Communication via social media
  • Parent communications are too long and rambling
  • Outside school lining up before gates opening can be dangerous
  • Don’t change, my child is learning well
  • In my opinion there is nothing I would like you to change-it is absolutely amazing what you are doing already!
  • I truly don’t think you could improve on anything. It’s a fantastic school.
  • Set homework that children can do themselves without supervision.
  • Keep parents updated about what kids learn at school
  • Change kids reading books more frequently
  • Push kids harder
  • The school gates opening in the morning. Queuing is dangerous
  • I couldn’t ask for a better school for my children
  • Give more homework to year 4
  • Can’t think of anything!
  • I looked for the curriculum newsletters and couldn’t find them
  • Keep doing what you are doing!
  • keep the updates on the FORPs page or a monthly newsletter so that we know what bits and pieces the kids are getting up to, KS1 school football team
  • More than one book change a week
  • Can’t think of anything
  • Nothing
  • I am struggling to come up with anything
  • Communicate better with parents and calls when parents contact
  • Improve the meals at school (hot lunch)
  • Learning a new language
  • Breakfast club would be wonderful
  • More racial awareness especially important in a majority white British school
  • Sometimes the volume of parent mail messages can be overwhelming
  • Feedback more frequently throughout the year
  • Emotional support
  • SEN needs a lot more focus
  • PE more
  • More use of the school library
  • Preparing the year 5/6 children for the huge secondary school transition
  • Parents attending assembly again
  • Better/new reading books for year 1 and reception
  • Supervise the children using sharp scissors more
  • Variety of teachers per class, if a child struggles with 1 teacher, perhaps they would do better with another

 

What would you like to see more of? 

  • More of the same, we are really happy with the school
  • Art and design
  • Arts drama and singing
  • Photos
  • The weekly roundup during covid was really helpful-we would like them back-felt more included and knowledgeable about what was happening in school
  • More certificates
  • Adventurous trips/days out
  • Parent courses either educational or behavioural
  • Communication for older children
  • Change reading books more regularly after 4 nights of the same one-it gets dull. Maybe a change over day on the Wednesday not the Thursday?
  • Trips and visits now that constrictions are lifted
  • More Courteenhall please!
  • Out of the classroom trips around the village for the younger pupils
  • More activities after school
  • Outside visits (cultural enrichment)
  • Visits to churches and other religious buildings
  • The school goes to great lengths to make the children valued and I like this
  • Nothing all good!
  • Some kind of reference of the day so that we can revise with the children at home
  • Loving the face-to-face parent’s evenings again.
  • More events for parents to come into school, so they can see how great the school and its staff are!
  • A review each term
  • Small trips
  • Day visits
  • To know more about the topics/projects that you are working on
  • Pictures and activities
  • Parents attending events to see what our children are learning/doing etc. Although we understand covid put a stop to many events, it would be lovely to have them back again.
  • Easier/more accessible updates on how to support child/extend enhance the learning
  • Face to face
  • Sports clubs
  • Outings
  • No concerns
  • Parents could sit in the classes observing the kids to study
  • School trips (would love to see this option soon)
  • Keep friendship groups when creating new year class groups
  • Personalised emails about children behaviour, learning progress etc
  • Extra-curricular
  • Wrap around care
  • Extracurricular stuff
  • School trips now safe
  • Swimming for every year
  • What my children is doing
  • Child’s progress
  • More new books
  • Monitoring for struggling children
  • Time spent out of the classroom
  • School team sports
  • Practical lessons

 

What would make your role as a parent at Roade easier? 

  • More communication
  • Showing us more of what is happening at school
  • Healthy snacks rather than fruit and veg
  • No added sugar squash
  • If the day started 5 minutes later
  • Breakfast club provision on site
  • Single pick up and drop off
  • Getting involved
  • If I knew when, where and how to help my child
  • I think the homework tasks sometimes are difficult. They take a lot of time and it is hard to keep on top of it.
  • Open the gates earlier at pick up and drop off times as people are queuing down the street
  • Help kids learn
  • Communication with teachers to find the problem with kids
  • Some form of online portfolio for homework, easy to share between the parents and keep track of
  • No concerns
  • Homework tasks are sometimes hard to keep on top of, they are very detailed and time consuming
  • Calendar of events (as sometimes lost track!)
  • Nothing, I already feel at ease
  • Take away some of the pressure of fitting in daily reading, TTRS, spelling, homework. We understand that its necessary, but hard when the child has been learning all day and has after school clubs and commitments
  • No staggered drop off and pick up time
  • No more staggered starts
  • List of what the children should be achieving/or where they need to be so can work on bits at home to help bring them on.
  • Nothing-all good
  • To be involved in their activities (probably now it will be easier)
  • Breakfast club
  • Being informed of incidents more readily eg toileting mishaps or accidents (have you heard of marvellous me app?)
  • Homework that only involves me facilitating the learning and not actually doing it. This has improved recently.
  • Gates open on time
  • Better meals provided
  • That the staggered start times cease
  • More sleep
  • Less work
  • Homework club
  • I am happy as my children are happy at school. They made friends and are learning well.
  • Trips for the children
  • Appropriate before and after school clubs every day
  • Mid year gradings/are they on track reports
  • Homework designated for the individual child
  • Feedback from parent’s evenings in writing
  • Nothing that we can think of currently

 

Is there anything else you would like to tell us? 

  • Keep going-good job
  • Keep up the amazing work the school offers
  • Your staff are all extremely approachable and friendly. You are doing a great job
  • Thank you