We have completed and analysed a Parental Questionnaire, Autumn 2023.  Please see results below

Parent Questionnaire – Autumn 23

Thank you to all those who responded to our parent questionnaire.  The vast majority of parents are happy with our school, feel that their child is safe here and would recommend Catshill First School and Nursery to other parents.  

A breakdown of responses is given here:

  • 97% of parents/carers agreed or strongly agreed that their child is happy at this school
  • 99% of parents/carers agreed or strongly agreed that their child feels safe at this school
  • 88% of parents and carers agreed or strongly agreed that the school makes sure its pupils are well behaved
  • 88% of parents who said their child had been bullied felt that the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively
  • 97% felt that the school makes them aware of what my child will learn during the year
  • 86% of parents/carers who said their child has SEND felt that the school gives them the support they need to succeed
  • 82% said that the school has high expectations for my child
  • 95% of parents/carers agreed or strongly agreed that their child does well at this school
  • 88% said that the school lets me know how well my child is doing
  • 94% said that there is a good range of subjects available to my child at thai school
  • 94% of parents/carers would recommend this school to another parent
  • 97% said that the school communicates effectively with parents
  • 82% said that the school offers enough opportunities for parental involvement

Some parents made additional comments and we are working on improvements.  We will keep you updated as to how we are tackling some of the issues raised.

You said: So we have:
You would like to be able to pay for school dinners online. Liaised with the provider and fed back this request.  This is an issue that has been raised before and, although it will not be immediate,  we will change providers if this is something that cannot be resolved.  
You feel that the tyres are dangerous. The tyres are checked regularly by our site staff and, as with all our playground equipment, are part of an external annual inspection.  At playtime and lunchtime, if it is wet, we do not allow children to use them as they can become slippery.  

We do ask parents to supervise their children using the tyres or the climbing wall before and after school.

We will be installing a fence sign to inform parents that the tyres are slippery in wet/icy weather. 

You’d like more after school clubs There are now more clubs available, some are targeted towards particular children and some are open to all.  We are offering a wider range of clubs including art and craft, reading and sports.  We would like to offer more and will investigate further opportunities.  Please suggest other clubs that you would like to see.
You’d like more opportunities for children to go on educational visits. We agree!  We are working towards having at least one visit for each year group each term.  We are aware of transport costs and will make sure that there is a balance across the year groups.  We are working with Catshill Middle School to make sure trips and visits are linked to our ongoing curriculum.
You would like to have mid-year reports so that you know how well your child is doing. We have introduced STAR assessments in reading and maths in Y2, Y3 and Y4.  Parents/carers will receive termly assessment reports which gives them information on how their child is doing in these areas.  There will be another parents evening after half term where the children’s learning can be discussed.  We are considering further ways to keep you updated with your child’s progress and attainment.
You’d like more opportunities for your child to learn other instruments (not just cornet). Over the last 3 years, we have been fortunate to be granted funding from the David Morgan Music Trust which enabled instrument lessons to be accessed at no cost to parents for all our Year 3 pupils. For 2 years, the children learned cornet (and had funded follow on lessons in Year 4).  This year, the instrument was changed to ukulele.  We hope that this funding may continue for future year groups.

After half term, Mrs Fannon will be running a recorder club for KS2 pupils.

We will continue to update this section as more actions take place.