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Marine Park First School
Park Road
Whitley Bay
United Kingdom, NE26 1LT

Tel: 0191 2008723

[email protected]

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Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

Not applicable or no answer

Strongly agree/agree combined

Strongly disagree/disagree combined

 1

My child is happy at this school

Marine Park First

161

81%

37

19%

1

1%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

99%

1%

Other North Tyneside Schools

674

68%

296

30%

10

1%

4

0%

3

0%

8

1%

98%

1%

National Parent View

68%

26%

4%

2%

0%

0%

94%

6%

 2

My child feels safe at this school

Marine Park First

169

85%

30

15%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

100%

0%

Other North Tyneside Schools

683

69%

293

29%

8

1%

2

0%

4

0%

5

1%

98%

1%

National Parent View

68%

26%

3%

2%

1%

0%

94%

5%

 3

My child makes good progress at this school

Marine Park First

138

69%

61

31%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

100%

0%

Other North Tyneside Schools

602

61%

362

36%

11

1%

3

0%

11

1%

6

1%

97%

1%

National Parent View

54%

35%

7%

3%

1%

0%

89%

10%

 4

My child is well looked after at this school

Marine Park First

155

78%

41

21%

0

0%

0

0%

3

2%

0

0%

99%

0%

Other North Tyneside Schools

662

67%

313

31%

4

0%

4

0%

4

0%

8

1%

98%

0%

National Parent View

61%

31%

5%

2%

1%

0%

92%

7%

 5

My child is well taught at this school

Marine Park First

154

77%

45

23%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

100%

0%

Other North Tyneside Schools

650

65%

317

32%

5

1%

2

0%

14

1%

7

1%

97%

1%

National Parent View

54%

34%

6%

3%

2%

0%

89%

9%

 6

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

Marine Park First

126

63%

57

29%

9

5%

0

0%

4

2%

3

2%

92%

5%

Other North Tyneside Schools

516

52%

366

37%

51

5%

5

1%

29

3%

28

3%

89%

6%

National Parent View

42%

42%

10%

4%

2%

0%

84%

14%

7

The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

Marine Park First

142

71%

49

25%

4

2%

0

0%

4

2%

0

0%

96%

2%

Other North Tyneside Schools

549

55%

390

39%

15

2%

3

0%

31

3%

7

1%

94%

2%

National Parent View

53%

35%

6%

4%

2%

0%

88%

10%

8

This school deals effectively with bullying

Marine Park First

90

45%

31

16%

6

3%

0

0%

66

33%

6

3%

61%

3%

Other North Tyneside Schools

368

37%

319

32%

30

3%

5

1%

255

26%

18

2%

69%

4%

National Parent View

38%

29%

7%

5%

21%

0%

67%

12%

 9

The school is well led and managed

Marine Park First

145

73%

48

24%

1

1%

4

2%

0

0%

1

1%

97%

3%

Other North Tyneside Schools

555

56%

382

38%

14

1%

4

0%

32

3%

8

1%

94%

1%

National Parent View

54%

29%

7%

7%

3%

0%

83%

13%

 10

The school responds well to any concerns I raise

Marine Park First

136

68%

42

21%

8

4%

3

2%

10

5%

0

0%

89%

6%

Other North Tyneside Schools

526

53%

355

36%

23

2%

4

0%

73

7%

14

1%

89%

2%

National Parent View

50%

31%

9%

6%

5%

0%

81%

15%

 11

I receive valuable information from school about my child’s progress

Marine Park First

123

62%

65

33%

5

3%

0

0%

0

0%

6

3%

95%

3%

Other North Tyneside Schools

539

54%

405

41%

27

3%

4

0%

10

1%

10

1%

95%

3%

National Parent View

46%

37%

11%

4%

1%

0%

83%

15%

 

 

 

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No

 

 

 

 

 12

Would you recommend this school to another parent

Marine Park First

96%

4%

 

 

 

 

North Tyneside Total

97%

3%

 

 

 

 

National Parent View

87%

13%

 

 

 

 

Number of Respondents

Marine Park 199 (38% return) so 1 respondent = approx 0.5%

North Tyneside Total (17 Schools took part) 1194 (25% return) less MPFS 199 = 995 respondents so 1 respondent= approx 0.1%

National Parent View=(4.5%  response rate) 196616 submissions made to OFSTED Parent View Website between 1/9/14-31/8/15

We were pleased that the response rate was much higher from Marine Park parents/carers than the Local Authority average. Thank you for taking the time to complete the questionnaires. We were also very pleased to note the high % of parents/carers that strongly agreed with the statements. This is consistently higher than the Local Authority and Parent View average. Similarly only a very small proportion of respondents disagreed with statements. The results for This school deals effectively with bullying” were different in our school and for all schools in the Local Authority because a number of parents/carers responded that they “Don’t Know”.  This might suggest that parents have not had any experience of bullying and that bullying is not prevalent. However, in response to the number that answered “Don’t Know”, it may be useful to know that the school has an anti-bullying policy which you can download from the Parentzone of the school website. The number of incidents of bullying are typically very low because pupils are overwhelmingly considerate towards one another. However any incidents are always logged as are actions taken to ensure that patterns of bullying reduce. We conduct regular pupil discussions where we talk about welfare and bullying and pupils learn about bullying including cyber bullying and different types of prejudice during assemblies, PHSE and family group sessions.

A summary of the questionnaire results is available to view in the “Your Say” section of the website. We have included a summary of the written submissions we received and, where appropriate, a response from the school. Governors have reviewed these submissions.

If you want to explain any of your answers or make further comments then please add them here.

Marine Park is a wonderful, caring school and our daughter is happy and making great progress. Thank you so much!

We are really pleased with the teaching and overall exceptional facilities offered by Marine Park. My child loves coming to school. The additional support offered to him is hugely appreciated.

I couldn't be happier with my child's education and support at this school.

The standards at Marine Park are very high and we have been incredibly impressed by all the school does to help our child achieve. The improvement in our child's attitude towards learning and hugely improved learning skills this year have left us in awe of the teaching standards. I really feel that we need to let you know the teacher has been an incredible pairing with our son and has brought him on so much already for which we are extremely grateful. We always love to receive feedback on his progress and how we can support him and the school through the learning journey. It is very clear that the staff work extremely hard to help our children flourish. Thank you for all your hard work!!

My child is very happy and loves school. He is well taught and supported. Excellent school.

My child is very happy at school. He is challenged, yet supported. He is thriving. Thank you.

I cannot fault the school. The staff are professional and welcoming. They seem to enjoy their work. My children are all happy love to learn and  I feel are well looked after.

My child is making great progress. She has settled in well and is loving learning! Thank you.

Excellent school. Happy with progress. My child loves coming to school and is well supported and challenged.

We feel that staff at the school and at the school club are extremely helpful and always try to address anything that is raised.

I am very pleased with the progress my daughter makes at this school. As she progresses through each year, the quality of her education has been consistent and she makes excellent progress. She enjoys school and opportunities are provided to help her develop skills in all areas. The quality of feedback we receive at parents evenings and in written reports is excellent, however, more regular updates regarding effort/achievement is always much appreciated.

My child has been engaged, challenged and supported during his time at Marine Park. Thank you.

Made children welcome. Impressed with maternity cover in yr1.

Very good transition of teachers when one went on maternity leave - well managed and new teacher well chosen. All staff seem to really care about my daughter and her safety.

Clear a very well-lead, well-managed school. My son is thriving. The teachers are engaged, encouraging and caring. The children have access to a multitude of opportunities within the school year, and beyond the classroom (eg music, sports). The head teacher is very visible and seems to know each child well. In addition, the level of communication from and with the school office is excellent.

Same as last time. Visible leadership- positive teaching, happy and uplifting vibes, quality education, forward thinking and proactive.

Any concerns we have raised with teachers are always discussed and swiftly resolved.

Really impressed at how well teacher knows my child and supports him. The school more generally is a wonderfully positive environment.

My children are very happy at Marine Park. They feel safe and are pushed at an appropriate level.

As a governor I understand more about the school and I can't thank you enough for the positive impact you have on my family.

A wonderful school. The children generally seem very happy and well behaved-no easy task with so many children.

I am extremely happy with Marine Park First School.

A son who never says "I don't want to go to nursery today" I think says it all.

I am very happy with the care that my child receives and he has progressed very quickly whilst at Nursery and Reception at Marine Park. He enjoys it enormously and I feel I have a good relationship with his teachers.

All 3 of my children have always been really happy at this school. They have been taught well by a great team.

Fantastic school. With fantastic teachers.

Nothing to add really. All ok.

My child has had an excellent education at this school. Teacher has accelerated his progress and done a great job with him!

We find the parent engagement really valuable. (Beach visits/drop in session). The enthusiasm of the staff is clear to see in the results we have seen with our child. He loves Nursery!

The only reason my child is not making such good progress is because he has difficulties remembering things and concentrating. The school and his teachers have been very pro-active in offering him extra support and assistance, which we very much appreciate.

The only reason I have replied 'don't know' is because it has not yet applied to my child. Thanks.

All I would like is a little bit more PE.

I think the lunchtime supervisors should not just have a chat with the person who's upset someone else they should watch what they're playing.

The Lunchtime Supervisor and Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants aim to be proactive and reactive. They know the children well, most are classroom teaching assistants or out of school club staff. All know and follow the same behaviour guidelines as all staff. If you feel there was an incident that was not dealt with then please let us know and we can investigate.

This school has a fantastic atmosphere and my child is very happy. I believe the maths curriculum in KS2 is too hard (but I know this is not the fault of the school!)

Although some information is given on child's progress don't feel enough is given.

I would like to know how my child is progressing in reading more. In EYFS the teacher commented every week on progress or what to do at home, I thought this gave a good teacher/parent bond with valuable information. In yr1 we get to know what book they have read in guided reading but no teacher comment. Not sure if homework is differentiated and is very easy!

As you identify, there is a different approach to reading in Key Stage 1 and 2. Guided reading takes place in a group and for the text, teaching and interaction to be matched to the abilities of each group. Teaching, learning and assessment takes place during these sessions and detailed school records are maintained. Teacher comments are not also recorded in home-school reading records so comments in this books are not as detailed. It is understandable that parents miss this valuable information. Class teacher(s) would be happy to talk or meet with a parent to discuss their child’s reading journey.

A truly fantastic school- thank you. Exceptional teachers in all aspects. Very attentive to parents and children. We wish the school would set more challenging homework for those able to progress further. However the teachers have fully explained the rationale for this.

More homework. More structured and consistent feedback to the kids. More focus on x tables.

Not sure how much homework my child should be receiving in Reception. Thankfully no experience of bullying to be able to reference.

There is a lot of homework to manage. We realise there are pressures on staff and school due to league tables etc and so this is bigger issue than one class or school can fix.

I think homework should be marked more regularly and discussed with the children- it seems to be given out  then not brought up again with the child. This would help me understand my child's progress better  as I'd see how they were doing on a week by week basis.

Gaining parental satisfaction in the area of homework is intractable. This is a challenge for all schools as demonstrated by responses to question 6 for Marine Park and the North Tyneside overall results. Some parents want a greater quantity and more challenging homework whereas other parents want less or find the homework too hard. A further complication is that the support provided by parents can vary greatly. As such, it can be challenging to give equitable, valuable feedback based on homework variables without risking widening inequality further.

We aim to provide a variety of homework. This includes regular activities which are often differentiated and seek to reinforce learning in class (such as reading). We also vary homework and include, for example, fact finding, research, creative projects as well as optional, incentivised holiday homework activities which aim to reduce the extent to which pupils may fall back with their learning (e.g. summer holiday diary).  Homework is usually included in the homework books aiming to replicate/build on effective sharing of learning in the EY learning journeys. Homework books also give an opportunity for pupils to get some feedback through marking and for parents to review homework, marking and progress over time. Teaching staff are happy to respond to any constructive parental feedback given verbally or written in the homework books.

Should be a ban on handing out sweets brought in by parents for children's birthdays. This can lead to 29 packets of sweets/lollies over a year. Doesn't support healthy eating policy or North Tyneside's 'sugar-free' campaign.

School should put into practice a sugar-smart policy and not give out sweets / lollies on behalf of parents when it is a birthday. In nursery could lead to 34 lollies/ sweet packets a year - for a 3/4 year old!

We discussed these comments in key stage and whole staff meetings. Our policy is to allow pupils to hand out birthday treats at the end of the day to allow parents to decide if they want their child to eat them or not (though we appreciate this may result in ongoing temptation to consume sweet birthday treats). We hold the Healthy School Award and want to promote healthy lifestyles so we are considering canvassing parental opinion and may review school policy in light of feedback from parents/carers.

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