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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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Back to the "Your Say" contents pageParent and Carer Questionnaire Summary Spring 2019

  

 

 

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

200

78%

51

20%

3

1%

0

0%

0

0%

1

0%

98%

1%

Other North Tyneside Schools

451

71%

169

27%

8

1%

2

0%

2

0%

1

0%

98%

2%

National Parent View

63%

29%

5%

3%

1%

0%

92%

8%

 2

My child feels safe at this school

Marine Park First

211

83%

41

16%

1

0%

1

0%

1

0%

0

0%

99%

1%

Other North Tyneside Schools

454

72%

167

26%

6

1%

2

0%

2

0%

2

0%

98%

1%

National Parent View

65%

28%

4%

3%

1%

0%

93%

6%

 3

My child makes good progress at this school

Marine Park First

189

74%

64

25%

1

0%

1

0%

0

0%

0

0%

99%

1%

Other North Tyneside Schools

425

68%

193

31%

6

1%

2

0%

2

0%

5

1%

98%

1%

National Parent View

52%

36%

7%

3%

2%

0%

88%

11%

 4

My child is well looked after at this school

Marine Park First

216

85%

37

15%

1

0%

1

0%

0

0%

0

0%

99%

1%

Other North Tyneside Schools

452

72%

163

26%

10

2%

2

0%

4

1%

2

0%

97%

2%

National Parent View

59%

31%

6%

3%

1%

0%

90%

9%

 5

My child is well taught at this school

Marine Park First

217

85%

37

15%

0

0%

1

0%

0

0%

0

0%

100%

0%

Other North Tyneside Schools

443

71%

172

27%

7

1%

1

0%

5

1%

5

1%

97%

1%

National Parent View

52%

36%

7%

3%

2%

0%

88%

10%

 6

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

Marine Park First

161

63%

75

29%

7

3%

4

2%

5

2%

3

1%

93%

4%

Other North Tyneside Schools

354

57%

226

36%

21

3%

6

1%

13

2%

13

2%

92%

4%

National Parent View

41%

42%

10%

4%

3%

0%

83%

14%

7

The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

Marine Park First

180

71%

70

27%

1

0%

1

0%

1

0%

2

1%

98%

1%

Other North Tyneside Schools

359

57%

221

35%

16

3%

12

2%

20

3%

5

1%

92%

4%

National Parent View

49%

36%

7%

5%

3%

0%

85%

12%

8

This school deals effectively with bullying

(% in brackets when “Don’t know“ removed from figures)

Marine Park First

107

42% (62%)

54

21% (31%)

5

2% (3%)

1

0% (1%)

83

33%

5

2%

63% (95%)

2% (3%)

Other North Tyneside Schools

265

42% (55%)

172

27% (36%)

28

4% (6%)

9

1% (2%)

152

24%

7

0%

70% (91%)

6% (8%)

National Parent View

37%

29%

7%

6%

22%

0%

65%

13%

 9

The school is well led and managed

Marine Park First

186

73%

65

25%

0

0%

1

0%

3

1%

0

0%

98%

0%

Other North Tyneside Schools

391

62%

204

33%

11

2%

7

1%

13

2%

7

1%

94%

3%

National Parent View

53%

30%

7%

6%

4%

0%

83%

13%

 10

The school responds well to any concerns I raise

(% in brackets when “Don’t know“ removed from figures)

Marine Park First

164

64% (69%)

69

27% (29%)

0

0% (0%)

1

0% (0%)

16

6%

5

2%

91% (97%)

0% (0%)

Other North Tyneside Schools

378

60% (64%)

178

28% (30%)

23

4% (4%)

9

1% (2%)

38

6%

7

1%

88% (93%)

3% (5%)

National Parent View

50%

30%

8%

6%

5%

0%

80%

15%

 11

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

Marine Park First

176

69%

75

29%

1

0%

1

0%

1

0%

1

0%

98%

1%

Other North Tyneside Schools

374

60%

220

35%

16

3%

9

1%

6

1%

8

1%

94%

4%

National Parent View

47%

37%

10%

4%

1%

0%

84%

15%

 

 

 

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

 12

Would you recommend this school to another parent

Marine Park First

99%

0%

 

1%

 

 

North Tyneside Total

95%

3%

 

2%

 

 

National Parent View

86%

14%

 

 

 

 

Number of Respondents

Marine Park: 255 (49% return) so 1 respondent = approx 0.4%

North Tyneside: 888 (32% return) less MPFS 255 = 633 respondents so 1 respondent= approx 0.16% (10 Schools took part)

National Parent View: 369,032 submissions made to OFSTED Parent View Website between 8/1/18-7/1/19 (4.5%  response rate)

Please note: %s are rounded so may not add up to 100% . 

We were pleased that the response rate was much higher from Marine Park parents/carers than the Local Authority and OFSTED Parent View average. The Marine Park First School response rate increased considerably this year so 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 OFSTED Parent View totals. Further to this, it was extremely satisfying to note the very low number that disagreed to statements which are central to our ambition for children to make good progress, to be happy, safe, well looked after and taught and for parents/carer to feel they receive valuable information about their child’s progress.

As is now the case every year, results for “This school deals effectively with bullying” and “The school responds well to any concerns I raise,” were much more aligned with all schools in the Local Authority because a high number of parents/carers respond that they “Don’t Know”.  This might suggest that parents have not had any need to raise a concern or no experience of bullying and that bullying is not prevalent. We have included a percentage figure in brackets where we have removed “Don’t Know” from the figures. However, in response to this, it may be useful for you 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.  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 prejudice during assemblies, PHSE and family group sessions.

Parent/carer comments (responses in red)

· This is an amazing school with wonderful teachers. My daughter is so happy here and is thriving in a safe and caring environment. I would highly recommend this school to others.

· We are extremely happy with Marine Park. The quality of teaching and care is excellent.

· Marine Park is a lovely school. Even though it is big, it still has a welcoming and friendly feel. My child loves school, her class and her teachers.

· I am very pleased with the schooling that my child receives and fell fortunate that she is part of such a fantastic environment.

· I have noticed a marked improvement in my child's reading and writing. My child is always happy to attend school, never a complaint.

· V happy with all areas.

·  (My child’s> teachers are patient and understanding. They work hard to make happy and comfortable at school.

· Very happy with <my child’s> experiences here - he is well supported and very contented!

· <My child> is progressing fantastically, she feels safe and supported. She loves going to school. Fantastic teaching staff. Thank you.

· My child has made unbelievable progress in his class this year. Teaching standards have been excellent.

· I am extremely happy with my child's progress at Marine Park. Even though I am having a few problems with my child the teachers have been more than accommodating and would highly recommend this school.

· My son is experiencing a few issues with anger and self-esteem. The school and the leadership of the school have been fantastic in addressing concerns and meeting with me to find solutions. I feel very well supported by their efforts.

· Son is happy and progressing well. Really enjoys the school. We feel level of challenge for him is appropriate and well meaning. His social and emotional well-being is very good.

· <Member of staff, <member of staff> and<member of staff> were all fantastic when I raised concerns about <my child> Thank you :-) Wednesday  Club has been amazing for <my child> too.

· <Named child> is very happy in school and she has wonderful caring and supportive teachers this year. Thank you to them for all they do.

· Great school. Lovely teachers. My children are progressing well and love attending. I am very happy at this school.

· All the teachers in nursery have exceeded my expectations of proactive communication and care for the child and parent.

· Our son is very happy at nursery and we can see how well he is learning. We've noticed a real development in his letter recognition and counting. It was lovely that we got to see him and his peers at stay and play.

· A fantastic nursery. We're so happy with how well <my child> has settled in and the progress he has made. Couldn't ask for a better start to school life!

· The nursery staff are a fantastic team. We are so impressed with how our daughter has progressed this year. It was lovely to see all the children at stay and play and it was obvious how hard everyone had worked. All of the children were happily joining in and exploring the environment and were very well behaved. Thank you.

· My daughter is very happy at this school, she has made great progress since starting in nursery.

· As always, we are incredibly happy with the school experience our daughter continues to receive since starting reception in September. Our daughter is extremely happy in school, and always talks so fondly of her teachers and friends. The learning journey weekend h/w is a great weekly communication tool and keeps us in the loop to support at home too. Our daughter's lovely teachers are always really approachable and pass on positive messages (parents evening) which is always lovely to hear :-) Thank you for all that you do.

· Excellent for extra steps.

· The leadership in the school is exceptional. For such a big school the behaviour and presentation of the children is remarkable.

· Concerns effectively addressed and managed by head teacher.

· The school is well run and the teachers/staff do a really good job.

· In the past we have had issue with the leadership of the school, however these have improved.

· I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for <named staff>. She has helped my daughter progress with her reading via a reading course. The progress she has made has been incredible and she now enjoys reading. <named staff> has put a lot of effort into building her skills and we are very proud of our daughter. Thank you.

· Still don’t feel there is appropriate challenge for some children to help develop greater depth in maths.

· I feel that my child could be pushed a bit more. She is doing very well in all subjects but maybe she could have her potential extended even more if she is talented.

· We preferred when the spelling book was sent home over the weekend for a quick feedback. Homework over the weekend might be more extensive to have an opportunity to learn what out child is doing during the week.

· We don't feel primary school children should be given homework routinely.

· Homework could be more difficult.

· Child feels homework could be more difficult.

· I feel the homework may be age appropriate but not ability appropriate. Often too hard for my child. I don't really see the point in homework don't mind reading and spellings.

· My child would find it helpful to be able to practice is timetable (++rock star) in the computer suite during after school club.

We will pass this suggestion on to Out of School Club

· No homework for any child - they're young and spend 6 hours a day at school. They need to spend the rest of their time playing, exploring, socialising, being with family, being physical.

· We don't believe homework is necessary for children aged 7 and under

· We enjoy reading at home with our child but we disagree with regular homework. We believe that weekends are important for family time whilst the children are at first school age.

· I don't think primary aged children should receive homework.

· We disagree regarding routine homework for primary school children.

· Homework- Expectations vary a lot week to week. Effort isn't acknowledged so not sure if this is supposed to be an optional task? Weekends can be busy so would be helpful if they had longer to complete so we could have a designated HW night through the week. Progress - I would like updates on progress to be more in line with age expectations. We are told that she's doing well and making progress, but don't know if she's at expected level for her age until end of year report.

Parental satisfaction in relation to homework is a challenge for all schools as demonstrated by responses to question 6 for Marine Park, North Tyneside schools and OFSTED parent view. From the questionnaire 93% strongly agreed or agreed with the statement “My child receives appropriate homework for their age” 4% disagreed so the vast majority are relatively satisfied.

Comments about homework reoccur each year in the parental questionnaire but we have received lots of comments about homework this year. Gaining parental satisfaction in the area of homework is intractable because 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 that most children will willingly, capably and, ideally, enjoyably complete. 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.

Given the increased number of comments about homework this year, we will consider following this up by issuing a questionnaire on the specific area of homework.

· I put disagree for being happy at school as since going into reception she's not enjoyed school and has been separated from friends and feels lonely. Have spoke to teachers and being monitored.

· It would have been beneficial to discuss the decision to place our child in the lifelong learning group prior to receiving the letter.

The offer of a place in any intervention is typically discussed with a parent/carer before a letter is sent out but occasionally the letter is the method of informing/offering a place. We would be happy to discuss any ongoing concerns that have arisen following the receipt of the letter.

· Was not aware son was struggling with an aspect of school work until parents evening. Therefore this information came as a shock.

We would be happy to discuss any ongoing concerns that have arisen following the parents’ evening. Staff are present and available at the start and end of each day or you could write a note/send a message/email and we will reply.

· Everything going well. We, as parents, would like more regular feedback form teachers regarding out child's academic/social development.

In addition to formal opportunities such as parents evening and reports, staff would be happy to provide feedback on a more informal basis. Staff are present and available at the start and end of each day or you could write a note/send a message/email and we will reply.

· Bullying could be better addressed.

Please speak to your child’s teacher or a member of the leadership team if you are concerned about your child in relation to bullying. We have proportionate systems we can use to address and then monitor concerns about bullying.

· Would like weekly spelling updates! My child would like grab bag options again for lunch.

· My only negative comment on the school is that the school meals are often unhealthy and sometimes bizarre! Today my son was asked if he wanted potato wedges to go with his jacket potato. He's often given pasta with sandwiches and is allowed to choose bread to go with pizza and chips. Why does the school teach healthy eating, yet offer such unhealthy meals to the children at lunchtime?

We do have a salad bar which children can visit to add to the meal they receive (unless they are a special diet). Bread, pasta and salad are available. We will pass this on and discuss with North Tyneside Catering services at the next Governor lunchtime visit on 14/6/19

· Please can twitter be used more to show class photos/ what they are doing.

· Comms - I think the school website could be much improved and made more accessible

· Comms - school website - struggle to navigate.

· Comms - website - difficult to navigate.

We will consider following this up by issuing a parental questionnaire about communications.