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At Lady Manners School we believe that having an understanding of how parents feel about their children's life at school is vital for our ongoing programme of improvements.

Lady Manners School Governors’ Questionnaire

The school Governors and staff are keen to encourage parents to let the school have their feedback by completing a questionnaire when they attend parents' evenings. We read every response and, where we are able to do so, will act on any comment or rating that indicates some level of dissatisfaction.

In order to investigate any concern we do need to have some essential information. We ask, therefore, that specific details are provided, or that a student, parent or carer name is given so that we can discuss the issue with them further. Please help us to improve by giving us enough detail to investigate.

Ofsted 'Parent View'

When Ofsted inspect a school they take into account the views of parents when making their judgements. They do this through use of a similar online survey called 'Parent View'. Ofsted's Parent View is available for parents to complete at any time of the year (not just before an inspection).

What you told us

During the 2017-18 school year, 322 parents across all year groups took the time to complete our questionnaire. You can view the results below by clicking on the relevant aspect:

My child is happy at this school

Chart: My child is happy at this school

My child feels safe at this school

Chart: My child feels safe at this school

My child makes good progress at this school

Chart: My child makes good progress at this school

My child is well looked after at this school

Chart: My child is well looked after at this school

My child is taught well at this school

Chart: My child is taught well at this school

The school provides worthwhile extra-curricular opportunities

Chart: The school provides worthwhile extra-curricular opportunities

The school emphasises the importance of respect, traditions and standards

Chart: The school emphasises the importance of respect, traditions and standards

Feedback from teachers (including marking) helps my child to improve

Chart: Feedback from teachers helps my child to improve

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

Chart: My child receives  appropriate homework for their age

This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

Chart: This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

This school deals effectively with bullying

Chart: This school deals effectively with bullying

This school is well led and managed

Chart: This school is well led and managed

This school responds well to any concerns I raise

Chart: This school responds well to any concerns I raise

I receive valuable information from the school about my child's progress

Chart: I receive valuable information about my child's progress

Would you recommend this school to another parent?

Chart: Would you recommend this school to another parent?

What are we doing about it?

The responses are very positive overall. We are delighted that at least 95% of parents feel that their children are happy, safe and well looked after at Lady Manners School. It is equally encouraging to hear that at least 95% of parents feel that their child is making good progress and is being taught well.

Where there are slightly more 'Disagree' or 'Don't know' responses than we would like, we are working on those areas. For example:

  • We continue to tackle bullying issues when they arise. We approach the issue in two ways. Firstly we aim to raise awareness at a school-wide level. A new initiative in this area is our 'anti-prejudice' campaign involving corridor displays, assemblies and student group sessions. Secondly, we aim to deal with individual allegations of bullying promptly and effectively. We listen to and investigate discreetly and sensitively all allegations of bullying.
  • We are working to ensure a quick, effective and consistent response to any concern raised. We are also looking at ensuring that parents always know who to contact at school and how to do this.
  • Initiatives have been introduced to improve the information given to parents about their child's progress and key events in their education. These include a 'Parents' Guide to Exams' Evening for parents of Year 11 students; and improved arrangements for parents' evenings throughout the school.

We continue to work hard in all other areas too. Any further feedback is always welcome.