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. For this reason, we encourage parents to let us have their feedback by completing a questionnaire when they attend parents' evenings.
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'.
Both the school questionnaires and the Ofsted 'Parent View' ask for parents' opinions on aspects of Lady Manners School, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.
How do parents have their say?
We encourage all parents of children at Lady Manners School to complete a questionnaire. This can be done in one (or both) of two ways:
- Log on to the Ofsted 'Parent View' website and follow the instructions. Please note that these responses are collected by Ofsted and not included in the analysis on this page.
- Look out for a 'Parent View' form at your next Parents' Evening to complete and return.
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
My child feels safe at this school
My child makes good progress at this school
My child is well looked after at this school
My child is taught well at this school
The school provides worthwhile extra-curricular opportunities
The school emphasises the importance of respect, traditions and standards
Feedback from teachers (including marking) helps my child to improve
My child receives appropriate homework for their age
This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved
This school deals effectively with bullying
This school is well led and managed
This school responds well to any concerns I raise
I receive valuable information from the school about my child's progress
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.