Excellent Parental Survey Results for our Schools

We are very grateful to our parents who have completed our annual parents survey, which provides invaluable feedback and ideas for improving the children’s education experience. We place a great emphasis on regular review and improvement, with input considered carefully from all of our key stakeholders and this is factored into the planning for the following academic year.

Even in these extraordinary times of COVID-19, the annual BPET Parental Surveys were sent, because we did have 7 months of the academic year in school before lock-down and we have received very positive feedback across our eight schools.

Overall, we are delighted to say that 97% of parents agree or strong agree that their child enjoys coming to school and 94% of respondents would recommend a BPET school to their friends – which is better than the excellent feedback as we received last year.

Across BPET, parent’s responses show they are very happy with their child’s education, across the eight schools and in addition:

  • 98% of parents and carers strongly agree or agree that their school’s values and attitudes have a positive effect on their child
  • 97% of parents and carers strongly agree or agree that their school develops their child’s independence and responsibility
  • 95% of parents and carers are satisfied with the leadership and management of their school

These positive responses are a testimony to the hard work and dedication put in by staff teams across the year for the benefit of our 2,000 pupils. The results are all higher than previous years; even though our schools continue to grow every year so a wider cohort of families across the trust and the recent weeks of home remote learning.

All schools have written to parents, setting out the areas that have been identified for improvement. These include ideas for extra-curricular clubs next year, better communication with parents, especially where information is about pupil’s performance and outdoor learning which includes both sports provision and ideas like forest school.

 

 

To emphasise these positive survey outcomes, parents created testimonials they are happy we share across our trust, below:

Braywick Court School is an absolutely fantastic and unique school with the most wonderful, dedicated and caring teachers I have seen. So much hard work and passion has been put into making the school what it is today and we are very lucky to be able to send our children there. They have proved during this very difficult and challenging lock-down period just how amazing they are for so many different reasons.

Deer Park School is an ‘Outstanding’ local school, bringing together families and local community. All pupils are nurtured and encouraged to excel, whilst they develop valuable life skills and a real enthusiasm for learning. My children cannot wait to be in the new building where we know so much more can be achieved with a larger space inside and out.

We ‘love’ Evendons Primary School, the ethos, teaching staff and community around the school have created a varied, inspiring & interesting learning environment that our girls love and are always positive about attending school. Children are seen as unique individuals & are encouraged to develop their interests & skills. Evendons nurtures & cares for each child always putting the child’s needs first above box ticking. It has been wonderful to watch our girls develop the school and believe that they will leave the school as well rounded individuals.

Halley House School is a vibrant and welcoming school community that welcomes parent involvement and encourages all children to flourish. The staff are so committed and caring and work tirelessly to inspire the children. Learning and a passion for educating is at the heart of this school! We are really grateful to be part of this growing school.

In attending Kilburn Grange School, our children feel that they belong to a community that always has their best interests at its heart. They love the school, its staff and his friends, having developed tremendously since joining. The school is a place which is open, inclusive, multicultural and heart-warming. Thank you!

Rutherford House School offers a supportive environment for children to thrive in. They love children and it shows in the huge effort they put into keeping them happy and safe. They continually challenge themselves to open up new opportunities and experiences for pupils and I trust them to help me prepare my child to enter the world.

Watling Park School is a fantastic school to send your child to. My daughter adores all the teachers, enjoys her lessons. The school have helped her thrive. It is a place where children of all different socio-economic backgrounds and ethnicities get a great foundational opportunity to build on their educational minds as well as their social interaction.

Whitehall Park School is an amazing school as it provides a safe, happy and challenging learning space for my children. It has a great academic ethos and offers a broad curriculum as well as exceptional extra-curricular activities, both my children love going to school and that is thanks to the great teachers and staff!

Results of recent BPET New Parent Surveys

As the Trust for seven schools we take monitoring performance very seriously and undertake a regular ‘New Parent’ survey during the first half-term of the autumn term. The purpose of the survey is to see how well our new children, and parents/carers, are settling into school and to also review our induction and welcoming processes to see what may be improved in future.

Across the six schools the average response rate was 81%, which is a fantastic level of responses and engagement.

The key data we are so pleased to share is as follows:

  • 97% of respondents said their child ‘had settled Well or Very Well’ into their BPET School.
  • 92% rated their ‘overall experience of their BPET school so far as Good or Excellent’.
  • 96% of respondent said they were ‘Highly Likely’ to recommend their BPET School to their friends.

Here are some amazing statements of feedback from respondents:

“We love Watling Park.”

“I am very pleased with the evolution of my child, she always comes happy from school and always with new things learned. Many thanks to the teacher for their patience!”

“You have great skilled people who care!”

”My daughter couldn’t have been happier to start school. She loves her teachers and has made great friends.”

“I think the reception teams in both classes are really passionate about teaching and that is reflecting on the kids.  They love it. Thanks for all your hard work.”

”Excellent Induction – Kind, considerate, firm, setting high expectations and really welcoming.”

“I feel the discipline and sense of pride in the school is palpable. Very good indeed.”

“It’s a wonderful school, both, myself and my partner are very impressed with the rich curriculum and beginning to see my son thrive through learning and becoming more confident! Well done to all the staff for making my son shine.”

We would like to thank every parent or carer who took the time to give us feedback. Our next parents survey will be in Summer 2020 when we seek feedback on all aspects of the school.

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