Parent views

Please find below the results of the most recent Parent Questionnaires (March 2018). Thank you to everyone who has completed a questionnaire.
Here is the link for Ofsted's Parent View.
 
 
 
 

Humshaugh First School

Parent and Carer Questionnaire Results March 2018

 

 

Dear Parents,

The response rate for our questionnaire has again been very good with 90% of families represented. The results are very positive indeed, and where there was a comment, it was constructive, helpful and complimentary. The results have been shared with staff and with Governors, and the questions which have emerged will form part of our School Improvement Plan in the coming year. We have included a % breakdown against each question, along with a selection of comments made to give an idea of response rates etc.

Many thanks once again for your fabulous support of our small school.

 

 

 

Disagree       

   Agree

        Strongly

 Agree

1

 

My child is happy at this school.

 

                 

    8%       

     92%

2

 

My child feels safe at this school.

 

 

   4%

    96%

3

My child makes good progress at this school.

 

  10%

    90%

4

My child is well looked after at this school.

 

  4%

    96%

5

My child receives appropriate homework for their age.

 

  20%

    80%

6

This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.

 

   4%

    96%

7

My child is taught well at this school.

 

  16%

    84%

8

This school deals effectively with bullying.

 

  16%

    84%

9

This school is well led and managed.

 

  12%

    88%

10

This school responds well to any concerns I raise.

 

  12%

    88%

11

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

 

  18%

    82%

12

I would recommend this school to another parent.

 

  8%

    92%

Here are some of your comments...

My child is happy at this school.

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • Our daughter loves going to school, being at school and really enjoys the many wonderful teachers and administrators.
  • She never says that she doesn’t want to go to school!
  • All of my children love school, they hate being ill or having to stay off for any reason.
  • My child always comes out of school happy.
  • This school has changed my child so very much, his confidence now is amazing.
  • My child is very settled and enjoys school. She especially loves Messy Church.
  • My child is very happy at this school.
  • My children always look forward to school.
  • My child adores his time at school.

My child feels safe at this school.

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • The safeguarding and administration are top notch.
  • My child feels like he can talk to any member of staff about anything and he knows he is going to be very well looked after and cared for.
  • I have no safety concerns at all.
  • My child is safe and happy at school.
  • My child is safe and content at school.

My child makes good progress at this school.

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • My child’s learning has taken quantum jumps since she began attending this school-she loves her lessons and teachers.
  • My child’s learning since starting at this school has been spectacular.
  • All the time we see massive changes in my child’s progress and social skills.
  • My child has made excellent progress since starting last year, especially in handwriting.
  • My child makes excellent progress and his additional needs are well catered for.

My child is well looked after at this school.

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • The teachers and staff are all lovely are willing to listen and help out when they can.
  • 5*
  • My child is very well looked after in school and is very content here.
  • My child’s learning has taken quantum jumps since she began attending this school-she loves her lessons and teachers.

 

My child receives appropriate homework for their age.

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • There is enough for us to feel engaged in his education without it being a burden on his free time while he is still quite young.
  • Homework is appropriate and she loves Big Maths.
  • In general I agree it is at an appropriate level. There have been times when it has been excessive, but the faculty addressed our concerns promptly.

This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • The children appear courteous and well behaved both at ‘official’ school occasions e.g. concerts and services and when playing freely in the playground or play park.
  • The children are very caring towards one another which makes for a happy environment.
  • 110%- you can see it in every child.
  • All the children appear very well behaved.

 

My child is taught well at this school.

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • The faculty is of the highest order. Mrs Long is dedicated, talented and devoted to her students.
  • My child has expressed how much he enjoys working with his teachers and shows great understanding of so many topics already.
  • My child sometimes finds it hard to understand, which the teachers help with.
  • My child does need a little more time spent with him to develop his learning and this is exactly what he receives from the teaching staff. Amazing.
  • Teaching is excellent and my child is always excited to share what she has learned that day.
  • Excellent teaching-my child’s needs are thought through and he receives the help he needs.

 

 

This school deals effectively with bullying.

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • Thankfully not a problem we have witnessed which I suspect is due to the excellent behaviour of the children.
  • Measures I have observed have been appropriate and effective.
  • My child has no experience of bullying in school.
  • I have never known or head of any bullying.

This school is well led and managed.

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • Mrs Long, stepping in under such difficult circumstances has proven herself to be supremely capable and inspirational.
  • The Headteacher is lovely and does an amazing job.
  • This school is very organised and parents are kept well informed.
  • We could not ask for more.
  • Very well managed-communication with parents is excellent.
  • Well managed, efficient and excellent communication.

This school responds well to any concerns I raise.

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • All of the staff are really supportive.
  • I have never had any concerns.
  • Any concerns I have had have been dealt with very efficiently by staff, ensuring my child feels safe and looked after at school.
  • Any concerns are dealt with straight away.
  • Always a fast response and good communication with parents.
  • Responds very well to concerns and uses good communication methods to talk to parents.
  • All my questions and queries have been quickly dealt with.

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

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • Regular parent consultations and the end of year report give official feedback as to progress while comments on his work/reading in reading records give regular upadates. I know I can speak to his class teacher at any time.
  • The teachers always answer any questions and will find you to let you know if anything is up.
  • Communication is excellent.
  • The electronic newsletter is excellent.
  • Brilliant newsletter.

I would recommend this school to another parent.

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • I would strongly recommend this school and often do!
  • This school is excellent and I would recommend it with great enthusiasm.
  • I already have recommended the school.
  • I always do!
  • Both my children are very happy and settled at this school.
  • Yes I would.
  • We could not be happier overall as parents with the care and education our children receive at Humshaugh. We would always recommend Humshaugh First School to other parents.

General comments

What do you like most about Humshaugh First School?

  • Humshaugh First School is a truly excellent institution and deserves all the plaudits and recognition it can get. The faculty, administration and governors have built a really special place that really fosters a love of learning and compassion. You should be very proud.
  • Humshaugh First School provides a caring, safe environment for my son to grow and learn, with a well-rounded approach to the curriculum and the added bonus of discovering he loves to sing and perform.
  • My daughter loves coming to school and has always enjoyed learning and participating-thank you.
  • I love the fact they are in smaller classes so they get more attention and if there is a problem it doesn’t get missed.
  • I love the fact they go to the village and to the wood.
  • I already have recommended the school.

 

Areas for improvement

  • More trips out but I understand the financial restraints.
  • I think my son gets quite a lot of homework in comparison to my eldest son when he was the same age.
  • I would like a smaller amount of homework in the holidays.