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Spring Term 2017: Parent Survey on Spelling and Handwriting

Total completed: 114

 

Yes

No

Unsure

No Answer

Q1.

Are you aware of the new National Curriculum (2014) for spelling?

62

54%

45

40%

5

4%

2

2%

Q2.

Do you feel that your child has the knowledge to spell words efficiently (well) and accurately (correctly)?

102

89%

10

9%

2

2%

0

Q3.

Does your child use their knowledge of phonics and spelling patterns to help them spell?

98

86%

11

10%

5

4%

0

Q4.

Does your child practice their letters and sounds (phonics) at home?

99

87%

12

10%

2

2%

1

1%

Q5.

Does your child practice their spellings at home?

 

107

93%

4

4%

3

3%

0

Q6.

Do you help your child practice their spellings?

 

102

89%

8

7%

4

4%

0

Q7.

Did you know that your child has a weekly spelling test (SPAG Challenge)?

82

72%

27

23%

3

3%

2

2%

Q8.

Do you think spelling and handwriting is important?

 

114

100%

0

0

0

Q9.

Do you think the school supports your child enough with their spelling and handwriting skills?

103

90%

0

11

10%

0

Q10.

Does your child practice handwriting at home? 

 

93

   81%

19

17%

2

2%

0

Q11.

Have you seen examples of good handwriting?

 

100

88%

8

7%

6

5%

0

Q12.

Have you attended any spelling and handwriting meetings at Brettenham?

43

38%

70

61%

1

1%

0

Q13.

Would you like to attend a spelling and handwriting workshop at Brettenham?

93

81%

20

18%

1

1%

0

Q14.

Would you like to share any ideas that may help improve spelling and handwriting?

Please state your idea(s):

  • Dictation practice
  • Learn through games, including on the computer/internet/school website
  • Daily practice at school and home
  • More spelling and handwriting homework
  • Teach spelling using songs and rhymes
  • Provide more, harder vocabulary to learn, including all high-frequency words
  • More handwriting clubs
  • More handwriting worksheets, e.g. letter formation and joined up writing
  • More intervention support
  • Use different methods to teach spelling, e.g. cover word, memorise and write
  • Use a phonics mat to help with spelling and writing sentences
  • SPAG test content sent home so that parents are aware of the areas they need to support their children in 

33

29%

44

39%

13

11%

24

21%

Inclusive Parental Involvement - Autumn Term 2016 Parent Survey Results

 

Total Complete: 82

 

Questions

Yes

No

Comment

No answer

Q1. Do you have opportunities to be involved in your child’s education?

78

95%

4

5%

 

 

Q2. How are you involved? Please write answer in the comment section. 

 

 

 

59 – 72%

No time due to work; trips; meetings; parent workshops; Parent Governor; Parent Rep; Open Evening; extra-curricular involvement; homework support; communication with child and teacher; support child; read with child

23

28%

Q3. Is there an easy and effective home-school communication that supports inclusion?

75

91%

7

9%

 

 

Q4. Can you give any examples of communication?  Please write answer in the comment section. 

 

 

76 – 93%

Parent texts; letters; newsletters; website; meetings; workshops; speaking to staff; telephone calls; emails; open evening; class dojo; child’s progress tracked and feedback to parents, e.g. report

6

7%

Q5. Are you confident that your child is valued and included?

82

100%

 

 

 

Q6. Are parent-teacher discussions and reports productive and supportive of your child’s learning progress?

82

100%

 

 

 

Q7. How are they supportive? Please write answer in the comment section. 

 

 

 

65 - 79%

Discuss levels, progress, plans and targets; meet with the teacher; discuss how my child has settling in; teacher suggests ways to get my child reading; concerns are shared and questions answered; informative; update us about what’s happening at school; provide feedback; feeling understood and supported; clarity on achievement and next steps; communication could be improved by providing more information

17

21%

Q8. Are your concerns addressed, and questions answered?

78

95%

4

5%

More communication needed by welfare, in addition to bigger injuries

 

Q9. Are you involved in decisions about your child?

79

97%

2

2%

 

1

1%

Q10. How are you involved in decisions? Please write answer in the comment section. 

 

 

 

51 – 62%

I am the mum; be a positive role model and lead in the right direction; attend meetings; meet with the teacher; communicate with the school; complete secondary transfer; I make decisions; listen to teacher suggestions; letter or text

31

38%

Q11. Do you think that parents and carers value the school?

64

78%

3

4%

Not everyone

15

18%

Q12. Does the school regularly seek parent and carer views on a range of school issues?

68

83%

3

4%

Sometimes

11

13%

Q13. How does the school regularly seek parent and carer views? Please write answer in the comment section. 

 

 

68 – 83%

Surveys; workshops; Miss Avci; Coffee Stop; meetings; letters; newsletters; website; open evening; forums; new to the school, so not sure

14

17%

 

Q14. Have you attended any parent programmes or workshops that the school provides?

42

51%

37

45%

Working; no childcare; struggles with the stairs; irrelevant

3

4%

Q15. What parent programmes could you benefit from? Please write answer in the comment section. 

 

 

35 – 43%

ESOL; Coffee Stop; Strengthening Families-Strengthening Communities; ESCAPE; art; literacy; numeracy; Zumba fitness; homework workshops; CV writing; interview skills;

47

57%