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Parent Questionnaire 19-20

Dear Parents, Carers and Families,


All the staff and Manor Lodge and I would like to thank you for completing the recent Parent Questionnaire we sent out to you. We were truly humbled by the sheer number of responses: the most the school has ever received. Thank you.


The questions asked of our school community are the same that the Ofsted’s Parent View (2019). We felt it important to be consistent with these.


At the same time, we also questioned Pupils about their perceptions of school. We divided the pupils into KS1 (Years 1-2) and KS2 (Years 3-6) ensuring that we asked age appropriate questions to include all our children. Our Foundation Stage (EYFS) will be asked similar questions later on in the year, when they have had longer to experience our provision.


As you will see from the responses, the main area parents felt required our attention was communication about your child and their learning throughout the year.


87.5% of parents strongly agreed or agreed that communication was effective but 12.5% of you believe that we could do better.


We take your feedback seriously and I will meet with my Senior Leadership Team and Parent Governors to ensure that we have a plan of improving our communication channels where appropriate.

In the meantime, please do check your child’s bag for newsletters; correspondence and homework. We do try and send information, where relevant, but we will certainly look to see how effective this is, and if we can improve in anyway.


We have also made huge improvements to our school website in recent months. Please take the time to visit our website where you should be able to find all the information you require about the school and what activities and lessons your children are undertaking this term. We welcome feedback about the website and suggestions as to how we could make it even better in the future wherever possible.


In any of the areas we didn’t reach 100% positive feedback or if you disagreed (or disagreed strongly) with any of the questions, the Senior Leadership Team will have spoken to you on a 1:1 basis or will endeavour to see you as soon as possible. These appointments will continue throughout this term. Thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.


Where the responses from the children were not 100%, we have also taken the time to speak to them on a 1:1 basis. This has been done through their teacher to illicit more information so that we can understand their reasoning in more detail.


The pupils’ comments were equally humbling. They were also encouraging and very perceptive! We will, as always, ensure the best provision possible for the children who make Manor Lodge so special.

Thank you once again for your support. With your children and your help we will continue to make Manor Lodge Community Primary School and Nursery a fantastic place of learning for all its children.

Yours Sincerely,


Mr B Cuff



Parent Questionnaire Results


% Agree/Strongly Agree

My child is happy at this school.


My child feels safe at this school.


The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.


The school deals with behaviour effectively, including any potential cases of bullying


The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year.


When I have raised issues with the school they have been dealt with properly.


‘My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed.’


The school has high expectations for my child.


My child does well at this school


The school lets me know how my child is doing.


There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.


My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.


The school supports my child’s wider personal development.


I would recommend this school to another parent.



KS2 Questionnaire



Comment/ Analysis/

What we’ve done about it…

I enjoy school



Teachers help me do my best



My teachers give me work that challenges me



Teachers make sure we understand things



Teachers listen to me in lessons



There are people in the school I can talk to if I am worried about anything


Some pupils, who have recently joined us, needed a clearer explanation/introduction to all the support available. Once we’d done this, then their answers became 100%

Other pupils behave well in this school


The main issues here were around playing football. As SLT we have asked a Sheffield United Coach to run a lunch time club to support football.

Teachers encourage me to be nice to other people



I feel safe in school


Those who answered ‘no’ were asked why. They responded that when the fire drill occurred, and once when our community police arrived to bring a message to the office.  

Bullying is not a problem in the school  


SLT and class teachers are working with pupils to distinguish between repeated patterns of unkind behaviour and occasional friendship arguments/falling out in the play ground.

School encourages me to be healthy



There are clubs and sports for me to take part in



Pupils respect people from all different cultures



Teachers encourage us to be respectful and kind



School helps me get ready for my next steps (like secondary school or my next year group)


Some pupils were unaware of what ‘next steps’ meant. As a staff we will encourage pupils and support them in knowing what these are.

I would recommend our school to other children




KS1 Questionnaire



Reason/Comment/What we can do about it…

I like coming to school?



I like my school?



I have lots of friends at school?


Support new-to-Manor Lodge pupils so that they meet new friends quickly.

I know what to do if I have no-one to play with?


When sat down with an adult to discuss what they could do in this situation, then their responses changed the answer to 100%. We could also make ‘buddy benches’ or playground friends using the Y6 pupils.

Play times are fun?


Some don’t like sport.

If the work is hard, I still try my best



The teachers in the school are fair and kind?


This question could have been translated into different languages for some pupils.

I like my class



I can tell teachers if someone has upset me?



I can talk to my teachers about anything?



I want to do well at school?


One pupil wrote “ I want to play more games instead…”

I like lunch times



I feel safe at school


Some new children need support on introducing our support team to them once joined Manor Lodge

If some children are unkind, and adult helps us.