Parent Surveys

2017 Parent Surveys

98% of parents rate the school positively with 79% rating the school as good or excellent. The 2017 survey confirmed the areas of our work parents rate highly.

Over 33 separate questions scored 90% or higher, the top 18 being:

  • Transitions and options processes (whether Year 6 to Year 7, Year 8 to Year 9 or into the Sixth Form*).
  • School security and students’ safety* and feelings of safety.
  • Developing students’ self-esteem*.Quality of teaching*.
  • Management of attendance* and punctuality.
  • The range of subjects on offer at GCSE and the opportunity to find out about new ones during the options process.
  • Prevention of, and dealing with, bullying.Development of strong moral values*.
  • Leadership and management.
  • Education about cyber-safety*, sex and relationships* and promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Quality of challenge for the more able*.
  • The appropriateness of homework*.
  • Students’ respect for difference (other cultures and religions, disability, sexuality etc)*.
  • Usefulness of reports.
  • Communication with parents.
  • Quality of pastoral care.
  • Work on students’ mental wellbeing.
  • University advice and guidance.

*All of these areas, in addition to scoring over 90% showed an improvement on last year.

Other areas showing improvements were:

  • Explaining how parents can help their child.Support for disadvantaged students.
  • Developing independent learning skills.
  • Support for non-Maiden Erlegh students to settle into our sixth form.
  • Student involvement in the wider sixth form.
  • Quality of advice and guidance about apprenticeships (in the sixth form).
  • Students taking up careers interviews.
  • Understanding of what employers are looking for (skills).
  • Information about careers education and post 18 destinations (eg: new website area).

Priorities set by parents for the next year:

  • Continuing to reduce the amount of lessons covered by supply teachers.
  • Quantity of homework.
  • Continued development of wider careers advice pre- and post-16.
  • Continued work on information to parents on how they can support their child at home.