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.