Ofsted Parent View

Parent View is a questionnaire which gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about our school. It asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of our school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping Ark Dickens to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about us.

 

Collated responses from the Parents' Evening questionnaire – November 2018

In November 2018, Ark Dickens surveyed parents of current pupils for their feedback on the quality of education provided at the school.

Key summary of findings:

Question

Responses

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Total % agree or strongly agree

Don’t know

Disagree

Strongly disagree

My child is happy at AD 64% 33% 97% 2% 1%  
My child feels safe at AD 57% 33% 90% 7% 2% 1%
Children behave well in school 45% 38% 83% 13% 4%  
My child is NOT bullied or harassed at school 47% 33% 80% 9% 8% 3%
My child enjoys eating lunch at school 49% 34% 83% 7% 9% 1%
My child enjoys play times 61% 30% 91% 8% 1%  
My child was helped to settle well when they started at school 60% 34% 94% 4% 2%  
My child is supported and challenged at school 54% 37% 91% 7% 2%  
Staff treat my child fairly 57% 35% 92% 7%   1%
Staff expect my child to work hard 57% 36% 93% 5% 1% 1%
I am kept well informed about how my child is getting on 51% 40% 91% 5% 3% 1%
I am pleased with my child’s curriculum 54% 37% 91% 8% 1%  
There is a good range of activities that my child finds interesting and enjoyable 56% 37% 93% 5% 2%  
My child receives appropriate homework for their age 50% 38% 88% 6% 5% 1%
Staff encourage my child to become independent and responsible 57% 38% 95% 4% 1%  
Staff are happy and welcoming 59% 36% 95% 4% 1%  
Teaching is good 61% 35% 96% 4%    
Teachers are available to discuss my child’s progress 57% 36% 93% 6% 1%  
The school environment is interesting and engaging 55% 39% 94% 5% 1%  
The school encourages me to be involved in its life and work 53% 39% 92% 6% 2%  
I am happy with the quality of school trips and visits 54% 38% 92% 4% 4%  
The school promotes worthwhile attitudes and values 54% 42% 96% 3% 1%  
The school seeks the views of parents and takes account of suggestions or concerns 49% 42% 91% 6% 3%  
The school communicates effectively with parents 50% 43% 93% 4% 2% 1%
The school is led and managed well by the Principal and Leadership team 50% 40% 90% 9% 1%  
I feel comfortable approaching the school with questions or a problem or complaint 55% 44% 99% 1%    
This is a good school 53% 43% 96% 4%    
I would recommend this school to others 55% 38% 93% 6% 1%  

Survey size: 214 respondents. The responses are overwhelmingly positive.

 

Collated responses from Parents' Evening PE questionnaire – November 2018

Specialised PE provision is new to Ark Dickens Primary Academy (fully rolled-out in September 2018) and incorporates the school wide House System. The four Houses form the basis of all PE teaching and serve to promote competitive spirit and resilience amongst our pupils and staff.

In November 2018 we asked parents to complete our PE questionnaire. A summary of the results is below.

Question

Responses

  Strongly agree Agree Total % agree or strongly agree Don’t know Disagree Strongly disagree
PE provision is good at Ark Dickens Academy 66% 27% 93% 7%    
My child enjoys PE 68% 27% 95% 4% 0.5% 0.5%
Expectations for PE have improved 55% 31% 86% 12% 2%  
The number of sports related activities have increased around school 54% 32% 86% 13% 1%  
I can see competition around school 39% 27% 66% 31% 3%  
The number of before and after school clubs is sufficient 42% 25% 67% 25% 4% 4%
PE provision helps behaviour around school 49% 28% 77% 23%    

Survey size: 179 respondents

Note: As of September the school opened up 160 after-school places for sports clubs. All places were allocated (79% to pupil premium children) and we are operating waitlists. Spring term those who were not successful this term will be offered club spaces.
 

Collated responses from the Parents' Evening questionnaire – March 2019

Question

Responses

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Total % agree or strongly agree

Don’t know

Disagree

Strongly disagree

My child is happy at AD 60% 36% 96% 2% 1% 1%
My child feels safe at AD 61% 36% 97% 2% 1% 1%
Children behave well in school 51% 42% 93% 5% 1% 1%
My child enjoys eating lunch at school 52% 37% 89% 3% 7% 2%
My child enjoys play times 66% 32% 98% 1% 1%  
My child was helped to settle well when they started at school 62% 35% 97% 2% 1%  
My child is supported and challenged at school 59% 36% 95% 4% 1%  
Staff treat my child fairly 62% 35% 97% 3% 1% 1%
Staff expect my child to work hard 64% 32% 96% 3% 1%  
I am kept well informed about how my child is getting on 54% 40% 94% 3% 1%  
I am pleased with my child’s curriculum 55% 41% 96% 3% 1%  
There is a good range of activities that my child finds interesting and enjoyable 56% 42% 98% 2%   1%
My child receives appropriate homework for their age 49% 41% 90% 5% 4% 1%
Staff encourage my child to become independent and responsible 60% 36% 96% 3% 1%  
Staff are happy and welcoming 64% 33% 97% 4%    
Teaching is good 64% 32% 96% 4%    
Teachers are available to discuss my child’s progress 57% 39% 96% 4%    
The school environment is interesting and engaging 59% 35% 94% 5% 2%  
The school encourages me to be involved in its life and work 58% 34% 92% 5% 2%  
I am happy with the quality of school trips and visits 58% 37% 95% 2% 3% 1%
The school promotes worthwhile attitudes and values 57% 38% 95% 5% 1%  
The school seeks the views of parents and takes account of suggestions or concerns 49% 38% 87% 10% 2% 1%
The school communicates effectively with parents 55% 38% 93% 6% 1%  
The school is led and managed well by the Principal and Leadership team 55% 35% 90% 7% 3%  
I feel comfortable approaching the school with questions or a problem or complaint 55% 41% 96% 3% 1%  
This is a good school 57% 38% 95% 4% 1% 1%
I would recommend this school to others 55% 36% 91% 6% 2% 1%

Survey size: 214 respondents. The responses are overwhelmingly positive.

 

Collated responses from Parents' Evening PE questionnaire – March 2019

Specialised PE provision is new to Ark Dickens Primary Academy (full roll-out September 2018) and incorporates the school wide House system. The 4 Houses form the basis of all PE teaching and serve to promote competitive spirit (and resilience) amongst our pupil (and staff!) population.

Question

Responses

  Strongly agree Agree Total % agree or strongly agree Don’t know Disagree Strongly disagree
PE provision is good at Ark Dickens Academy 63% 31% 94% 6%    
My child enjoys PE 65% 28% 93% 5% 3%  
Expectations for PE have improved 52% 30% 82% 18%    
The number of sports related activities have increased around school 49% 32% 81% 19%    
I can see competition around school 40% 29% 69% 29% 2%  
The number of before and after school clubs is sufficient 38% 29% 67% 26% 7% 1%
PE provision helps behaviour around school 42% 33% 75% 24% 1%  

Survey size: 177 respondents

If you have any serious concerns, or don’t feel you have had the chance to have your say, you are welcome to speak to the Principal or a member of the Senior Leadership Team at any time.