Ofsted Report and Parent View
This is a good school where pupils make good progress and achieve well. The very large majority of parents and carers who responded to the questionnaire agree. One parent or carer, representing the views of many, commented, ‘The school gives excellent opportunities to develop the whole child – including sports clubs, musical activities and stimulating partnership initiatives.’ Another added that, ‘I have been very impressed with the excellent teaching, interesting topics and how teachers have met the individual needs of my daughter.’
Attainment is above average and improving as pupils in the current Year 6 are well on track to reach higher levels of attainment this year in both English and mathematics. Detailed analysis of the performance of other cohorts of pupils across the school and a scrutiny of their work show they too are making good progress and achieving well.
In October 2011 Ofsted launched Parent View, which is a facility for parents to give their views about their child’s school.
Parent View allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time of the year. It features 12 questions that cover a range of issues important to parents, such as how well the school deals with bullying, the quality of teaching, whether the level of home learning given is appropriate and a final question of whether or not a parent would recommend the school. Once a small number of surveys are completed, the results for the school are visible in Parent View although individual responses are not.
Ofsted analyses the responses given by parents on a monthly basis. Many parents who are happy with their child’s school use Parent View to share their satisfaction or to show their support for the school. Where large numbers of survey results are critical of a school, inspectors will look at the information alongside other data, including examination results, attendance records and complaint levels to establish the quality of education that a school provides for its community.
The survey is not designed to receive complaints about schools. Parents who wish to make a complaint or have a serious concern about their child’s school or about the safety or wellbeing of a child should do this using other channels. Please do not hesitate to contact the school in these circumstances so that such a concern can be addressed.
If you are a parent or carer you simply need your email address and a password to register on the Parent View website at: http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk. Once your login has been activated it only takes a few minutes to rate your child’s school against the 12 questions.
Thank you for taking the time to give feedback about Christopher Rawlins CE Primary School.