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St Stephen's

Building Each Other Up in Love and Learning

Thank you for your feedback...

Thank you to the 104 parents who responded to our St Stephen’s parent survey in May.  Moreover, 216 parents and carers had completed the Parent View Survey’ in December so we have very much appreciated and taken on board your feedback this year.

Below is a summary of results:

  • 97% feel their children are happy at school
  • 99% feel their children are safe at school
  • 97% agree teaching is good
  • 97% feel that St Stephen’s is well-led
  • 87% feel that St Stephens is successful in creating a culture which celebrates diversity

Here is a sample of some positive comments and some ‘room for improvement’ comments. These will support our school development plan for next academic year.

What is going well at St Stephen’s?

  • Teachers are very knowledgeable and approachable
  • The teaching and pastoral care at St Stephens is excellent.
  • The culture. The children are well rounded and engaged. They have good manners too!
  • It’s a very happy friendly school. I feel my children have lots of opportunities including sports, school trips and workshops. I feel they are receiving a fully-rounded education at St Stephens.
  • A lovely, warm and caring school understands the needs of its pupils.
  • The children’s knowledge of broad issues and topics like the environment, different cultures, the attendance of an author on world book day.
  • Community spirit, helping children who are struggling academically
  • FOSS fundraising
  • The school is so supportive and the intervention classes are a superb asset to the school for the children
  • I like that every child is greeted at the gate as they enter and leave every day.
  • Particularly impressed that there was no pressure for SATS

What could be improved?

  • Would be good to hear more from Governors - could almost be an “Annual Report” where they cover highlights of the year, but also the challenges for the year ahead.
  • Better organisation of parent helpers for school trips
  • The volume of email communication is high. Perhaps a more modern tool when parents have an area with relevant communication for them and their children.
  • You let people know about how to help contribute to the school’s budget with direct debits