In March of this year you were asked to participate in a survey that has provided us with indicators of satisfaction and areas that we need to focus our attention upon.
As a school we have a commitment to be attentive to the voices of our stakeholders and in order to continue achieving standards of excellence we must retain, refine and innovate as a matter of course.
I am very pleased to be able to inform you that 95% or more of parents would recommend our school, feel that their children are happy and safe at school and are receiving a high quality education. In short, levels of satisfaction are extremely high.
Other areas of strength that were highlighted by satisfaction levels of 90% or more, make reference to the school providing a stimulating learning environment in which the students have a good relationship with their teachers and are able to develop social skills and a sense of confidence that is essential for learners in education today.
It is vital that new students and their families, “new starters,” are made to quickly feel at home in the BIS community and parental satisfaction overall in this important area has markedly improved compared with last year. Parents make specific reference to their first contact with the school being positive and welcoming, the entry process being well organised and that all relevant needed information was given at the start. The overall induction process was cited as being good by over 90% of parents.
Education has to be relevant and responsive. Accordingly, it is imperative that we have your input regarding areas in which we need to engage our focus. These areas are taken seriously and subject to rigorous dialogues leading to positive improvement. It is apparent that regarding communication, we need to augment our dialogue with parents pertaining to their children’s successes outside of academic achievement and how best to support their learning. In the area of facilities and services, parents were concerned with school meals, although this aspect did display an improvement compared with last year.
Thank you so much for taking part in the survey.
Tim Deyes | Principal