Over the last few years we have seen the completion rate for this survey rise from less than 30% to a record high last year of 69% of all families at TBS Warsaw. This survey provides us with a wealth of data which we have used very effectively to guide our development planning and help direct our strategic decision making.
From last year’s survey, key areas we identified as areas for improvement included the frequency and quality of day trips in Warsaw, the onboarding and bonding for new pupils, opportunities for children to perform, compete and enjoy success including in sport, the arts and other areas of school life and how we share information with our parents.
We have seen a considerable increase in day trips in Warsaw this term in Primary, and next week we begin our day trip programme in Secondary with Years 7, 8 and 9 all out on trips in the city. We have looked at a variety of ways of improving the experience for new pupils to school and believe moving the green camps to September has certainly made a huge impact in how easy it is for new pupils to feel a sense of belonging to their year group.
Continued developments in the competitive sporting calendar and the increased number of musical and arts offerings such as the introduction of Secondary dance and drama shows next term and a Secondary Musical in the summer term will also provide our students with further opportunities. I must also mention and thank our music staff for Thursday evening’s Christmas concert which saw children from our Nursery classes in Dabrowskiego performing on stage with our older children. It was such an enjoyable experience and great to see children of all ages collaborating in music performances.
In September we launched our Parent Handbooks in Primary and Secondary and this term we have also introduced a more frequent programme for Parent Voice. Initial feedback from parents has been very positive about both of these initiatives and we will also be introducing frequent Parent Voice meetings in Dabrowskiego from January again in response to requests from parents.
I hope that this demonstrates that we do listen and where possible take action to address your concerns. I would now like to ask that as many parents as possible contribute to our annual survey by completing the parent survey which can be accessed by clicking on the link below. If you have more than one child in your family who attends the school and you wish to complete the survey separately for each child giving different perspectives to your answers then this is encouraged, otherwise please only complete the survey once. If you have any questions about the survey then please write directly to Elizabeth Lipsett, and we will attempt to answer your question. The survey closes on Friday 31st January 2020.
The survey can be accessed by clicking on THIS LINK.