2019 Parent views on Thorogate School

2019 Parent views about Thorogate School

Review of response to Parent Questionnaire July 2019

In July governors sent home a parent questionnaire with school reports. We received 23 responses - thank you very much to those parents who responded. We can only assume that the other parents were happy with Thorogate School and did not feel the need to respond - we are hoping to engage more with parents this coming year and hopefully increase the response to questionnaires such as this.

Overall, we were very pleased with what the survey told us such as:

  • 94% think that their child makes good progress.
  • 100% of respondents felt their child is well taught.
  • 95% of respondents feel that school responds well to any concerns.

There are clearly also areas parents feel we need to improve. As a result:

  • We will be looking at the behaviour expressed by a few of our pupils and being clearer in how we respond to this behaviour.
  • We will increase opportunities for parents to have ‘a voice’ in school and express how they feel.
  • Further develop systems for those pupils who are more sensitive in the ‘hustle and bustle’ of an active school.

As always, we thank you for your support and together we can continue to have a great school.

Chris Hepworth

Chair of Governors


Thorogate School Parent Survey Results July 2019

1.My Child is happy at this school.

52% strongly agreed

35% agreed

9% disagreed

2. My Child feels safe at this school.

70% strongly agreed

13% agreed

9% disagreed

4% strongly disagreed

3. My child makes good progress at this school.

44% strongly agreed

44% agreed

4% disagreed

4. My child is well looked after at this school

57% strongly agreed

34% agreed

9% disagreed

5. My child is well taught at this school.

57% strongly agreed

39% agreed

6. My child receives appropriate homework for their age.

35% strongly agreed

56% agreed

7. The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved,

39% strongly agreed

26% agreed

22% disagree

8. This school deals effectively with bullying.

26% strongly agreed

26% agreed

9% disagreed

9. This school is well led and managed.

48% strongly agreed

17% agreed

17% disagreed

10. This school responds well to any concerns I raise.

52% strongly agreed

30% agreed

4% disagree

11.I receive valuable information about my child's progress

48% strongly agreed

48% agreed

4% disagreed

12.There is a good range of extra curricular activities for my child to enjoy,

44% strongly agreed

26% agreed

22% disagreed

4% strongly disagreed

13. Would you recommend this school to another parent.

91% yes

9% no

A total of 23 responses were received.