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Parents' Survey 2014 Results

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We conducted a series of surveys during 2014 one of which was designed to discover how we are viewed by you. The results are as you will see below and reflect the level of high regard in which the vast majority of you hold Rossmar School.

 

Statement

True

Almost Always True

Some- times True

Not True

Comment

1

Our School has a good reputation locally.

 

64

93%

3

4%

0

0

Not many people from the Coleraine area know about Rossmar School. Those who do, recommend it.

2

I am made to feel welcome by the Principal and the staff.

67

97%

2

3%

0

0

Mr. McLaughlin is amazing. A great principal.

 

3

Our School has a caring attitude.

 

64

93%

4

6%

0

0

There are times when I feel the individual child’s needs are lost among those of the class

4

My child is happy to come to school.

 

62

90%

4

6%

0

0

  • Doesn’t like getting up early
  • OK when in but wants to stay at home
  • He clashes with other people

5

Staff in the school are approachable.

 

65

94%

3

4%

1

1%

0

  • Very approachable. I know that if I have any worries I can phone any time.
  • The staff are all very accommodating
  • On occasion responses ie concerns, have been direct and defensive

 

6

The school has a well-motivated and dedicated team.

67

97%

1

1%

1

1%

0

  • The staff around my son are brilliant and that makes me a very happy mum
  • It would be our view that when another child’s behaviour impacts on other children-parents are not provided with enough info and not enough is done to support that child

7

The school deals with behavioural issues promptly and fairly.

64

93%

2

3%

2

3%

0

I don’t see it but I hop so

8

My child is happy at Rossmar

 

62

90%

2

3%

4

6%

0

  • Very happy
  • He can’t tell me but I feel he does
  • He clashes with other people

9

The teaching at the school is good and my child is making progress.

67

97%

1

1%

1

1%

0

Only when my son puts his mind to it

 

 

10

The school provides a bright, attractive, orderly learning environment.

63

91%

3

4%

2

3%

1

1%

  • Providing the best possible education with a lack of facilities available at the school
  • The staff make the best of an unsuitable  building

11

I am satisfied that appropriate homework is set (if applicable).

62

90%

2

3%

1

1%

0

  • My son never bothers
  • Communication could be better and more notice given ie events, newsletters, website

12

I feel that I currently get all the information I need from school.

64

93%

3

4%

1

1%

1

1%

Text messaging. Great communication tool.

13

I know how and when to contact the school if I need to.

67

97%

1

1%

1

1%

0

 

14

I feel that the school tries to involve me in school life.

 

62

90%

3

4%

2

3%

0

There is little link between home and school life. We don’t have much info about what is going on in school as a whole.

15

I know who the parent representatives on our

Governing body are.

40

58%

4

6%

2

3%

19

It would be a good idea to have a list of the Board of Governors sent home.

16

I feel that I am involved in setting and reviewing my child’s targets.

66

96%

2

3%

0

0

 

17

My child knows who to talk to if he/she is worried.

68

99%

0

0

1

1%

  • It worries him in case it causes trouble
  • Unsure due to communication difficulties
  • I don’t think he can

18

The school’s values, attitudes and ethos have a positive effect on my child

62

90%

2

3%

2

3%

0

 

19

The school praises and rewards my child when appropriate.

66

96%

1

1%

1

1%

0

 

20

Staff take time to listen to the children.

 

63

91%

2

3%

1

1%

0

 

21

Staff care about the children

 

66

96%

2

3%

0

0

This is very obvious at all levels

22

My child has friends at school

 

63

91%

2

3%

0

1

1%

I don’t know about this but I hope that one day he can will when he can communicate

 

 

23

My child gets a broad, balanced curriculum which is appropriate for his/her learning and social needs.

65

94%

2

3%

0

1

1%

 

24

Staff encourage my child to develop independent learning skills

66

96%

1

1%

1

1%

0

 

Comments:

  • I cannot recommend Rossmar enough. The staff are fantastic and I have never had any worries about my daughter being at school  because I know how much the staff care for the children.
  • I am very happy with my child’s placement at Rossmar School. My child has come on fantastically since attending. Eac and every member of staff always makes us feel welcome. Brilliant school.
  • Rossmar is an excellent school. Every teacher and classroom assistant has been fantastic. The teachers and staff are a credit to the school.
  • He just loves going to Rossmar every day. I have no worries as the staff are so caring and thoughtful towards him and he is in a safe place. He has a smile on his face when he gets the school bus. I feel Rossmar is a good school for my child to go to.
  • Rossmar is an excellent special needs school.
  • Rossmar is the ideal school to meet my child’s needs and the care given to my child is outstanding.
  • The staff at Rossmar have brought on my child immensely. He loves to go to school. Even when the school is closed he wants to attend.
  • Rossmar School is the best school for my son. He has come a long way since he started this school. He is a changed wee boy. He is doing well at school and at home. He is more settled than I have ever seen him.
  • Rossmar School has helped my son in many ways and I am very grateful for the help that he has received over the years.
  • Rossmar is a great school and the teachers are very good with the children at all times. Thank you Rossmar.
  • All good. A very enjoyable school. A lot of things for them to do and outings too.
  • My daughter is very happy at the school. It is an excellent school and the staff are very good. The principal always has the best interests of the pupils at heart and this is very obvious. We are proud and happy that our daughter attends this school.
  • The staff are brilliant with our daughter and as a parent it is great to know she is well cared for and looked after.
  • We are really happy with our son’s progress and he loves going to school. So happy days. Keep it up.
  • I can honestly say that Rossmar is a brilliant school and my daughter enjoys the whole aspect of the school. She thrives and has made tremendous progress since she first started. All staff and bus people have 100% dedication and are brilliant.
  • I can only say good things about the school. Principal, teachers, teaching  support staff are fantastic. All very supportive and caring.
  • I have been in a lot of schools with my other children and friends. This school and staff are the best I have ever worked with and are very highly thought of in the area.
  • The staff at Rossmar do an excellent job all round. They need new school buildings and lots of refurbishments to enable them to continue their good work
  • I am so pleased that my son attends Rossmar School. I have seen the progress since he started and he couldn’t be in a better place.Thanks.
  • My child is extremely happy at Rossmar. I have nothing but praise for the principal, teachers and staff. Wonderful school.
  • My child has been at Rossmar now for 11 years and I have always found all the staff helpful and caring towards my child and me. All forms of teaching, as always, have been to a great level and I am always informed about any changes. I know that at any time I can call in or phone and no matter what the problems are they are quickly dealt with.

N=69

Where the cross total does not equal 69 no response was given by 1 or more individuals

Percentages are rounded


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