This section of the website will tell you about an online questionnaire launched by Ofsted in October 2011 called `Parent View’ that parents/carers can use to give views about this school at any time of the school year. The questionnaire is also the main mechanism for parents/carers to give your views to inspectors about the school at the time of a school inspection. Having recently had an Ofsted inspection in October 2014, we are not anticipating having another Ofsted in the near future. However, we are very keen to hear your views about the school! Your answers to the questionnaire will provide the school with valuable information about what you think of the school and helps us to improve.
The short questionnaire can be accessed by clicking on the following hyperlink:
You simply need an email address and a password to register with Parent View. Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to choose answers to twelve short questions about the school, such as whether your child is happy at the school, whether the level of homework given to your child is appropriate, and whether you would recommend the school to other parents/carers. You are able to give your views using a scale, from strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree. The questionnaire does not allow free text comments but invites responses to a series of closed questions, devised by Ofsted. All entries to Parent View are anonymous and the school will not have access to any information that can be used to identify a particular parent/carer.
Please remember, you can give your opinion on Horsenden Primary School through the Parent View questionnaire at any time during the school year. At the time of any future Ofsted inspection, or, if you change your opinion about a particular area, you can refresh or resubmit your views. This means the system will overwrite your previous responses so that only one ‘view’ for each parent/carer, per school, is held.
When Ofsted have received a minimum of ten responses from parents/carers of the school, the results will be available on the Ofsted website in real time for the school, parents/carers and the general public to view. Data about the school will be displayed in percentages and in easy-to-understand graphs. The results for the school will be saved at the end of each academic year so that the school will have an on-going, year-on-year, picture available to view.
Remember, you can access Parent View at any time during the year. Why not log on right now? It will only take a few moments to share your incredibly valuable views and opinions. However, if you do not have access to a computer or an email address or, if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into the school office and we will be more than happy to help you.
We very much value working in partnership with parents/carers in order to help us continually enhance the quality of the education that we provide to the pupils of Horsenden Primary School. Thank you for taking the time to read this information and we look forward to seeing your collective views on the Ofsted website in the very near future.