I am writing to tell you about an online questionnaire called Parent View that parents and carers can use to give your views about this school at any time of the school year. Parent View has replaced the paper questionnaires that inspectors used to circulate at the time of a school inspection to gather parents’ views.
If our school is notified that Ofsted is inspecting it, we will send you a letter about the inspection, with a link to Parent View. We will also send a text or email message to parents whose mobile numbers or email addresses we have on our records. Ofsted asks parents to submit their views by 11am, if possible, on the first day of the two-day inspection, so that inspectors can consider all online responses that are submitted at the time.
To complete the short questionnaire at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk you simply need an email address and a password to register. Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to choose answers to 12 short questions about the school, such as how well we deal with bullying, the quality of teaching, whether the level of homework given to your child is appropriate, and whether you would recommend the school to other parents.
Inspectors will consider parents’ views alongside other evidence when making a judgement about a school. It is also useful for us because it gives valuable information about what you think of the school and helps us to improve.
Please remember, you can give your opinion of your child’s school through Parent View at any time during the school year. At the time of an inspection, you can refresh or resubmit your views and the facility will overwrite your previous response so that only one ‘view’ for each parent, per school, is held.
If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask at reception. Please also let us know if you have changed your mobile number and/or email address so we can update our records.