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Woodfarm Parent Council Parent Forum Survey January 2014.

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1 Woodfarm Parent Council Parent Forum Survey January 2014

2 Objectives To find out the Parent Forum’s views on: what they feel we are doing well what areas they feel we could improve on what ideas we could consider moving forward To enable the Parent Council to: consider how best to meet the Parent Forum’s needs plan for the future

3 Survey Results School role 862 approx. 23 parent responses 2.7% response rate approx. Quantitative feedback Qualitative feedback

4 Qu1: Have you ever had a reason to contact the Parent Council? 4.55% - Yes (1) 95.45% - No (21) Skipped this question (1)

5 Qu2: If so, were you satisfied with the outcome? 100% - Satisfied (1)

6 Qu3: If you needed to, would you know how to contact the Parent Council? 54.55% - Yes (12) 45.45% - No (10) Skipped this question (1)

7 Qu4: The Parent Council has many duties. In order of what you feel is important, please rank each of the following: Average ranking Organising social and fundraising events Supporting the work of the school by advising on its policies Being involved in the appointment of senior staff Promoting contact between all parents/carers and the rest of the school Discussing anything that is of interest to parents/carers

8 Qu5: Do you believe that the Parent Council is representative of the views of the wider Parent Forum? 70.59% - Yes (12) 29.41% - No (5) Skipped this question (6)

9 Qu5: Comments/feedback I suspect many parents do not take the time to share their views! No because it represents those that are interested in being INVOLVED in the school but there are others who have opinions/views but do not voice them by getting in touch with parent council or attending meetings for whatever reason Not many parents follow what goes on in PC and there is not enough feedback from the parent forum. PCs need to work hard to communicate aims and approaches to all parents and carers. They don't have any communication with other parents, so how can they represent us? Simply because lack of parent becoming involved. Not sure

10 Qu6: From time to time the Parent Council may need to gain parents/carers views on issues regarding the school. Are you happy to be contacted via the school (i.e. text, or letter)? If not, please can you let the school office know that you do not wish to be contacted by the Parent Council by ing renfrew.sch.uk or calling % - Yes (21) Skipped this question (2)

11 Qu7: Have you ever visited the Parent Council pages on the school website? 0% - Often (0) 43.48% - Occasionally (10) 56.52% - Never (13)

12 Qu8: From time to time, the Parent Council run fundraising events. Do you have any suggestions for fundraising activities you would be happy to support? Skipped this question (20) Responses (3): 1. Fashion show 2. What about a raffle for hampers at Christmas time. Parents could be asked for a contribution to the hamper and to sell tickets. Each hamper could be food/drinks from a different country eg Scottish, Italian, Indian 3. I try to support all of your fundraising activities

13 Qu9: Would you be happy for some of the funds raised to be passed on to the school to subsidise coach travel for out of school activities? 95.65% - Yes (22) 4.35%- No (1) Comments/feedback If the school does not have budget for all the new text books required for the new national 4 and national 5 courses funds should be made available for this.

14 Qu10: Any other comments/suggestions? Skipped this question (21) Responses (2): Comments/feedback A newsletter from the parent council would be useful. It could highlight the work carried out by the parent council and inform parents of ongoing issues I was unable to fill in number 4 and 6 of the survey...

15 Summary The majority of the Parent Forum: think the most important duty is to organise social and fundraising events would know how to contact the PC if they needed to believe the PC is representative of the views of the wider PF are happy to be contacted via the school for their views are happy for some of the PC funds raised to be used to subsidise coach travel

16 Summary However, the majority of the Parent Forum: have never had a reason to contact the PC have never visited the PC pages on the school website feel that discussing anything that is of interest to parents/carers is least important didn’t have any suggestions for fundraising activities they would be happy to support

17 Ideas to consider moving forward How can we improve feedback and communicate aims/ approaches to all parents and carers? How can we ensure the PF know how to contact the PC? How can we encourage better use of the PC website pages? How can we get a higher response to future surveys? Should we introduce new fundraising ideas? Should we introduce a PC newsletter?

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