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A message from OFSTED
Did you know more than 14,100 parents have completed our Parent View survey since its launch in late October 2011?
Parent View allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time of the year. It features 12 questions that cover a range of issues important to parents, such as how well the school deals with bullying, the quality of teaching, whether the level of homework given is appropriate and a final question of whether or not a parent would recommend the school. Once a small number of surveys are completed, the results for the school are visible in Parent View although individual responses are not.
Ofsted analyses the responses given by parents on a monthly basis. Many parents that are happy with their child’s school use Parent View to share their satisfaction or to show their support for the school. Where large numbers of survey results are critical of a school, inspectors will look at the information alongside other data, such as examination results, attendance records and complaint levels, to make a decision about whether or when to inspect the school.
Anna Reeder, Headteacher of St Luke’s Church of England Primary School, Cambridge, is one of a number of headteachers around the country actively encouraging parents to register and share their views on the Parent View website. She said, ‘I think Parent View is a good starting point for parents to give their views and for schools to take note of them. We will use it to ask for more detailed direct feedback, which can make all the difference to schools.’
Currently, the vast majority of schools receive up to two working days’ notice of an inspection and inspectors gather the views of parents by inviting them to complete printed questionnaires. Although we have long considered no-notice inspections (when inspectors turn up at a school unannounced), we could not overcome the important issue of being able to collect parents’ views during the inspection. With the introduction of Parent View, parents can now share their opinions of their child’s school at any time, making a move to no-notice inspections possible.
The survey is not designed to receive complaints about schools. Parents who wish to make a complaint or have a serious concern about their child’s school or about the safety or wellbeing of a child can find more information on the complaints page of our website.
If you are a parent or carer you simply need your email address and a password to register on the Parent View website at:http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
Once your login has been activated it only takes a few minutes to rate your child’s school against the 12 questions.