Emotional Well-being Pathway: Parent Survey Feedback

/ News / Letters and Notes / Emotional Well-being Pathway: Parent Survey Feedback
73 people responded to the questionnaire. There are 195 pupils at the school.
There was an electronic survey, publicised through the newsletter, and a physical survey, available in the front office and handed out at parents evening.
The first part of the survey focussed on whether families had sought help before and its usefulness.

Q1 : If you were worried about your child feeling upset or unhappy, would you know where to go for help ?

Answered : 73  Skipped : 0

Q2 : If Yes where would you go ?

Answered : 70 Skipped : 3

Q3 : If you have asked for support in the past, was it helpful ?

Answered : 48 Skipped : 25

The majority of people felt that they knew where they would go for support. The most common places to ask for support were 1) school 2) friends or family and 3) G.P. The quality of help received was variable.

The second part of the survey asked about children and families experiences of being part of the Hawkhurst Primary School community. These were scaled from 1 to 5, with 1 being “never” and 5 being “all of the time.” The below are average responses.

Q4 : My child feels happy at school

Answered : 73 Skipped : 0

Q5 : My child feels safe at school

Answered : 73 Skipped : 0

Q6 : School staff support my child’s emotional well-being

Answered : 73 Skipped : 0

Q7 : As a parent I feel welcome and valued in the school community

Answered : 72 Skipped : 1

Q8 : The school listens to concerns about my child’s well-being

Answered : 73 Skipped : 0

Q9 : The school achieves the right balance between academic achievement and personal, social and emotional development.

Answered : 73 Skipped : 0

All of these questions averaged at around 4. The highest scoring question was “My child feels safe at school.” The lowest scoring question was “The school achieves the right balance between academic achievement and personal, social and emotional development.”

What Next?

  • It is clear from the survey that families often seek support from school. Because of this, we want to make it clear to parents what we can offer and how they can access it.
  • To make sure that we are providing the right help, we need to find out what sort of support parents would find helpful. For example, workshops on a specific aspect of emotional wellbeing, individual support or opportunities to meet and share ideas with other families who may have had similar experiences.
  • The survey tells us that families are not sure whether we are getting the balance between academic achievement and emotional wellbeing. We would like to share with you how we balance this at the moment.

Emotional Well-being at Hawkhurst
Coffee Morning

Friday 30th November
8:30am

• See a peer mediator demonstration.

• Find out how the school currently supports your child’s well-being.

• Talk about what you or your child would find helpful in the future.