Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH
01924 325300

Parent Feedback

"Overthorpe is more than a school - we are the heart of our community"

Each year, we conduct a parent survey, so that we can ensure that we are meeting the needs of our community of families. The responses are always extremely positive and we act upon any concerns or questions raised, either through further conversations or by taking direct action. 

To demonstrate this, please find the results of our most recent parent survey and next steps from November 2023

 

Parent and Carer survey
Thank you all for your contributions to our parent and carer survey. There were 62 responses at the time of writing and your feedback was really insightful and helpful.
The 'top level' highlights were:
 
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child was happy at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child felt safe at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents stated their child had not been bullied at school or 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that this was dealt with quickly and effectively.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that they are made aware of what their child will learn during the year.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents stated that they had not raised concerns with school or 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that these were dealt with properly.
  • 7 out of 10 respondents whose children had SEND 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school gives them the support they need to succeed.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school has high expectations for their child.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child does well at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school lets them know how their child is doing.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that there is a good range of subjects available to their child at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child can take part in clubs and activities at school.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school supports their child's wider development.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents would recommend the school to another parent.
 
 
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The survey and written comments were really helpful in us getting a sense of what is working well and what our next steps are. Some key points for us to note were:
 
  • We need to consider how we can engage with all parents more broadly though parental events. There was a feeling that this was a strength 'pre-Covid.'
  • We will reflect on how we continue to work alongside parents of children with SEND in order for them to have a clearer understanding of how their children are supported in class, particularly since staffing changes in July affected the delivery of the nurture group.
  • It is important for us to clarify that there have been no changes made to the uniform policy since September. The school's uniform policy has remained the same in recent years.
  • We want to continue to build a transparent and sharing relationship with parents. For instance, through sharing our Academy Improvement Plan at the start of the year. More work needs to be done in terms of how we share what your children will be learning across the year.
  • Parents feel they would like to get more of sense of what is happening in school through the school X (Twitter) account. Work is underway in order to ensure we have adequate staff devices to 'tweet' as this is an area we have also identified as a development priority.
 
Finally, we would like to say an enormous thank you for all of the positive and appreciative comments we received. These will be displayed in our staffroom as a reminder to staff of how much they are valued by the school community.
Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH
01924 325300

Parent Feedback

"Overthorpe is more than a school - we are the heart of our community"

Each year, we conduct a parent survey, so that we can ensure that we are meeting the needs of our community of families. The responses are always extremely positive and we act upon any concerns or questions raised, either through further conversations or by taking direct action. 

To demonstrate this, please find the results of our most recent parent survey and next steps from November 2023

 

Parent and Carer survey
Thank you all for your contributions to our parent and carer survey. There were 62 responses at the time of writing and your feedback was really insightful and helpful.
The 'top level' highlights were:
 
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child was happy at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child felt safe at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents stated their child had not been bullied at school or 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that this was dealt with quickly and effectively.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that they are made aware of what their child will learn during the year.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents stated that they had not raised concerns with school or 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that these were dealt with properly.
  • 7 out of 10 respondents whose children had SEND 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school gives them the support they need to succeed.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school has high expectations for their child.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child does well at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school lets them know how their child is doing.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that there is a good range of subjects available to their child at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child can take part in clubs and activities at school.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school supports their child's wider development.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents would recommend the school to another parent.
 
 
image
The survey and written comments were really helpful in us getting a sense of what is working well and what our next steps are. Some key points for us to note were:
 
  • We need to consider how we can engage with all parents more broadly though parental events. There was a feeling that this was a strength 'pre-Covid.'
  • We will reflect on how we continue to work alongside parents of children with SEND in order for them to have a clearer understanding of how their children are supported in class, particularly since staffing changes in July affected the delivery of the nurture group.
  • It is important for us to clarify that there have been no changes made to the uniform policy since September. The school's uniform policy has remained the same in recent years.
  • We want to continue to build a transparent and sharing relationship with parents. For instance, through sharing our Academy Improvement Plan at the start of the year. More work needs to be done in terms of how we share what your children will be learning across the year.
  • Parents feel they would like to get more of sense of what is happening in school through the school X (Twitter) account. Work is underway in order to ensure we have adequate staff devices to 'tweet' as this is an area we have also identified as a development priority.
 
Finally, we would like to say an enormous thank you for all of the positive and appreciative comments we received. These will be displayed in our staffroom as a reminder to staff of how much they are valued by the school community.
Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH
01924 325300

Parent Feedback

"Overthorpe is more than a school - we are the heart of our community"

Each year, we conduct a parent survey, so that we can ensure that we are meeting the needs of our community of families. The responses are always extremely positive and we act upon any concerns or questions raised, either through further conversations or by taking direct action. 

To demonstrate this, please find the results of our most recent parent survey and next steps from November 2023

 

Parent and Carer survey
Thank you all for your contributions to our parent and carer survey. There were 62 responses at the time of writing and your feedback was really insightful and helpful.
The 'top level' highlights were:
 
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child was happy at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child felt safe at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents stated their child had not been bullied at school or 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that this was dealt with quickly and effectively.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that they are made aware of what their child will learn during the year.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents stated that they had not raised concerns with school or 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that these were dealt with properly.
  • 7 out of 10 respondents whose children had SEND 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school gives them the support they need to succeed.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school has high expectations for their child.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child does well at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school lets them know how their child is doing.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that there is a good range of subjects available to their child at school.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that their child can take part in clubs and activities at school.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents either 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the school supports their child's wider development.
  • 9 out of 10 respondents would recommend the school to another parent.
 
 
image
The survey and written comments were really helpful in us getting a sense of what is working well and what our next steps are. Some key points for us to note were:
 
  • We need to consider how we can engage with all parents more broadly though parental events. There was a feeling that this was a strength 'pre-Covid.'
  • We will reflect on how we continue to work alongside parents of children with SEND in order for them to have a clearer understanding of how their children are supported in class, particularly since staffing changes in July affected the delivery of the nurture group.
  • It is important for us to clarify that there have been no changes made to the uniform policy since September. The school's uniform policy has remained the same in recent years.
  • We want to continue to build a transparent and sharing relationship with parents. For instance, through sharing our Academy Improvement Plan at the start of the year. More work needs to be done in terms of how we share what your children will be learning across the year.
  • Parents feel they would like to get more of sense of what is happening in school through the school X (Twitter) account. Work is underway in order to ensure we have adequate staff devices to 'tweet' as this is an area we have also identified as a development priority.
 
Finally, we would like to say an enormous thank you for all of the positive and appreciative comments we received. These will be displayed in our staffroom as a reminder to staff of how much they are valued by the school community.