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Parent View - Ofsted survey for Parents and Carers

Ofsted survey data is a key part of our Self Evaluation - please leave your feedback.

Using Parent View outside of Inspections

Parents can give their feedback using Ofsted Parent View at any time during the year.

Ofsted use this information as part of their risk-assessment process, to help decide when they should inspect a school.  The leadership team, Governors and Trustees also use this data as a key part of our Self Evaluation Documentation - this is a continual annual process that enables us to recognise our strengths and areas for development. 

We have summaries of this data for the past 6 years but September 2019 saw the introduction of the new Inspection Framework and also the review of the questions asked of parents.  As a result we have no new base data from this valuable source of feedback.  We would like your help and 5 minutes of your time to leave your responses on Parent View as we draw this annual process of Self Evaluation for 2018/19 to a close and begin planning for 2019/20 and beyond.


Changes to Ofsted Parent View

From September 2019, Ofsted are updating what they ask in the Ofsted Parent View survey so that it links more closely to Ofsted’s new education inspection framework.

The survey continues to ask parents how strongly they agree or disagree with statements about their child’s school, though the focus of what we ask parents has changed.

Ofsted have removed and adapted some of the statements. They have also added new questions including a question for parents of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). This reflects the new framework and responds to requests from parents for a question in this area.

Ofsted Parent View questions

The survey asks parents to respond to 14 statements and questions.

1. My child is happy at this school.
2. My child feels safe at this school.
3. The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
4. My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively.
5. The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year.
6. When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly.
7. Does your child have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)? (yes or no)

If yes, the survey asks parents how strongly they agree with this statement: ‘My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed.’

8. The school has high expectations for my child.
9. My child does well at this school.
10. The school lets me know how my child is doing.
11. There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.
12. My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.
13. The school supports my child’s wider personal development.
14. I would recommend this school to another parent. (yes or no)

Unless otherwise specified above, all the answer options to the statements are:

  • strongly agree
  • agree
  • disagree
  • strongly disagree
  • don’t know

For statement 4, ‘My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively’ parents can also select ‘My child has not been bullied’.

For statement 6, ‘When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly’ parents can select ‘I have not raised any concerns’.

Viewing results

Once a school has received 10 survey responses, the information will be available to view in Ofsted Parent View for:

  • schools
  • parents
  • the general public

Ofsted Parent View displays data about each school in percentages and easy-to-understand graphs.

Ofsted save the results for each school in Ofsted Parent View at the end of the academic year. This gives headteachers and governors a useful year-on-year picture of parents’ views.


How to leave your feedback

To access Parent View and leave your feedback please click on the logo below and follow the instructions on the page.  We are hugely grateful for your time and support on collecting this data as its usefulness extends far beyond the cyclical Ofsted Inspections.