Parent View is a facility for parents to give their views about their child’s school. It features twelve questions that cover a range of issues important to parents, such as the quality of teaching, whether your child is happy at school, and whether or not a parent would recommend the school. 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 who 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 to inspect a school.
We are drawing Parent View to your attention, because your voice will be essential in terms of the judgement Prince Henry’s receives in its next inspection. As you know, my colleagues and I have been very impressed with the way our students contribute to the school and the vast majority of students we meet and talk to seem very content and happy in their learning. The survey is not designed to receive complaints about the school. Parents who wish to make a complaint or have a serious concern regarding their child, should contact the school in the normal way and ask for the Head of Year. 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, or by clicking on the Parent View logo on this page. This link will take you straight there. Once your login has been activated it only takes a few minutes to rate Prince Henry’s against the 12 questions. You can also look at the views of some of our other parents. My staff and I would be very appreciative for five minutes of your time to kindly complete this survey for us. Thank you for your support with this.
Dr A Evans, Headteacher