Share your views through Parent View
Parents and carers can give their views of our school at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.
To complete the short questionnaire at https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk, you simply need an email address and a password to register. Where it says ‘search’, type in Oakleigh or Acorn with N20 0DH as the postcode (even if your child attends Acorn at Colindale).
Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to choose answers to 14 short questions about Acorn / Oakleigh School.
Please see: https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/how-to-use for a quick overview of how to use Parent View.
If you have already completed the Parent View questionnaire, you can resubmit your views and it will overwrite your previous response so that only one ‘view’ for each parent/carer per school is held. If you completed the questionnaire during the last school year, please do so again as the results are new each school year
Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.
If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come in and ask at reception. Please also let us know if you have changed your mobile number and/or email address so we can update our records.
The statements and questions are below, with examples of what this could include in the Acorn/Oakleigh context in italics, where we think this may be helpful:
- My child is happy at this school.
My child appears relaxed and content, seems to enjoy activities, is happy to be left, happy when I leave or happy after I have left him/her at Acorn/Oakleigh.
- My child feels safe at this school.
Staff know my child really well, s/he is confident, relaxed, keen to go to Acorn/Oakleigh, staff are trained to deal with medical and behavioural needs, the building is secure
- The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
Behaviour Support Plans, contact me to discuss ideas, contact me if my child is hurt by another child
- My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively.
Due to the nature of the children's needs, we do not believe that any undesirable behaviour directed towards another pupil constitutes 'bullying', you have the option of selecting 'My child has not been bullied'
- The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year.
Termly letter from the Head and Termly Theme letter, EHCP Outcomes, PLP targets, topic trip ideas, home/school diary, phone/emails, Annual Review meetings, Home Visits
- When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly.
You also have the option of selecting 'I have not raised any concerns'.
- Does your child have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)? (yes or no). When you answer 'yes' the survey asks how strongly you agree with the statement 'My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed.'
Staff knowledge of my child's needs, programmes to develop physical and communication skills, Drama/Movement and Music Therapy, Family Support Team
- The school has high expectations for my child.
EHCP Outcomes, PLP targets, Behaviour Support Plans
- My child does well at this school.
My child is showing new skills at home. I can see small step progress, PLP targets, Progress/Annual Review reports, Tapestry, telephone calls, assessment figures
- The school lets me know how my child is doing.
Tapestry, Annual Reviews, Home/School Diary, email/phone calls.
- There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.
Termly themes, life skills experiences, Educational Visits in the local community
- My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.
Lunchtime Clubs, After School Club, Playscheme, sports events
- The school supports my child's wider personal development.
Toilet training, eating/drinking skills, social skills, behaviour support, local community experiences, transition from class to class, Family Support Team
- I would recommend this school to another parent. (yes or no)