We held educational workshops for our parents, these have been very successful, and the parents have greatly benefitted from the advice and guidance provided. It is difficult for parents to always know how to approach concepts, especially in this ever-changing climate. We are happy to arrange workshops in safeguarding or in education, please do let us know if there are any specific areas of training that would benefit you. We will try and accommodate these in the new year.
If you as a parent feel that you can add value to the school by either supporting us in a voluntary capacity or providing advice and guidance in any of the areas mentioned this is welcomed. Please do contact us and we will arrange a meeting.
Al-Khair School has an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) comprising of parents and staff from the school. The PTA organise many gatherings and events throughout the year and play an important role in raising funds for the school.
Everyone can play an active part in the life of the PTA. All parents are automatically members of the PTA and we do encourage you to get involved in our activities. Please do try and volunteer to help out at one of the many events throughout the year. It is an opportunity not just to help the school, but also to develop our school community.
Ofsted Parent View
Ofsted Parent View is an online survey that allows parents to give their views about their child’s school. Parents can complete the survey at any time. By ‘parents’, we mean any person with parental responsibility for a child at the school.
Ofsted Parent View is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views to inspectors at the time of a school inspection.
We encourage parents to use Ofsted Parent View to give the views on a school either during an inspection or at any other time of the year.
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)