Can I see parent's opinions?
Absolutely, parental opinion is very important. Ofsted run a website called Parent View, where parents can tell Ofsted what they think about their child's school; from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. This is the 'official' source of parent's opinions. We say official because (a) Ofsted ensure that the site cannot be abused and (b) it is used by Ofsted when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when. We feel therefore that it is a better source of information than other sites where anyone can leave feedback, without the checks and balances provided by Ofsted, which prevent abuse of the system (i.e. fake reviews).
Ofsted Parent View allows parents to provide opinions under the following categories:
1. My child is happy at this school
2. My child feels safe at this school
3. My child makes good progress at this school
4. My child is well looked after at this school
5. My child is taught well at this school
6. My child receives appropriate homework for their age
7. This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved
8. This school deals effectively with bullying
9. This school is well led and managed
10. This school responds well to any concerns I raise
11. I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress
12. Would you recommend this school to another parent?
The hearts on our school popups (first tab) show the results of question 12, "Would you recommend this school to another parent?" If you click on the Parents Opinions link next to this, you will be taken to Parent View page for the school and you can view all the results. Our anti-bullying score comes from the answers to question 8, "This school deals effectively with bullying."
We feel that pupil opinion is probably closely correlated with the above. As parents are likely heavily influenced by the opinions of their children who attend the school.