At Redmoor we value the thoughts and feedback of parents. We actively encourage parents and carers to share their experiences of the school in terms of safety, lessons, homework, behaviour, academic progress and communications, including how well new Year 7 children settle in and how successfully older pupils are prepared for further education, training and the world of work.
Comments are collected at every parents’ evening through questionnaires. Respondents can choose to remain anonymous or supply their name if they would like a response. The feedback is collated and summarised and all concerns receive a response where names are supplied.
The vast majority of our parents are satisfied with the school and many positive comments are received and passed on to teachers and support staff. Where any trends are identified, we take active steps to address the situation and communicate this in a general manner through ParentMail or the school newsletter. Examples of the way the leadership team has responded can be seen under the Developments at Redmoor section below.
Of course, in addition to questionnaires, we invite any parents or carers to contact us with positive experiences or concerns at any time. Details of how to so can be found under ‘Communication Guide for Parents/Carers’ within the CONTACT US section of the website.
At our Year 7 ‘Settling in’ Tutor Evening in October 2018, 100% of respondents said the induction process was helpful, their child felt safe at Redmoor and they would recommend the school to others, with 99% of parents stating their child had settled well and was happy to attend each day.
Of all questionnaires collected in the first half of the 2018-19 academic year, over 90% of parents agreed that the school was well-led and managed and that their son or daughter felt safe at Redmoor, was well taught and supported by the staff at the school, and was making good progress.
A selection of comments from the most recent Y10 evening:
‘Our daughter is making good progress. Thank you for all your hard work.’
‘Thank you for everything you are doing for my daughter.’
‘We feel that our son has a good rapport with all of his teachers. They can relate to him and know where to challenge and encourage. Thank you.’
‘We really appreciate the sustained efforts made by the staff at Redmoor. Thank you.’
‘Our children are very happy at Redmoor. Thank you.’