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 children settle in and how successfully older pupils are prepared for further education, training and the world of work.

Comments are collected around the same time as each parents’ evening through Google 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 personal response where names are supplied.

The vast majority of our parents are delighted 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. 

Of the questionnaires collected in October 2020 from families with students across all year groups:

    • 95% of parents stated that their child feels settled at Redmoor
    • 94% said their child is happy to attend school and feels safe at school
    • 97% said the school communicates well with parents
    • 98% said this was also true of the Covid-19 safety measures put in place for the autumn term 

 

  • 95% of parents said they would recommend the school to other families.

 

We have received many positive comments from parents so far in 2020-21:

Year 7

I was worried that my son may struggle with the transition especially after lockdown. But he seems to have blossomed into a really confident and motivated student.

My child has settled into school so well. She has excelled in every subject and we are so pleased with her grades. Her attitude to learning is outstanding and that is all down to the dedication of the staff at Redmoor.  We were apprehensive about how she would deal with the transition to high school but Redmoor staff have made sure the children feel safe and have an outstanding level of communication with children and parents alike. I could not ask for any more from the school. Fantastic!

Our daughter has settled in well at Redmoor and thoroughly enjoys attending school. We are impressed by the teaching and support. We feel our daughter is safe and happy during school and the level of communication received has provided much reassurance.

I’ve had two children go through Redmoor and always been happy with the above. If there is a problem it has always been dealt with quickly and kindly. 

Brilliant school. My son really is happy and settled in better than I thought. Can’t wait for my daughter to start next September.

Year 8

I feel that every staff member takes the time to communicate with us as parents and with my child around concerns that we may have. From my child’s tutor to members of the senior leadership team, I feel strongly supported regarding my child’s educational and emotional needs. We can’t thank you enough for looking after our children and keeping them as safe and worry free as possible.

I think Redmoor has dealt with this exceptional year extremely well. The level of work set during lockdown was appropriate and the communication received was regular and helpful. I can’t fault it. Thank you!

Year 9

My daughter loves school, you made me feel so relaxed about her coming back. She never wants to miss a day now, and I feel she is very safe within school. I am so happy with how school staff deal with situations and always reply quickly. Thank you all for doing an amazing job.

Amazing support to pupils and parents.

Year 10

I hear my children comment about their school. They love it and wouldn’t trade it for any other school. If a child is happy, he/she will learn without difficulties.

I have always found staff at the school are clear in their expectations but also allow the children a level of autonomy.

Great communication and reassurance from school that they’re doing the best for our children and really care about their wellbeing.

My daughter is excelling at Redmoor and is fully supported in all her classes.

Year 11

Redmoor has shown its strengths throughout this year. You are clearly organised, work as a team and communicate regularly, explaining measures and keeping worried parents informed, so they worry less (thank you!) The remote learning package was so good my daughter’s grades have gone up. My daughter has grown in confidence, is happy at school, feels safe and has no worries about any subject, which is incredible considering the situation. So far she is not stressed about her GCSEs because she has so much faith in the school and trusts the teachers to provide everything needed to achieve good grades. I really cannot praise the school enough. Best decision I ever made to send my daughter to Redmoor Academy.

Couldn’t have found a better school if I tried. You have all been amazing and the education is fantastic.

I have nothing but praise for the teachers and staff at Redmoor, you are all so supportive, professional and nothing is too much trouble. Thank you all for all you do.

Of course, in addition to questionnaires, we invite any parents or carers to contact us with experiences or concerns at any time. Details of how to do so can be found under ‘Communication Guide for Parents/Carers’ within the Contact Us tab on our website.