PARENTS can now give their views on their child’s school at any time of day or night.
A new online survey entitled Parent View has been launched by Ofsted.
Covering more than 900 schools across West Yorkshire, the website’s 12-question survey has been designed to help other parents make important choices about their child’s education.
The questionnaire will also help Ofsted to set priorities for a school’s inspection.
A panel of parents helped to shape the questions which cover a range of topics, including quality of teaching, bullying, behaviour and levels of homework. There is then a final question as to whether or not a parent or carer would recommend the school to others.
There is no place for freestyle remarks. All input is through the 12 questions.
Ofsted chairman Baroness Sally Morgan said: “Parents know how valuable the insight of other mums and dads can be when making choices about schools.
“What parents tell us through these questionnaires will be considered when making decisions about when a school should be inspected.
“Whilst parents’ views alone cannot trigger an inspection, they will provide a vital piece of the jigsaw. I hope that mums and dads in West Yorkshire will use Parent View to make their views count.”
Results for each school will be published.
The survey is online at www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk