* 1. Dear Staff Member/Governor/Director of Thames View Infants,

I aim to lead the best school possible - where all staff are happy, empowered, feel valued and work seeminglessly to help everyone achieve their best! To help in this, I invite you to let me know your views about the school by completing this Ofsted-style questionnaire. Completion of the questionnaire is voluntary.

I receive confidential and informal feedback from staff and governors throughout the school continously and I pride myself on these good relationships. However, the below questionnaire is a formal mechanism to receive personalised feedback from YOU about OUR school and MY leadership. Only by listening and acting upon such feedback can we truely aspire to be the best school possible. By taking time to fill in the below, you will directly help influence the direction of our school.

I strive hard to improve communication throughout the school and to maintain a close working relationship with everyone. It's a careful balancing act but sometimes however, unintentional misunderstandings do arise. When they do, its important to resolve them straight away so that we can all devote our energies to our core tasks. Completing the below, will also give me the opportunity to put any such misunderstandings straight.

Please answer each question. Completed questionnaires will be confidential to the Headteacher and the Chair of Governors, although I will give an anonymous summary to Governors. The more SPECIFIC you are in your response, the more EFFECTIVE I can be in taking onboard your feedback.

You do not need to include your name, although that helps. Disclosing your name gives me the opportunity to directly act upon your feedback and understand a bit more about your perspective (so I can improve the school further and also resolve any misunderstandings). (Where concerns are raised about child protection, we may have to pass any information we receive to the social services or the police).

During an inspection, Inspectors would not disclose your identity, but may discuss any issues with the school that you raise in your response. Inspectors would also weigh up responses and, where significant, may refer to them in the published inspection report.

Thank you very much for your hard work and commitment to our Academy and for providing me with this opportunity to improve further. I look forward to reading each response personally.

Paul Jordan
(Headteacher)


Please read the following statements and tick the answer which best fits what you think about Thames View Infants (TVI).

  Strongly Agree Agree Not Sure Disagree Strongly Disagree
I am proud to be a member of staff at this school.
Children are safe at this school.
Behaviour is good in this school.
The behaviour of pupils is consistently well managed.
The school deals with any cases of bullying effectively (bullying includes persistent name-calling, cyber, racist and homophobic bullying).
Leaders do all they can to improve teaching.
The school makes appropriate provision for my professional development.
The school successfully meets the differing needs of individual pupils.
I know what we are trying to achieve as a school.
All staff consistently apply school policies.
The school is well led and managed.

* 2. How could we be even better? What else could we do to improve our school? (The more SPECIFIC you are in your response, the more EFFECTIVE we can be when taking onboard your feedback).

* 3. What other extended (after school) clubs would you like to see us run?

* 4. The school receives special "Pupil Premium" funding to make sure children receiving Free School Meals or who are 'looked after' acheive as well as other pupils. We spend this funding very carefully but want to seek your views on what else we could do with this funding?

* 5. What other feedback would you like to offer about our school? (The more SPECIFIC you are in your response, the more EFFECTIVE we can be when taking onboard your feedback).

* 6. Please tell us something about you (all of the below answers will be treated in confidence):

My role in this school is best described as (tick at least 1 box):

* 7. May we contact you if we need to? If you have had a bad experience with us, we need to learn from this and by talking it through we can hope to put it right and understand your perspective a bit more. If so, your responses will be kept confidential and only shared with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors.

* 8. If you answered 'Yes' to the above, please type your name below:

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