Juanita Haynes from Tower Hamlets Corporate Research Unit attended the July Parent and Carer Council (PCC) meeting to give feedback on the findings of the first Parent and Carer Survey which took place earlier this year. Links were made to the biannual Pupil Attitude Survey which was completed by over 4,000 pupils at the end of 2015.

The survey examined views and experiences on health and well-being, staying safe, the use of technology, school life, the local area and plans for the future.

Key findings include:

  • The majority of parents felt ‘quite confident’ or ‘very confident’ talking to their children about topics related to health and well-being.
  • The majority of parents and carers (77 per cent) said that they think their children will attend university or higher education in the future.
  • One in five respondents said that their children had been bullied at school in the past year.
  • 44 per cent of parents and carers held positive views about how their children’s school deals with bullying, compared to 13 per cent who held negative views.
  • Nearly one in five respondents said that their children receive private tuition outside of school.
  • 27 per cent of parents said they needed more parenting support to help manage their children’s behaviour.