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Parental Feedback Form – how biased is it?

We have written to the Chair of Governors with some Comments on the Parent Feedback Form carried out by a trained survey professional.

To: Christopher Barrow

At the Ladywell Fields consultation meeting, you expressed surprise that the Parental Feedback Form was considered biased.

We have sought the advice of a trained survey professional, and asked them to assess the feedback form on the normal criteria one would have when producing a questionnaire (attached).

As you know the campaign takes the view that the most effective and democratic way to elicit the views of parents, students and staff and other stakeholders is for a fully transparent independently organised ballot.

In the absence of this, we would urge you to (at the very least) amend the current feedback form so that it is transparent and unbiased taking on board the advice enclosed.


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Meet the Governors (and tell them what you think!)

You might be forgiven for missing the announcement at the end of last term that the Governors will be available to “make representations in person”. Details are:

  • Hilly Fields School – Monday 13 April (7pm)
  • Ladywell School – Tuesday 14 April (7pm)
  • Vale School – Thursday 16 April (7pm)

This will be an ideal opportunity to see whether they have actually come up with ANY arguments in favour of their proposals.

The detailed response by the campaign to the proposals if you want some bedtime reading before the meeting is available at SAIL response to the WP.

Hope to see as many of you as possible.