“ASC has a fantastic bunch of teachers with whom all of our children have established good, strong and productive relationships.”
Thank you to all those families who were able to complete our annual parent survey recently. The data is invaluable to us, and the fact that some of the questions have been asked each year since we started the process in 2013 (other questions have been added in since then) provides some really useful longitudinal data and feedback on our efforts.
For instance, parent satisfaction ratings in the mid-to-high 90s were noted in the areas of:
- sense of community (up over 16% since 2013)
- knowledge of / responsiveness to my child’s needs (up 11% in that time period)
- cocurriculum (up over 24% in that time period)
- pastoral care (up 23% in that time period)
- curriculum (up 11% in that time period)
- ICT / Technology (up 11% since 2014)
Further, the fact that 97.83% of respondents believe that the College’s mission and values are evident in all we do is highly affirming.
It is also terrific to see that satisfaction with “Communication between College and home” has increased by approximately 13% since 2013, and that satisfaction with “Services available to support families” has increased from 85% (2014) to over 98% this year.
As mentioned, this quantitative and qualitative data is incredibly useful to us in our quest to provide the very best possible service to our community. As part of that, each member of the Leadership Team will now closely analyse the data to identify: (a) the actions relevant to their portfolio that need following up / passing on; (b) ideas and suggestions that we might be able to take on board; (c) puzzles and challenges that we will need to address.
We also survey our staff annually, and that data is similarly invaluable to us as we strive to provide the very best workplace for all staff. In addition to being useful, the feedback received from staff is also most heartening.
In this year’s staff survey, for instance, it is again pleasing to see 100% staff agreement with the statement that, “The College’s goals and values are consistent with my own.” Such alignment of staff is obviously key to our success as a learning community.
Further, it is affirming once again to see staff satisfaction rates in the mid-to-high 90s on so many questions, including for instance that:
- the College is a good place to work;
- staff feel fortunate / happy to work at ASC;
- College staff support and care for one another;
- the College supports staff in times of difficulty;
- staff are happy to recommend the College as providing a quality education, and so on.
With sincere thanks, once again, for investing time in this important feedback process – it is very much appreciated.
“Fantastic school! Our daughter has had the pinnacle of education, friendship and care from ASC since age 4.” (Parent of a Year 12)