Why we are consulting...

The “Big Conversation” is an Aberdeenshire Education and Children's Services wide engagement exercise to undertake a series of conversations with parents of children and young people to identify how well we are engaging with them . This will then inform the development of an Aberdeenshire Parents Charter to make clear what parents can expect from us as a service and what we can expect of you.

Your responses are confidential and will help to inform our new Charter.

* 1. The following questions all relate to how the service welcomes parental involvement and cares for your children. Please score each statement to show how much you agree or disagree with it...

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither agree or disagree Agree Strongly agree
My views as a parent are sought, valued and acted upon.
A happy and secure environment is provided for my child/ren.
The strengths and achievements of my child/ren are recognised and celebrated

* 2. The following questions all relate to how the service values your input and includes you in finding solutions.  Please score each statement to show how much you agree or disagree with it...

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither agree or disagree Agree Strongly agree
Problems that I have raised are addressed with a “can do” approach
I am effectively involved in decision making processes.
My child/rens needs and any changes in their circumstances are responded to creatively and flexibly.
The needs of my child/ren are identified early and I am effectively involved early and at every stage.
My child/rens needs are responded to promptly, followed up effectively and regularly reviewed

* 3. The following questions all relate to how the service communicates with you.  Please score each statement to show how much you agree or disagree with it...

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither agree or disagree Agree Strongly agree
I am  provided with all the information I need at the right time and in a form I understand .
I am listened to calmly and respectfully when I need to be heard
I am communicated to with positive and constructive language
I have an understanding of the policies and legislation that govern how school staff work.

* 4. The following questions all relate to how we aim to work in partnership with you.  Please score each statement to show how much you agree or disagree with it...

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither agree or disagree Agree Strongly agree
My contributions as a genuine partner in my childs education are sought and valued
I am worked with effectively to help me  support my child to achieve their full potential
I am regularly/consistently encouraged to participate and engage with my chid/rens education.
I am effectively asked by the school for my help.

* 5. Do you have any further feedback on how we can improve on our parental engagement - for instance, are there things that are currently working well that we should be doing more of ?

* 6. Please indicate how many children your response relates to and which stage they are at in their educational journey.

  nursery / pre-school primary school secondary school
1
2
3
4 or more

* 7. Do your children use any other ECS services?

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