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TalkinPeace2 Wed 31-Oct-12 11:39:58

As it is half term and the weather is so delightful....
take the couple of minutes to do this for your children's school(s)
as the more of us who do, the more valid the results

Feenie Wed 31-Oct-12 11:54:42

Trip Advisor for schools grin

TalkinPeace2 Wed 31-Oct-12 11:59:52

Not anonymous though.
You sign disclaimers that your child IS at the school you are allowed to rate and it all goes through your email address.
If you tried to stiff up the results of another school, you could not rate your own ....

TalkinPeace2 Wed 31-Oct-12 16:18:15

bump for the evening shift - especially those with clear views about their schools wink

senua Wed 31-Oct-12 23:04:54

Hmm, I'm not keen on tick-box surveys. For example, for the question 'would you recommend this school to another parent?' only allows a yes/no response. There is no scope for grey, for a 'yes, but ...'
This site allows a free-form response and you can do it anonymously.
However, I like the idea that enough negative responses on the Parentview could bring forward an Ofsted inspection.

TalkinPeace2 Wed 31-Oct-12 23:09:35

they have to start somewhere ....

and anonymous is NOT GOOD for prompting Ofsted visits as it could be trolled .....
Schoolsnet lets me review schools I've never set foot in - nasty

cory Thu 01-Nov-12 09:15:43

<snorting at 'Tick this box if you wish to receive further emails from Ofsted>

TalkinPeace2 Thu 01-Nov-12 09:39:49

It will be interesting to see what reviews the O schools get ...

Lancelottie Thu 01-Nov-12 12:58:50

Hmm. Trouble is, what I would really like to do is rate the one my son left after the bullying wasn't dealt with.

By default, this survey omits the REALLY unhappy and dissatisfied parents, doesn't it?

Lancelottie Thu 01-Nov-12 12:59:34

Oh, and he's not the only one to leave for that reason.

TalkinPeace2 Thu 01-Nov-12 13:01:54

Could you get your DH to rate the current school and you rate the old one - as you would be rating your experiences as a parent, just not a current one ....
sneaky but not entirely untruthful

Lancelottie Thu 01-Nov-12 13:38:55

oooh... sneaky but oh so tempting!

I've just had a look, and I see that 10% of respondents are currently 'very dissatisfied' with how the school deals with bullying. Curiously, no one is 'mildly' unhappy about it!

KitKatGirl1 Sat 03-Nov-12 15:30:05

Anyone know how many opinions 'lodged' count as sufficient number to go public? Some small schools might never garner enough responses if the threshold is quite high.

TalkinPeace2 Sat 03-Nov-12 16:27:40

My DCs school has 22 responses and is public (out of 1500 pupils)
Cory's catchment O school has 4 and is public ....
So I suspect its a ratio of responses to pupil numbers ...

KitKatGirl1 Sat 03-Nov-12 18:26:48


MagratGarlik Sat 03-Nov-12 23:58:39

We filled in a Parents View response on ds1's previous school and whilst we were the only ones to do so, the school were re-Ofsted inspected as a result (it explicitly stated this in the report). The school was only small (50 pupils), but was previously graded as "Outstanding" and as a result of the new report was downgraded to "Satisfactory". IME it does make a difference.

Delalakis Sun 04-Nov-12 09:18:51

There don't seem to be adequate safeguards on the site to make sure that reports are genuine - e.g nothing to prevent people from double posting from different email addresses. OTOH, that does seem to mean that you can post opinions about schools which your children have left.

bruffin Sun 04-Nov-12 09:29:21

DCS school only has 3 responses for 1200 and is public, the other day it wasnt public before i entered my details so maybe the number is 3.

senua Sun 04-Nov-12 09:47:56

I find it amusing that TIP2 doesn't like schoolsnet because it 'could be trolled' but then suggests 'sneaky' ways to put entries on parentview.

TalkinPeace2 Sun 04-Nov-12 12:42:57

I'm happy to give incomplete details to Mumsnet or Ebay discussion boards
but if you read the disclaimers you tick for giving information to Ofsted I'd not be willing to mess about with it too much.

Lancelottie Sun 04-Nov-12 22:31:15

Senua, tip's sneaky suggestion was in response to my grumble about our school being so dire we left it, thus removing our chance to comment on it. We are/were genuine parents of a child there, not trying to troll the site.

bamboostalks Sun 04-Nov-12 22:38:52

MagratGarlik I find it impossible to believe that one posting on parentview would re trigger an inspection. You are unable to actually elucidate the problem within the current format. Just because there was one posting with presumably a host of strongly disagrees then some ofsted person decides to fly in and downgrade. Implausible. That organisation can barely keep up with its obligations and schedule as it is.

LittleFrieda Sun 04-Nov-12 23:42:10

Interestingly, or perhaps not grin, I would give entirely different answers to most if not all questions as my children have had very different experiences of the same school.

senua Sun 04-Nov-12 23:52:47

We are/were genuine parents of a child there, not trying to troll the site.

I have no dobt that your intentions are honourable. I was just saying that if the system could be got round for honest purposes then it can equally be got round for trolling purposes. I haven't read the disclaimers that TIP2 mentions but if I was signing in as on someone else's IP address (as a troll would) then I can imagine that I wouldn't be too bothered about them.

BackforGood Mon 05-Nov-12 00:08:20

I'd already done it for all 3 of my dcs school. 2 are public and one isn't yet. All 3 have very low numbers of people who have filled it in though (as in, fewer than 10 at all of them).

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