Attitude to School Survey

WE WANT OUR STUDENTS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK!

We value student voice as a means to improving student engagement, wellbeing, and quality instruction, and are conducting a survey to find out what your child thinks of our school. The Attitudes to School Survey is an annual student survey offered by the Department of Education and Training to assist schools in gaining an understanding of students’ perceptions and experience of school.
All students at our school will participate in the survey. Your child will complete the survey online during school hours using a purpose built secure online survey tool.  It is important to note that we are not in any way “testing” your child. Your child has the right to refuse or withdraw from the survey at any point before, during, or after completion of the survey.
Your child will be provided with a unique login to complete the survey. The student login is an assigned identifier that may be used to link data for statistical and research purposes only. All responses to the survey are kept anonymous in the response file. Personal identification data will not be recorded in the survey response file. This ensures that the confidentiality of your child’s responses is protected at all times.
This year the Attitudes to School survey will be conducted at our school over the period Monday 20th April to Friday 7th June. The survey only takes up to 20 minutes to complete and occurs during your child’s class time.
The survey results will be reported back to the school before the end of term 2. All survey data that is made available in reports are for groups of students only so that no individual student can be identified. Data suppression rules are used for schools with low student numbers per year level.
Last year students from our Student Representative Council reviewed the results from this survey and identified a focus area for improvement. They developed some suggested actions for staff to focus on Teacher Concern. All staff were presented with these suggested actions at the beginning of this year and were asked to identify and commit to an action that would help us improve this area of the data. We have a group of students ready to complete a similar review of this years results once they are made available.
If you would like more information, please contact the school or use the following link:
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/management/improvement/Pages/performsurveyat.aspx

Regards,

Wayne Chester,
Principal

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