Schools: For Schools

Parent View

Parent View is an online facility that allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time of the school year. The questionnaire is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views about the school to inspectors at the time of a school inspection.

Parent View asks for parents opinion on 12 aspects of their child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. For boarding or residential special schools, it also asks parents opinions on five aspects of their child’s boarding or welfare. We will use the information parents provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

To register and complete a survey on Parent View, parents must initially enter an email address, and confirm that they are a parent or carer. They will also be asked to clarify how many schools their children attend (allowing for different children at different schools). An email is then sent to the specified email address to verify the account. On verification users then select a secure password for their account.

Registered users including headteachers and governors can also sign up to receive an email when the results for a specific provider become publicly available and when there is a change in the number of responses after this. 

We have produced a Parent View screencast which gives more information about using Parent View.

We have produced a toolkit that explains key facts about Parent View and contains materials that can be adapted and used by schools to raise awareness of Parent View to parents.

We have produced a leaflet and poster for schools to use to promote Parent View to their parents and carers.

Annual Report 2012/13