The OurSCHOOL Parent Survey is anonymous, voluntary, and easy-to-use. It is based on a comprehensive questionnaire covering parents’ perceptions of their child’s experiences at home and at school.
Research Behind the Survey
The OurSCHOOL Parent Survey is based primarily on Joyce Epstein’s framework for fostering positive relations between the school and the community. Successful schools foster greater communication with parents, encourage parental involvement in their child’s schoolwork, and enlist parents to volunteer at the school and participate in school governance. This survey provides feedback on parents’ perceptions of the school’s support for learning, positive behaviours, and the promotion of safety and inclusion.
Supporting School Growth
Insights into parent and staff communication, activities and practices at home, and parent voice on the school’s support of learning and behaviour all build an accurate and timely picture that schools can use for practical improvements.
Schools choose who they invite to participate in the survey, even if their children are too young to take part in the OurSCHOOL Student surveys themselves.
See the following information sheet for a full description of the survey: