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ERIC Number: ED502433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 51
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Service Children's Education: Survey of Parental Views. Final Report
O'Donnell, Lisa; Rudd, Peter
National Foundation for Educational Research
Service Children's Education (SCE) is an agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) that is dedicated to the education of children of service families and MOD personnel serving outside of the United Kingdom, specifically in Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Falkland Islands, Belize and Brunei. These schools follow the National Curriculum (England), administer national assessments and public examinations, and are inspected by Her Majesty's Inspectorate (HMI). SCE operates 43 schools (35 primary, six secondary and two middle), attended by approximately 10,000 pupils in total. There are also 41 Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) settings, which are managed by primary schools (either on the school site, or on a separate site), and are attended by approximately 1,800 children in total. This report presents the findings from the 2007 questionnaire survey of parents, which examined the level of parents' satisfaction with the education their children are receiving. This research aimed to help inform schools and SCE of any areas for which there was a high level of satisfaction, as well as areas where improvements could be made. This year, the questionnaire was redeveloped, so that it also explored the views of parents in regard to how well SCE schools were achieving the five Every Child Matters (ECM) outcomes. On the whole, the surveys provide independent evidence that parents are very positive about the Service schools their children are attending. The findings from the surveys of parents are reported separately for FS1 settings (Chapter 2), primary schools (Chapter 3) and secondary schools (Chapter 4). Chapter 5 concludes by presenting an overview of the findings from each phase of education, and identifies the key issues that have emerged from the research. (Contains 35 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom