Service Children's Education
Service Children’s Education (SCE) has responsibility for, and represents the interests of, children in Service schools in nine countries around the world. Since 2004, SCE has commissioned NFER to undertake an annual questionnaire survey of parental satisfaction with the school or Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) setting that their child attends. The surveys are used by the SCE to continue to assess whether the needs of these service families are being met and whether parents are satisfied with the education that their children are receiving. Since 2007, in addition to exploring levels of parental satisfaction, the questionnaire has explored parents’ opinions on how their child’s school works towards each of the five ECM outcomes. Parents have been asked to give their views of schools’ provision for:
Being healthy – for example, their views on schools’ healthy eating policies and provision for sport
Staying safe – for example, the extent to which schools provide a safe and secure environment and deal appropriately with bullying
Enjoying and achieving – for example, parents’ satisfaction with their child’s progress and with how staff support and treat their child
Making a positive contribution – for example, the extent to which children are provided with opportunities to contribute their opinions and ideas
Achieving economic well-being (secondary schools only) – for example, the extent to which schools provide good opportunities for work experience and careers guidance.
The outcomes of this survey are used to help inform schools and SCE of any areas with potential for improvement, along with areas of particular strength.
NFER Project Codes: APV, APVZ