Parents' website to rate schools

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Parents' website to rate schools

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Education watchdog Ofsted is launching a website inviting parents to give their views of schools in England.

Parent View, launching later, offers a 12-question survey covering issues such as bullying and behaviour.

"Parents know how valuable the insight of other mums and dads can be when making choices about schools," said Ofsted chair, Baroness Morgan.

But teachers' union leader Christine Blower has warned that such anonymous reviews are "open to abuse".

Ofsted wants to give parents a stronger voice - and this online questionnaire is intended to allow parents to share their views on their children's schools.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15369629

http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

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I've just looked at the site, and it does clearly state that it is not intended to be used to make complaints against a school and that the proper complaints procedure should be followed.

I've registered and completed the questionnaire for my dds school, but can't check results yet as they 'have not received sufficient responses' lol.

I agree that it would be useful to see parents' opinions on the running of/teaching at the school etc when considering  applying for places.

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There is still only 1 response showing for my dd's school, so I don't think this scheme has been very well publicised yet.