Annual Parent Survey 2020
Parents saying school listens to them when it comes to their child’s education increases 9% in a year.
We have published ‘Parent views from the education pandemic front-line’ – a new research report based on findings from our Annual Parent Survey 2020.
A sample of 1500 parents who have at least one child attending state school have told us:
- They want to have a say on their child’s education. Three quarters agree at school level, and over 50% at both government and Local Authority/multi-academy trust levels.
- They feel more listened to in 2020 than they did last year. Almost six out of ten (59%) agree that school listens to parents, which is up 9% from 2019. Over four out of ten (41%) agree their Local Authority/multi-academy listens, an increase of 14% on last year. Almost a third (32%) also agree that the government listens, an increase of almost one in ten parents (9%) compared to 2019.
Demographic details show that, when it comes to wanting to be heard:
- BAME parents are keener to have a say at government level (30% strongly agree compared to 19% of White parents) and overall at Local Authority/multi-academy trust level (69% vs 53%)
- BAME parents are also more likely than White parents to engage with national education campaigns (11% vs 6%)
- Those eligible for free school meals are much more likely than non-eligible to strongly agree they are listened to at government (18% vs 7%) and Local Authority/multi-academy trust (16% vs 8%) levels