When we set up Schooldays.ie back in 2006, one of our objectives was to try and provide parents with a range of information on individual primary and secondary schools around Ireland. Parents can view school contact details, student numbers, links to inspector reports, college progression data etc. We also provide a facility where parents can post comments or ask questions. However, over time we have noticed that while parents are constantly posting on our site looking for feeback on individual schools, the level of respondents is low as parents are concerned that their responses will identify them.
We have conducted some research amongst parents, including a survey on information they would like about secondary schools, and in response Schooldays.ie is implementing a new initiatives to help provide parents with the information they are looking for - the ‘Parent School Feedback’ Initiative .
|The Parent School Feedback initiative allows parents to provide feedback on aspects of their child’s school at primary or secondary level. By sharing your views, you will be assisting other parents and also providing useful insights for the schools. |
The feedback format is similar to the UK Ofsted survey but includes additional questions related to the Irish education system at secondary level. Participants in the survey are not identified in the results displayed. Use the link on the right to view a sample Feedback Form.
|Note that once you register on the site you will also be able to participate in our online Discussion Forums, surveys, comment on news stories and receive updates on specific schools. Care should therefore be taken when selecting a 'User Name' on registration as usernames are displayed beside posts/comments and you may not wish to be identifiable if you decide at some stage to participate in discussion forums or join a school network. |
For this reason, when registering to complete the survey, it may be more appropriate to select a user name such as 'Buttercup123' or 'Mumof7' etc rather than using your own name.
To Take Part
'Parent Survey' Link
Useful Tip - When on an individual school's page you will see an option to 'Follow the School' in the left hand menu. By availing of this facility. each time you visit Schooldays.ie, you will be able to quickly visit the schools you are interested in by clicking on the 'My Schools' link which appears above the blue pencil on the homepage when logged in.