Principal Updates March 2022

  • 9 March 2022

Dear Parents,

Greetings from Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam!

I would like to thank you all for your active participation in the Annual Parent Survey.

I am writing to inform you that we have completed our first review of the Parent Survey and the results seem quite encouraging. Each year we carry out an annual Parent Satisfaction Survey to help us improve our understanding of how we are performing in key areas, what we are doing well, and areas where we can improve so that we can continue to provide the finest educational experience for your child. 

We aim to constantly strive to improve our partnership with parents so that all our children are well supported, and parents feel confident. We truly value the responses/feedback you have provided. The responses were very positive and constructive. The survey results, along with continuous guidance and review with Nord Anglia’s Education team, enable us to create a thorough improvement and development plan for our school. 

What makes me happiest about the results of the School Survey is the appreciation the parent community has for the potential strength of the academic programs we provide.

Here is a summary and highlights: Parent satisfaction survey AY 2021-22 results

I am also glad to note that about 90% of the parents have expressed satisfaction with the parental involvement in school and the information shared outside academic progress. A similar number of parents have appreciated the variety of technology tools the school provides to support their child’s learning and the amount of homework they get.

There is happiness with the work of the Class Teachers, especially, and other subject teachers in general, and this is reflected in the very high ratings given by the parents. 

You have also requested us to focus on student discipline and this is the school’s highest priority area as we come back to fully in-person schooling from the coming academic year. We shall continue to improve on our systems of recruitment, training, and retention of the highest quality of teachers. 

What is clear, however, is that there is the need for us to dialogue more with you as parents on the academic curriculum and expected learning outcomes across ages and grades. There is a request for greater focus on specialization in Activities such as Dance, Drama, and Music as well as Sports and we are working on strategies to encourage the same. There has also been the request for greater focus on enhancing communication skills and our updated School Language Policy, will incorporate some of the strategies to improve in this area.  

We found that you were very appreciative of our policy on Safety and Security. I am glad that you have noticed the continued effort made in this area and assure you that Student Safeguarding will continue to be our priority. Staying with administrative systems, you also praised our efforts at ensuring high levels of hygiene in the classrooms, washrooms, and dining hall as well. Based on feedback received, not just in the survey but also at the Coffee Conversations and other conversations we have had, the two principal focus areas for us will be to further improve the variety of food served in the school, as well as our systems of procurement of uniforms and stationery. 

Your Segment’s Academic Coordinator will be updating you with details about specific actions that will be taken at the Grade level, and this will be followed by execution details from the Class teacher who will focus on plans for his/her section. 

Once again, I thank you for responding to the survey and I hope you can see that the outcomes do influence our planning and future development. Please feel free to reach out to me personally for any support that I might provide.

Your continued support is appreciated. Together, I am confident we will be able to watch our children grow, learn and achieve their dreams.

With Regards,

Shaila Bhamidipati