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  • 1. Effective School Communication Colleen A. Scott Education 501 June 7, 2011
  • 2.
    • Data collected – 2006 & 2011
    • Surveys – Likert scale (5 pnt); strongly agree, agree, not applicable, disagree, strongly disagree.
    • Areas of concern – lack of communication both
    • within school and potentially out of school;
    • staff, support staff, administration,
    • students.
    Background: Goal: Improving Communications
  • 3. Student Survey: 1. I feel comfortable approaching adults in this school for help / information. 2. It is easy for students and staff to communicate with each other. 3. My teachers keep me well informed about how well I’m doing. 4. Teachers listen to what I have to say. 5. My parents/guardians are kept informed by the school.
  • 4. Support Staff Survey:
    • I feel free to express my opinions in this school.
    • 2. Staff are regularly given feedback.
    • 3. There is good communication between staff and administration
    • 4. Our school has good communication with parents/guardians.
  • 5. Staff Survey:
    • 1.Open communications exist among staff members.
    • 2. Our school has good communications with parents/guardians.
    • 3. There is good communication between staff and administration in this school.
  • 6. Staff Indicate:
    • Ω there is open communication amongst staff (+ 4%)
    • Ω school has good communication with parents/guardians (+ 4%)
    • Ω staff and administration have good communicaiton (-- 9%)
  • 7. Support Staff Indicate:
    • ∂ free to express their opinions in the school (-- 28.6%)
    • ∂ staff are regularly given feedback (13.9%)
    • ∂ good communication between staff and administration (--14.6%)
    • ∂ school has good communication with parents/guardians (--21.6%)
  • 8. Students Indicate:
    • ∆ feeling comfortable approaching adults in the school for help/informaion (agree: -- 6.1%; not applicable : +6.3%; disagree: +0.7%)
    • ∆ staff/student communication (agree: --8%; not applicable: +4.7%; disagree: +4.2%)
    • ∆ being well informed by teachers about their performance (agree: -- 16.3%; not applicable: +10.1; disagree: + 6.7%)
  • 9. Students Indicate (con’t):
    • ∆ teachers listen to what they have to say (agree: --13.1%; not applicable: + 8.6%)
    • ∆ parents/guardians are kept informed by the school (agree: -- 13.1%; not applicable: 8.6%)
  • 10. Present Communication:
    • “ Morning Memo” for staff (posted and emailed)
    • daily Public Announcements for staff and students
    • school-wide monthly newsletter
    • monthly memorandum for Grade 11& 12 students from guidance office
    • regularly updates school webpage
  • 11. Present Communication (con’t):
    • staff meetings
    • Parent Support Group (PSA)
    • School Advisory Council (SAC)
    • posters – events
    • committees working on Accreditation
  • 12. Looking Ahead & Reaching Out:
    • PowerSchool program – training + academics and attendance; parent portal
    • SharePoint or like program
    • community involvement
    • time /labour intensive - more timely manner
  • 13. In Summation:
    • Parent survey (2011) to be examined in near future
    • Anticipating significant improvement in communication effectiveness for all stakeholders by December, 2011
  • 14. Inquiries:
  • 15. Thank you for your time!