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

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