The Upper Canada District School Board has released the results of their UCDSB Culture Survey of staff, parents and students. Results show that attitudes vary heavily depending on the group being questioned.
As students move from primary to secondary school, they become less positive about their school’s environment, its teachers, and the school board in general.
Most parents surveyed are confident that teachers are well trained, care about students and believe that staff members help develop strong characters and provide an emotionally safe environment. However, just over half believe the school is doing enough when it comes to students’ mental health.
Survey results show staff members feel more negatively toward the board than they do toward their specific school. The majority of staff respondents say there is a lack of communication and it isn’t safe to challenge the school board.
Only two thirds of parents surveyed feel their children are well prepared for the demands of life.