Thanks to everyone who contributed to our survey about changing days from Fridays to Thursdays. The survey was available to families both in the group or not. We now have the final results of our survey (from the anonymous survey link and others who didn't use the link but asked for their verbal vote to be counted). The results, from 76 participants) are as follows:
81 % said: I would support a change to Thursdays
13 % said: No, I prefer Fridays as they are
6 % said: I would prefer Fridays with fewer classes & earlier finish time
It is important to note that the only days where we can have a block booking of up to four hours at the Massey Leisure Centre is Thursdays. This is the reason for choosing that day - it is the only unbooked, free time that's available, if we want to change from Fridays.
Some of the feedback we’ve had is:
We understand that this change will not work for some families, and it would be unreasonable to expect that it would. Thursays will clash with other activities, just as Fridays do too for some. Some feedback from the "keep Fridays as they are" group was:
The amount of support for Thursdays has surprised us. We thought it might have been more like a 50/50 split as Friday has been the day for so long and we thought that probably people wanted this to remain a Friday group. As you can see though, the amount of support for a change to Thursdays is too significant to ignore.
There are of course some good things and some not so good things about the change to Thursdays. We thought we would take a few minutes to explain fully the challenges we have with Fridays, as we feel it’s really important that parents and tutors have the whole picture. Some of these things you will already be aware of, others maybe not. So here we go: