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October 2019

All children took part in our Pupil Survey in October 2019.

All children were asked to rank the following as Yes, Most of the Time, Some of the Time or No.

  • I enjoy school.
  • My school is a good school.
  • I feel safe when I am at school.
  • Lessons are interesting and fun.
  • The school teachers and staff are friendly and helpful.
  • The headteacher and staff do a good job.
  • Behaviour is good at my school.
  • Adults are interested in my views.
  • Pupil voice helps to improve the school.
  • I know how well I am doing.
  • Adults take time to help me improve.
  • The school is clean and tidy.
  • I have lots of fun at school.
  • I feel safe in the playground.

 

Key Stage 1

What is Going Well

Even Better If

  • I enjoy school.
  • My school is a good school.
  • I feel safe when I am at school.
  • Lessons are interesting and fun.
  • The school teachers and staff are friendly and helpful.
  • The Headteacher and staff do a good job.
  • Adults are interested in my views.
  • Pupil voice helps to improve the school.
  • I know how well I am doing.
  • Adults take time to help me improve.
  • I have lots of fun at school.
  • Behaviour is good at my school.
  • The school is clean and tidy.
  • I feel safe in the playground.

 

Lower Key Stage 2

What is Going Well

Even Better If

  • My school is a good school.
  • I feel safe when I am at school.
  • Lessons are interesting and fun.
  • The school teachers and staff are friendly and helpful.
  • The Headteacher and staff do a good job.
  • Adults are interested in my views.
  • Pupil voice helps to improve the school.
  • Adults take time to help me improve.
  • I have lots of fun at school.
  • I enjoy school.
  • Behaviour is good at my school.
  • I know how well I am doing.
  • The school is clean and tidy.
  • I feel safe in the playground.

 

Upper Key Stage 2

What is Going Well

Even Better If

  • I enjoy school.
  • My school is a good school.
  • I feel safe when I am at school.
  • The school teachers and staff are friendly and helpful.
  • The Headteacher and staff do a good job.
  • Pupil voice helps to improve the school.
  • Adults take time to help me improve.
  • Lessons are interesting and fun.
  • Behaviour is good at my school.
  • Adults are interested in my views.
  • I know how well I am doing.
  • The school is clean and tidy.
  • I have lots of fun at school.
  • I feel safe in the playground.

 

Whole School

What is Going Well

Even Better If

  • I enjoy school.
  • My school is a good school.
  • I feel safe when I am at school.
  • The school teachers and staff are friendly and helpful.
  • The Headteacher and staff do a good job.
  • Adults are interested in my views.
  • Pupil voice helps to improve the school.
  • I know how well I am doing.
  • Adults take time to help me improve.
  •  
  • Lessons are interesting and fun.
  • Behaviour is good at my school.
  • The school is clean and tidy.
  • I have lots of fun at school.
  • I feel safe in the playground.

 

Following this questionnaire, children have taken part in class workshops focusing on:-

  • Lessons are interesting and fun.
  • Behaviour is good at my school.
  • I enjoy school
  • The adults are interested in my views
  • I feel safe in school and the playground
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The above statements were chosen because they were the lowest scoring statements from the questionnaire returns. We feel it is important to understand the reasons these children felt these areas were less positive and to address any issues that may arise as a matter of urgency.

 

The sessions focused on WWW (What Went Well) and EBI (Even Better If). The children have been able to articulate both positive and negative reasons. The outcomes are below.

 

I Enjoy School

What is Going Well

Even Better If

  • Teachers make lessons fun and I don’t get bored
  • Sometimes we get to do things that we might not get to do at home and the teachers are really enthusiastic
  • We have fun lessons and good clubs
  • I have good friends and the teachers are nice
  • The teachers are kind and do their absolute best to make all lessons fun and exciting
  • I have lovely friends at school
  • There is not enough time a break time
  • School is boring
  • A few children behaving badly make it bad
  • The playground can be very busy when we are not allowed on the field.
  • The school could be more tidy
  • When is it cold outside we are not always allowed inside,
  • Some children can be rude and unkind

 

Behaviour is good

What is Going Well

Even Better If

  • Behaviour is handled well my teachers
  • It’s not the teachers fault, its sometimes the child’s fault because they chose to do really silly things
  • Children who do bad choices are always spoken to but sometimes the children don’t seem to care
  • Teachers stop people from being silly,
  • The teachers use the behaviour chart
  • Lots of people are very good and are on green. If they make a bad choice they go to red and don’t make a fuss.
  • There are a few children (always the same ones) that distract us or are silly, rude unkind.
  • I can name the children who cause people to be scared or hurt others
  • Certain children stop us learning and the teachers do things about it but it disturbs us.

 

I feel safe in school

What is Going Well

Even Better If

  • If I didn’t feel safe I would go to a teacher but I do feel safe.
  • Yes because children are nice to me and adults help me
  • Yes because everyone listens to my worries or concerns and they answer all of my questions
  • The teachers keep us safe
  • School is very safe and I don’t have a doubt about that
  • I feel safe at school because there are gates. The gates are very high and you can’t get out.
  • I feel safe at school because I work with  my friends
  • I feel safe at school because it is well protected.
  • Adults make me feel safe. I know all the teachers are here to care and protect me
  • There are lots of adults around that make me feel safe.
  • I feel safe because everyone cares about my worries
  • Some children pretend to climb the fence
  • Sometimes the staff just say I’ll keep an eye on it and they might forget
  • Four boys in year 5 and Year 6 are scary and I don’t like it when they are on the playground.
  • The smaller children run around in our way on the playground
  • Certain children make me feel not safe.

 

Adults are interested in my views

What is Going Well

Even Better If

  • The teachers are helpful
  • The teachers are kind and interested. If they see me upset they always help
  • Teachers are friendly and they listen to you
  • The teacher always asks us if we have had a good weekend.
  • The teachers are interested I what I have to say and listen to me and they help me if I get stuck
  • Teachers like reading my work.
  • Some of the teachers who cover lessons if the teacher is not there don’t listen to us.
  • I want to do what the challenge and the teacher doesn’t always let me
  • The lunch teachers don’t always listen

 

Lessons are interesting and fun

What is Going Well

Even Better If

  • I like PE, we do lots of different sports
  • Fun Maths
  • I like it when the teachers make it funny
  • I like the lessons where we have stuff to learn about such as Science and Art
  • Some lessons are better than others but it depends what sort of thing you like to learn
  • I hate spelling because it can be boring
  • The English lessons are very long
  • I don’t like it when I learn something I have learnt the year before.
  • I think we should have more wild play in the
  • Lessons are not fun because you cannot always move around

 

The outcomes of the survey and the workshops were shared with the School Council who considered ways that the issues raised could be addressed. As a result the following happened:-

 

I feel safe in school and on the playground

It was noted that the playground during the winter months is exceptionally busy and the children do not like being out for long periods of time in the cold. This was addressed in two ways:-

  • A range of lunchtime activities (sports club, science club, debating club)  were added in addition to the current activities running at lunch time, These included Drawing Club and Story Making Club which now take place every lunchtime.
  • A review of deployment of staff working at lunchtime and zoning of the playground. In addition, a meeting/training session with the staff took place to ensure all staff working at lunch times are fully aware of their roles and responsibilities.

 

Behaviour is good

  • The results of the survey and workshops were shared with the individual children who had been named and their parents and expectations of behaviour in lessons and at lunchtimes were reinforced. 
  • Further staff training on expectations and strategies for managing pupil behaviour was provided to support staff and teachers,

 

I enjoy school/lessons are fun and interesting

  • Further work with staff to promote the development of the curriculum with our children.

 

Adults are interested in what I have to say.

  • Part of our staff training in January for both teachers and staff focused on our curriculum off to children which focuses on the importance of nurture.. Hearing children's voice and giving them time to speak and explain was explored.

 


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