Pupil Survey 2017-18

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As we approach the end of the school year, we want to know how the children feel about their year in school. We recently carried out an end of year survey with the children and I’d like to share the results with you. All the children filled in their survey anonymously so they could be truthful. We will be sending out a link to our end of year grown-ups survey next week.

We asked the children if they enjoy school and around 65% of children said that they did most of the time. 25% of children said they did some of the time and 10% of the children said they didn’t enjoy school. Obviously, we want all the children to enjoy school and we’ll continue working hard to make sure that we address any issues that come up.

A very pleasing 83% of children felt that teachers help them do their best in lessons and only 1% of children felt that their teachers didn’t help them do their best in any lesson. I’d like to try and get this one to 100% next year!

95% of children felt challenged in lessons with 25% of the children of children feeling that they are always challenged. I’m really pleased with this as it means that our children are not coasting and that we are trying to progress their learning as quickly as possible!

50% of the children enjoy learning at school all of the time, 25% of children said they enjoy their learning most of the time and 14% of children that they enjoy their learning some of the time. Leaving 8% of children that don’t enjoy learning in school. This is another one where we need to make sure that all of our children enjoy learning when in school!

85% of children felt that teachers listen to what they have to say in lessons; that shows that they are happy contributing to whole class discussions. Only 4% said that they felt that their teacher didn’t listen to them.

Nearly all of the children in school know that there is an adult in school that they can talk to if they are worried. If your child is worried, they can speak to any adult in school and they will be listened to: their class teacher, our support staff, our office staff, our dinner staff or, most popular of all when there are worries, Sarah.

The school council has discussed with senior leaders in school about behaviour in school. We feel that our standards and expectations are high and that we try to instil positive attitudes and behaviour in all the children. 45% of the children felt that behaviour is good, most of the time and another 45% think that it is good, some of the time. This is an area that we want to work on with the children so that they can see the positives of appropriate choices and they can recognise why we are trying to encourage them to be good.

The majority of children felt that bullying is not an issue in school and they feel that when it does happen, teachers sort it out. Children also feel safe in school, with nearly all children saying that they feel safe when they are here.

Mr Ruston will be very pleased to hear that almost every child in school said that we encourage them to look after their physical and mental health. This shows that all of the work we do around fitness, emotional well-being and being healthy is working!

Nearly all the children also felt that we encourage them to be independent and take on responsibilities such as: sports leaders, class monitors, technicians, gardeners and so on. Only 3% of children thought we didn’t.

One of the best outcomes from the survey was the question about if we encourage the children to respect people from different backgrounds and to treat people fairly. Every child in school thought that we did! Through our Christian ethos and sharing of worship together, this shows that we are teaching the children to be tolerant and respectful citizens able to adapt and live in modern Britain.

Finally, 80% of children said they would recommend the school to a friend moving to the area and 18% said that they might.

Overall, our 2017-18 Pupil Voice survey has given the teachers, support staff and senior leaders lots to think about and everyone in school is pleased with such positive outcomes in most of the questions. We will endeavour to try and maintain the positives and develop the areas that the children feel need improvement.