Children’s Survey Results

  • 2017 Pupil Summary of  Survey Findings

    Summary of findings

    • Survey conducted in Week 3 of 2017-18 Autumn 2
    • Total of responses – 127/235 completed paper based survey –

    FSU and Year 1 – 80 responses –

    Year 2 & 3 – 47 responses.

    Year 4, 5, & 6 – 79 responses.

    • Overall a very positive response from all year groups with recurring themes for improvement around playground space and equipment. .
    • The teachers and staff were praised throughout the responses, with children enjoying attending Worth Valley Primary School.

     Key positive themes:

    – The Teachers

    – Friends

    – The learning across a variety of subjects

    – Support in lessons and outside

    – Clubs and trips (although a significant number of children don’t attend a club)

    • Key areas for improvement

    – Homework – the number of children who find it difficult or who just don’t do it

    – – All staff need to discuss homework matters with the children regarding information needed to complete and worry. – Jan 2018 intro of homework grids

    – Playground equipment and games

    Years 2 and 3 to access Netbooks in school more frequently in lessons other than ICT

    – Relevant Science and Topic keywords and work to be displayed

    – All safe guarding issues to be constantly reminded and taught to children in lessons across the curriculum.

  • The graphs haven’t copied very well,therefore to read the original document please click here 2017 Pupil Survey Summary of Findings

FSU and Year One Survey

  Yes No
Do you like school
Do you? find out new things?
Are lessons interesting and fun?
Do you get help when you’re stuck?
Do you have to work hard at school?
Are you shown how to make your work better?
Do other people behave at school?
Are other children friendly?
Is there a grown up you would talk to if you were worried?
Are grown-ups fair to you?
Do grown-ups listen to your ideas?
Do you know what PATHS is?
Do you know what a Peace Mala is?
Safeguarding questions

How do you know that you feel safe?

How do you know that you are unsafe?

What should you do if you feel unsafe?

What should you do if you know someone else is unsafe?

What do you do if you? see an adult in school you don’t know

   

Year 2 & 3 Survey

Do you like coming to school?

Your classroom

Is your classroom clean, tidy, bright & friendly?

Are there lots of interesting and useful things?

Do you know where to put and find things?

Learning

Do you have to work hard at Maths?

Do you have to work hard at Writing?

Do you have to work hard at Reading?

Do you have to work hard at Science?

Do you use a computer at school each week?

Support 

Are your lessons interesting and fun?

Do the other children behave well?

Are the other children friendly?

Does your teacher listen to your ideas?

Does your teacher show you how to make your work better?

Are you trusted to work on your own?

Do you know if you have done well?

Is there an adult you would go to if you were worried at school?

Homework

Do you read at home?

Do you do homework each week?

Other activities

Do you join any lunchtime or after-school clubs?

Do you feel happy and safe at break times?

Do you use the equipment / games in the playground at break times?

Do you enjoy school trips and visits from outside people to the school?

Children’s voice questions

What is the best thing about the school?

Which subject do you enjoy most?

Which subject do you enjoy the least?

What would you like to change about the school?

How many brothers and sisters do you have – how old are they?

Safeguarding questions

What is safeguarding?

When/Where do you learn about safeguarding?

How do you know you feel safe?

How do you know that you are unsafe?

What should you do if you feel unsafe?

What should you do if you know someone else is unsafe?

What do you do if you see an adult in school that you don’t know?

What can Worth Valley do now to improve safeguarding even further?

What will happen if you tell somebody that either you/ or someone you know are unsafe?

What is the best thing about Worth Valley Primary School?

  • Best things about the school: – – Teachers (15%) – Friends and having fun (9%) – Learning new things/All the different lessons we do (34%) – P.E (21%) – Playtimes and lunch (13%) – Golden time (6%) – Getting awards (2%) – Everything (4%)

“The teachers always listen to my ideas.”

“The teachers are lovely.”

“Maths”

“Golden time”

“Getting awards.”

“The best thing is seeing my friends.”

“The teachers obviously”

“Nice teachers.”

“Everything.”

“Lunchtimes.”

“P.E”

 

“The best thing about this school is that I can make friends and play at playtimes.”

“We have fun!”

“The teachers.”

“We do good work.”

“Playtimes.”

“Trips”

“We can work and play.”

“Everything.”

Do you like being a pupil here?

  • 100% of respondents (47) liked or loved being a pupil at Worth Valley Primary School

 

Which subject do you enjoy the most, and which do you enjoy the least?

  Liked the most Liked the least Total mentions
Maths 20 6 26
English 9 6 15
Science 7 4 11
P.E 13 1 14
Topic 3 1 4
Handwriting 3 3 6
Art 3   3
ICT 2 1 3
R.E.   2 2
Jigsaw/Circle time 2   2
History 1   1
Phonics 1   1
Music 1   1
Guided reading   1 1
Playtime   1 1
Nothing   21 21

 

 

“I enjoy Maths and English but I don’t like Science.”

“Maths is the best.  I don’t like reading.”

“Writing is best I do not have a least favourite.”

“I really enjoy Maths and I don’t really like morning work.”

“Art and PE are the best things and Maths is the thing, I don’t enjoy much.”

“Art and writing  are best, Maths, morning work and PE are worst.”

“PATHS is good, PE is bad.”

“Maths is my favourite.”

“I enjoy PE but not Mental Maths.”

“Topic is good, I learn lots.”

      

What would you change about the school?

Break times 4
Nothing 24
P.E 3
The hall 1
Maths 1
The playground/Equipment 10
Classroom items 2
Uniform 1
Trim trail 1

             

“Get rid of P.E.”

“More toys at playtime and P.E. more often.”

“Have skateboards”

“I’d like to change break times.”

“More toys at playtime.”

“I’d like a slide.”

“Introduce Horse riding school”

I want to change the whiteboards to black.”

“No uniform”

“More break times”

Year 4, 5 & 6 Survey

Your classroom

Is your classroom clean, tidy, bright and inviting?

Is the room filled with lots of useful equipment, books, furniture and things you need?

Is the furniture laid out well and helps you learn in lessons?

Are the displays interesting, exciting to look at, easy to read and help you with the things you are learning?

Is there an easy system of where to keep your work?

Learning

Are there information posters, words and equipment in the room to help you with Maths?

Are there examples on the wall of keywords for us to use in writing and words from our topics?

Are the reading books in the room organised and easy to get to?

Are there information posters, words and equipment in the room to help you with Science?

Do you have access to computers to help you with your work?

Support

Is your work marked often and quickly with comments to help you improve?

Does your teacher listen to your ideas?

Do you know what you have to do each lesson, how well you are doing and how you can improve?

Are you encouraged to think and learn for yourself?

Do you know who to go to if you have a problem with work or friends?

Homework

Do you have enough information to do your homework?

Does your family encourage and support you to do your homework?

Do you feel worried about your homework?

Other activities

Do you join in any afterschool clubs?

Do you feel happy and safe at break times?

Do you use the equipment / games in the playground at break times?

Do you enjoy school trips and visits from outside people to the school?

What is the best thing about school?

Do you like being a pupil here?

Which subject do you enjoy the most, and which do you enjoy the least?

 

What would you like to change about the school?

Are there any other clubs you would like to have at lunchtime or after school?

How many younger brothers and sisters do you have – how old are they?

Safeguarding questions

What is safeguarding?

When/Where do you learn about safeguarding?

How do you know you feel safe?

How do you know that you are unsafe?

What should you do if you feel unsafe?

What should you do if you know someone else is unsafe?

What do you do if you see an adult in school that you don’t know?

What can Worth Valley do now to improve safeguarding even further?

What will happen if you tell somebody that either you/ or someone you know are unsafe?

Do you like being a pupil here?

  • 91% of respondents (20) liked or loved being a pupil at Worth Valley Primary School.
  • 9% of respondents (12) only sometimes like being a pupil at Worth Valley Primary School 

 

What is the best thing about Worth Valley Primary School?

  • Best things about the school: – Teachers (17%) – Friends (21%) – The lessons we have (42%) – Trips (15%)

 

“Doing P.E, trips and seeing all my friends.”

“The pupils and staff.”

“Learning.”

“Friends, learning and trips.”

“The teachers care and help you.”

“Being with my teachers and learning.”

 “The staff.”

“Maths and my teachers.”

“Everything because it’s fun!”

“I get support from school”.

“Tests”

“I learn and I get to play with my friends.”

“The teachers look after you.”

Are there any clubs you would like to see at lunchtime or after school?

Football 5
Nature 1
Homework 5
Gymnastics 2
Dance 3
Singing 1
Art 2
Science club 1
Games club 1
Rounders’ 1

Which subject do you enjoy the most, and which do you

enjoy the least?

  Liked the most Liked the least Total mentions
Maths 22 21 43
English 21 13 34
Science 5 5 10
P.E 11 3 14
Topic 1 2 3
Art 11 2 13
ICT 13   13
PATHS   3 3
R.E 4 4 8
French     0
Swimming     0
Guided Reading 2 3 5
Everything 6   6
Don’t have one   4 4

“Art is my favourite.”

Maths and all learning.”

“The most thing is maths and the least thing is R.E.

I like Literacy, Maths, P.E, R.E, Art and ICT.”

“Most is Literacy, least is Maths.”

“I enjoy everything”

I like ICT best and not topic.”

“Art is most and English is least.”

“I like Maths least is PATHS.”

 “I don’t like Maths.”

“I like Maths and there’s nothing least.”

“I love Maths.”

“My best things are Art and ICT.”

“I like all subjects”

 

What would you change about the school?

Longer breaks 1
Lessons 7
The uniform 1
Nothing 26
Playground equipment 9
Playground size 4
Golden time 4
Fences 10
Chairs 1
Pens 1
Carpets/Decor 5

“Nothing I love everything!”

“The fences because it makes it feel like a prison”

“I would change the carpets to sparkly red.”

“Everyone to have pens.”

“More playtime equipment.”

“ummmm……..I don’t know!”

“How long you’re here! I don’t want to leave.”

2017 Pupil Summary of Safeguarding questionnaire October 17

 Summary of findings

  • Survey conducted in Week 3 of 2017-18 Autumn 1
  • Total of responses – 206/220 completed paper based survey –

FSU and Year 1 – 80 responses –

Year 2 & 3 – 47 responses.

Year 4, 5, & 6 – 79 responses.

What is safeguarding?

0/80 0% of the children in FSU and Year One answered this question

In Years 2 & 3

40/47  85% said ‘Safeguarding’ was keeping me/us safe, looking after each other or where we feel safe and the teachers look after us.

2/47    4% said ‘Safeguarding’ is where there are lots of gates.

1/47    2% said ‘Safeguarding’ was helping me to be nice.

4/47    9% didn’t answer.

In Years 4, 5 & 6

54/79   68%  said ‘Safeguarding’ was about staying safe, learning about staying safe and protecting ourselves.

22/79   28% said ‘Safeguarding’ was staying safe on the internet/on computers – E-safety.

1/79    1% said ‘Safeguarding’ was making sure you didn’t get nicked.

2/79    3% didn’t answer.

 

A comprehensive answer is

Keeping yourself and others safe

Recognising dangers e.g. e-safety, cyberbullying, social networks, in play areas, at home, at school, on the streets, road safety, firework safety etc.

When/where do you learn about Safeguarding?

 0/80 0% of the children in FSU and Year One answered this question

In Years 2 & 3

32/47   68% said at school and home.

3/47     6% said the fences

1/47     2% said in Assembly

1/47    2% said at break.

In Years 4, 5 & 6

22/79   28% said in class

42/79   53% said in ICT

1/79    1% said in R.E.

7/79    9% said Assembly

3/79    4% didn’t know

1/79    1% said at break

3/79    4% said the Police come and talk to us.

 

Safeguarding should be being covered in Circle time, PSHCE, PATHS, Jigsaw, Assemblies, in class lessons e.g. Science/PE and by Visitors to school

 

How do you know that you feel Safe?

 

In FSU and Year 1

26/80 32% said they felt safe when they were with their mum and dad or with the grown-ups at school.

In Years 2 & 3

32/47 68% said they felt safe when they had friends, family, adults in school around them

7/4715% said they felt happy

3/47 6% said they felt safe and calm

5/47 11% said they felt safe behind the fences.

 

In Years 4, 5 & 6

59/79 75% said they felt safe when around adults they trust, parents, family and teachers as they protect us and take care of us.

7/79 9% said they felt happy.

8/79 10% said the gates and fences made them feel safe.

3/79 4% said the CCTV made them feel safe.

2/79 3% said they feel comfortable and safe.

 

Throughout the work on PATHS children refer to their feelings and should be able to explain these and when they feel each emotion.  I feel happy, contented, positive, encouraged, proud, good and loved. I have someone to talk to if I feel worried or upset.

 

How do you know that you are unsafe?

 

0/80 0% of the children in FSU and Year One answered this question

In Years 2 & 3

25/47 53% said they felt unsafe when they were alone, had no one around, there weren’t any adults close by.

6/47 13% said they felt unsafe before the fences and CCTV came.

1/472% said they felt unsafe when the fire alarm went off.

15/47 32%said they felt sad, scared, unhappy upset, and lonely when they were unsafe.

In Years 4, 5 & 6

21/79 27% said I feel alone or I am around people I don’t know.

19/79 24% said I feel sad, upset, scared, uncomfortable, anxious, and worried or my tummy hurts.

3/79 4% said they feel unsafe when they see someone in school without a badge.

3/79 4% said they feel unsafe because we don’t have CCTV inside school

3/79 4% said they feel unsafe because of comments made online.

 Throughout the work on PATHS children refer to their feelings and should be able to explain these and when they feel each emotion.  Funny feelings in your tummy, butterflies, you can see it in their eyes, different, sad, and worried, being watched, and scared, scary sounds

 

What should you do if you feel unsafe?

 

In FSU and Year 1

75/80 94% said they would tell an adult, teacher, or grown-up.

3/80 4% said they would run away.

In Years 2 & 3

46/47 98% said they would tell an adult, teacher, or grown-up.

1/47 2% said they would tell the Police.

In Years 4, 5 & 6

78/79 99% said they would tell an adult, teacher, or grown-up.

1/69 1% said they would scream, cry and shout.

 

TELL SOMEONE! An adult that you trust, a friend that you can rely on, write a note and post it in the worry box, contact Childline – when appropriate e.g. school holidays, when your too scared to tell anybody that you know

 

What should you do if you know of someone else who is unsafe?

 

In FSU and Year 1

36/80 45% said they would tell an adult, teacher, or grown-up.

9/80 11% said they would help/ look after them.

1/80 1% said they would give them a hug.

In Years 2 & 3

35/47 74% said they would tell an adult, teacher, or grown-up.

12/47 26% said they would help them.

 In Years 4, 5 & 6

54/79 68% said they would tell an adult, teacher, or grown-up, someone they trust.

19/79 24% said they would help, support them, and make them feel safe.

6/79 8% said they would tell the Police.

 

TELL SOMEONE! An adult that you trust, a friend that you can rely on, write a note and post it in the worry box, contact Childline – when appropriate e.g. school holidays, when your too scared to tell anybody that you know

 

What do you do if you see an adult in school that you don’t know?

In FSU and Year 1

41/80 51% said they would tell an adult, teacher, or grown-up.

5/80 6% said they would walk away/ keep away from them.

2/80 3% said they would ask them their name

In Years 2 & 3

33/47 70% said they would tell an adult, teacher, or grown-up.

11/47 23% said they would walk away and not talk to them.

2/47 4% said they would ask who they were.

1/47 2% said they be friendly toward them

In Years 4, 5 & 6

44/79 56% said they would tell an adult.

33/79 42% said they would look to check if they had a badge and if they didn’t tell an adult.

1/79 1% said they would help them

1/79 1% said they would run.

 

All adults in school should have an ID badge (these are display in the hall) If they do not have an ID badge, report it to an adult in school immediately

 

 What will happen if you tell somebody that either you/or someone you know are unsafe?

 0/77 0% of the children in FSU and Year One answered this question

 In Years 2 & 3

Responses were similarly worded around teachers sorting our problems out, helping the children,

  • Teachers looking after them,
  • Teachers can be trusted and will help you.
  • They keep you safe.
  • They will get us help

In Years 4, 5 & 6

Again responses were similarly worded around teachers sorting our problems out, helping the children,

  • They will sort it out,
  • Make it all happy,
  • They will help you or someone else and make it better
  • They will help you and ask you if you are ok and help your mum and dad.
  • Tell a teacher and don’t worry it will be ok
  • I think the teachers can help
  • They get it sorted
  • They will see them and ask them what the problem is
  • They will ring the police to help
  • They ask if you feel safe now
  • They might make you feel safe then ring your parents so they feel safe.
  • They sort it!

We are here to support everybody so that families can live together safely and happily ever after.

What can Worth Valley do now to improve safeguarding even further?

 

0/77 0% of the children in FSU and Year One answered this question

In Years 2 & 3

8/47 17% said get more adults.

8/47 17% said get security gates

5/47 11%said have a Policeman or security guards on site.

1/47 2% said we needed more CCTV cameras.

10/47 21%thought we needed more locks on the doors

6/47 13% said if we work together and look after each other we need nothing.

6/47 13% said they didn’t think we needed to do anything to improve.

In Years 4, 5 & 6

2/79 3% said get more adults.

2/79 3% said get more security.

8/79 10% thought we needed more locks on the doors

3/79 4% said we need to have passwords.

64/79 81% said they didn’t think we needed to do anything to improve, they feel safe here.