Pupil Questionnaires

PERRYFIELDS INFANT SCHOOL

Helping each other to learn and grow

 

FEEDBACK FROM THE PUPIL QUESTIONNAIRE

 

March 2015

 

A big thank you to all the children who completed the questionnaire. This information helps to ensure that we continue to provide the very best learning experiences for you all.

 

144/195 children completed the questionnaire (74%)

 

 

ABOUT YOU

 

YES

Unsure

NO

 

I enjoy coming to school.

 

90%

3%

6%

 

I feel safe at school.

 

89%

6%

5%

 

The behaviour of children at my school is good.

 

72%

16%

12%

 

I know what to do if I have a problem.

 

86%

8%

6%

 

I get the help I need with my work.

 

90%

8%

2%

 

My school listens to my views.

 

94%

3%

3%

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

“Teachers make me safe”

“Not sure what to do when I get hurt”

“Anything could happen I could bump my head”

“Sometimes upset by fire alarm”

“Might hurt yourself in the playground”

“Sometimes they are silly outside”

“They don’t listen to me”

“My friends are kind and helpful”

  

ABOUT LEARNING

 

 

YES

Unsure

NO

 

I am making good progress in my learning.

 

97%

3%

 

 

My teacher lets me know what to do to improve my work.

 

94%

4%

1%

 

I know my next step targets.

 

69%

10%

20%

 

Lessons are fun and exciting.

 

93%

5%

2%

 

I learn about staying healthy at school.

 

90%

8%

2%

 

‘Mirror Moments’ helps me with my learning.

 

89%

8%

3%

 

I like doing my homework.

88%

5%

8%

 

My homework is clearly explained.

85%

8%

7%

 

 

I enjoy using the computers, laptops and ipads to help my learning.

 

98%

1%

1%

 

10.  

My teacher asks me what I would like to learn about.

78%

12%

10%

 

 

**Foundation Stage children only started ‘Mirror Moments’ at the end of the summer term.

 

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

“Sometimes it’s a bit tricky”

“Forgotten my targets”

“Can’t remember them”

“Practical lessons are fun”

“Maths is good as I learn something new”

“Maths is tricky”

“Too much sitting on carpet”

“Because I already know what to do”

“I get tired”

“Mummy can’t help me”

“Ipads best”

“Definitely – would like ipads in class rooms”

  

 

 

SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

 

 

YES

Unsure

NO

 

 

 

I enjoy taking part in assemblies.

86%

4%

10%

 

I enjoy taking part in out of school activities, visits, events and clubs.

 

93%

5%

2%

 

I feel proud of my school.

 

97%

3%

1%

 

I know which children are on the school council and their role.

 

75%

11%

14%

 

The school is kept clean and in a good state of repair.

 

89%

8%

3%

 

My school helps me to understand and respect people from other backgrounds/cultures.

 

86%

9%

4%

 

I like the school hot dinners.

 

78%

8%

14%

 

I have made some good friends.

 

97%

2%

1%

 

Play times are fun.

92%

 

5%

3%

 

I know our School Core Values.

 

58%

11%

31%

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

“Sometimes don’t want to be called up the front”

“Sometimes I get a cold bottom”

“Some are boring – I just want to play”

“Don’t like singing”

“I would like to go but I can’t”

“No I like being in school”

“Amazing”

“Some computers don’t work”

“Some things in the NDA shed are broken”

“Balls get lost”

“Especially good with fund-raising”

“They are yummy”

“The roasts my favourite”

“Sometimes have the salad when I don’t like dinner”

“Don’t always have delicious puddings”

“Sometimes we fall out over football”

“Sometimes I am on my own”

“We don’t have toys out at playtime”.

What the children felt the school could do to improve even further:

 

  • More cooking
  • More decorations
  • More swimming
  • More stuff in the playground
  • More trips
  • A slide, swings and tree house
  • More time to write and draw with my friends
  • More singing in assemblies
  • Having more fun but didn’t know how
  • Nothing
  • More songs
  • A bigger place to play football
  • More new computers
  • Cooking – Miss Connet being here all days – no holidays.

 

As a school we have listened to the children and from their feedback we have already made some changes and plan to make additional changes for the benefit of our children.

 

School Dinners

We now involve the children more in ‘rating their lunch’ and feedback their views to the kitchen with regards to making changes to the menu. The staff are very receptive to the children’s views. Some children choose not to have dinners due to allergies. In September we will start rating just the puddings. If a particular pudding is very unpopular then we will discuss this with the kitchen for a new menu change.

Being safe in school/behaviour

The few comments about children feeling safe in school and the behaviour relate to lunch times, accidents and disagreements with friends. We have already started developing the Midday Assistants role and have given them playground and games training. We will also provide additional resources for the children to play with. With more children being engaged in their play the less accidents or behaviour issues should occur. Last term we introduced Medical cards that the children take into the medical room when they fall over to make it clear to the children and staff that an accident has occurred and that they need some care which helps to ensure overall safety for all. Miss Newland (teacher) trains and supports the Play Leaders who then play and support the other children outside. Mrs Clarke (MDA) has taken on the responsibility of supporting the Play Leaders alongside Miss Newland. Before the end of the summer term the school council decided to temporarily disallow football. This is predominantly where issues can arise. Through the School Council we have written some new lunchtime rules. If the children have ownership of these rules then they are more likely to follow them. The School Council has made some ‘Excellence’ certificates for individual children who are spotted following these new rules. These certificates are given out during Celebration assemblies.

Friendships

Here at Perryfields Infant School the children have formed several friendships but we always strive for 100%. In addition to our current friendship stop sign we will be purchasing a friendship bench which will be closely monitored by the Play Leaders and Midday Assistants. Children who find themselves lonely at play times can always find a listening adult who can help them to find a friend. In school we have regular friendship/PSHE lessons and assemblies and classroom good friend boards.

School Council

The children are aware of who their class school council members are but not the whole school council. The school council already has a page on the school website and a board in the hall which explains their role within the school. To ensure all the children can remember who the members of the school council are they would like more time in assemblies to talk to the school. Last year we introduced our school song that the school council lead in assemblies along with the actions for our schools Code of Conduct.

Respecting Others

Through our creative curriculum, RE, PSHE, SMSC and daily assemblies the school teaches the children to understand and respect people from other backgrounds/cultures. As a school we celebrate key festivals throughout the year and invite special visitors and parents into school to enhance this understanding. Over the past year the children at Perryfields Infant School have shared their own cultures with the whole school. Respect is a very difficult concept for young children to understand but through our whole school Core Values (individuality, curiosity, thoughtfulness) we explore and learn about the wider world around us. Since this questionnaire we have further developed the Core Values and created a permanent display in the hall. There is now a two year assembly programme to ensure the core values, diversity, cultures, British values, festivals, rules, laws, learning and current news around the world is focused upon.  

Assemblies

We will endeavor to make all the assemblies as enjoyable and interesting as possible. Where possible our assemblies are interactive and the children make valuable contributions. We have also introduced ‘The Big Question’ which is also discussed during our assemblies to engage the children further and to also discuss at home.

School Core Values

The majority of children could remember the current or previous Core Value but they couldn’t remember all 8 Core Values, especially the youngest children. Since this questionnaire we have further developed the Core Values and created a permanent display in the hall where these values are clearly visible. Children’s core value work is displayed here for everyone to see.

Next Step Targets

Children have literacy and maths targets in their books but from this questionnaire several of the children have had difficulty remembering them. Since then we have renewed the children’s literacy and numeracy targets so that they are more user friendly and sharing them with the children and updating them is now part of our assessment week at least every half term. The reception children are given these targets in the summer term. We have introduced ‘Mirror Moments’ in KS1 where children have set times to reflect on their targets and to also look back at their work and read the teachers next step targets in their work which links to our new marking code. Children are now asked to read and where possible reply to the next steps using a ‘purple polishing’ pen. We hope that by doing this the majority of children will know what they need to do next to get better in their learning.

As a school we continuously strive to develop our professional relationships with the parents, wider community and children. We will continue to listen to the children and where practically possible implement their suggestions to make Perryfields Infants School an even better place to learn.

 

Mrs Amanda Reid

Headteacher