Pupil Voice

    At Floreat, we pride ourselves on our pupils having a voice. We value their views on every aspect of school life where possible. We want to nurture a culture where all children feel listened to, valued, respected and empowered. 

    How we listen to pupils at Floreat Montague Park 

    Currently there is a range of opportunities for listening to our pupils on key issues in our school or concerns and thoughts they wish to raise.  
    Class Reflection Times – At the end of each school day pupils are invited to share their thoughts on their learning, their concerns and they are encouraged to raise questions about home learning, projects and any upcoming school events. 
    Pupil & Teacher Time – We firmly believe that all pupils are only able to flourish in a nurturing environment. We encourage pupils to approach any member of staff in order to share their view, thoughts, questions and concerns. Teachers will always give pupils an opportunity to talk to an adult in private if required.
    Pupil Questionnaires – We question all pupils on their opinion each year. The results are shared with all school leaders. 
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    The views, thoughts & opinions of our pupils 

    EARLY YEARS

    Some Early Years pupils met with a Governor and member of the Senior Leadership Team to voice their opinion of life in our school; some of their  responses can be found in the attached document:

    Pupil Voice 16.05.19

     

    PUPIL QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS

    1. I like school.

     

    Agree

    99% 99%

    Don’t know

    0% 0%

    Disagree

    1% 1%

    2. I feel safe in school.

     

    Agree

    97% 99%

    Don’t know

    0% 0%

    Disagree

    3% 1%

    3. I know what to do if I need to talk.

     

    Agree

    94% 100%

    Don’t know

    6% 0%

    Disagree

    0% 0%

    4. Adults listen to me.

     

    Agree

    94% 100%

    Don’t know

    3% 0%

    Disagree

    3% 0%

    5. I have friends.

     

    Agree

    94% 98%

    Don’t know

    0% 0%

    Disagree

    6% 2%

    6. I enjoy learning.

     

    Agree

    100% 100%

    Don’t know

    0% 0%

     

    Disagree

    0% 0%

     

    98 children took part

     

    November 2017 results, March 2018 results

     

    Example Answers and how we have addressed the negative responses:

    1. “I love coming to school it is so fun”, “I like school because I like my teachers”, “school is too long” (last pupil is a full time Nursery pupil who also attends wrap around care)

    2. “Sometimes I don’t feel safe on the playground” - We have introduced quiet benches with activities and a first aid station. “My teachers keep me safe”, “If we all look after each other then we can stay safe on the playground”, “If I hurt myself on the playground Mrs Jones will look after me”, “Sometimes I don’t feel safe at Forest School”. We have specific rules to keep all children safe at Forest School, however there is also a need for children to feel out of their comfort zone in order to take risks, we teach the children about calculating risks and being brave.

    3. “I can put my hand up”, “I can find an adult on the playground.”

    4. “Sometimes the adults are busy”, - We have introduced speech bubbles in each class so that the children know that they will be heard when the adult is available. “We need to put our names on the speech bubble.”

    5. “We are all friends in Gandhi class.” “Sometimes people don’t play with me.” – Introduction of 'buddy benches' from Sept 18.

    6. “I like sounds. You come to school to learn new sounds so you know them when you are grown up”, “I love maths because you can count everywhere!”