Our governors play an active role in our school – find out more about the governing body and what they do. One of our governors is responsible for collecting the views of pupils – an important role because we value the views of pupils so much. As well as staff in school, it’s useful for a governor to do this because children sometimes prefer to talk to an ‘outsider’.
Here’s what our governor found following a recent visit where she spoke with a group of pupils:
All of the children were keen to talk about how much they enjoyed school.
- Y1: ‘It’s fun to learn new things.’
- Y4: ‘I enjoy school because I get to make new friends.’
All children strongly believed all of the teachers helped them to do their best.
- Y6: ‘If you get stuck, teachers don’t just give you the answer but they help you to find the answer.’
All children said that their learning is challenging.
- Y2: ‘I know my learning is challenging when I can’t do it and then when I think a bit more, I can do it.’
- Y3: ‘My learning is challenging when I get a step in my book.’
- Y6: ‘My teacher gives me tricky learning when I’m confident. When I’m confident with my learning there is always another harder challenge waiting!’
Children enjoy learning.
- Y1: ‘I like learning phonics.’
- Y4: ‘My learning is fun in my book like when we crack codes in our lessons.’
- Y6: ‘I really enjoy learning about science’
All of the children were adamant that their teacher listens carefully to what they have to say, particularly in reading lessons.
- Y6: ‘Mostly in reading because people all have different answers.’
- Y3: ‘My teacher listens to everyone’s opinion.’
All children knew to speak to an adult if something was worrying them, or share their worry in other ways.
- Y2: ‘I would tell adults in school.’
- Y4: ‘I’d tell someone I trust.’
- Y6: ‘We can use the Living and Learning box in our classrooms to share a worry.’
Regarding behaviour, all children were aware of the school’s definition of bullying and knew that bullying at school is zero tolerance. Regarding staying safe, all the children said they felt very safe at school. The children were able to talk about lots of ways we promote health, whether physical activity or emotional health.
Finally, all of the children were certain they would recommend the school to someone else.
- Y6: ‘Moortown Primary always thinks about your feelings and helps you to get involved with loads of things. Moortown Primary would always be there for you.’