On Friday the 1st July we held our first ever Boughton Forum. This was a new way for us to gather Pupil Voice, getting the children’s opinions on how things are at our school and ways we can make it better.
We have always completed pupil surveys every year, but the forum gave us an opportunity to do things differently. We discussed a range of topics with the children including: Quality of Education, Reading, Behaviour and Anti-bullying, Personal Development and Wellbeing, Lunchtimes and Playtimes. These discussions allowed the children to voice their opinions and listen to the opinions of others. Finally, the children had an opportunity to anonymously answer some “Big Questions”. They were asked to vote yes or no and then had space for a comment. The results are as follows:
“I enjoy learning at this school.” Yes 90% No 10%
“Learning to read and enjoying reading is important at our school.” Yes 94% No 6%
“Our school deals with behaviour and bullying issues well.” Yes 84% No 16%
“I enjoy playtimes and lunchtimes.” Yes 93% No 7%
“Our school helps me look after my emotional, mental and physical health.” Yes 99% No 1%
There were lots of positives to be taken from the information, but also some opportunities to make improvements. Reviewing our school’s behaviour and anti-bullying policy is already a planned item in our School Development Plan for the next academic year.
Mrs James will be sharing the results of the Pupil Forum with the children and we would like to thank them all for taking part and helping to make a difference. We are listening and their opinions matter!
Please check out some of the pictures below.