Our pupils are the most important members of our School community.
We believe engaging children as active participants in their education and in making a positive contribution to our school and local community is vitally important. At Edenhurst, we involve pupils in decision-making by running a School Council and Eco Committee, both of which are led by pupils, and supported by members of teaching staff.
Further to these ongoing conversations we have with the pupils about their experience at school, we have developed an online survey to enable us to capture genuine pupil views. Pupils in Years 3 - 6 recently completed the survey. This initiative will be repeated on a regular basis and the findings will be incorporated into our school development planning to ensure we continue to be effective in meeting the needs of those most important to us.
Pleasingly, the survey results highlight the childrens' enjoyment of School, the high standard of teaching and the progress made in the classroom.
We received particularly strong results in the following areas:
Pupils were also given an opportunity to offer suggestions for how the school could be improved. The most common suggestions were as follows:
- Moving Chess to lunchtime on Fridays;
- Opening up the Library at lunchtime for a few children who want to read or colour quietly;
- Giving children more opportunity to tell us what they would like to see on the lunch menus.
The results have been shared informally with the pupils and we have already begun to discuss some changes based on their feedback and ideas. The Edenhurst Friends Association (EFA) are also helping us to develop more facilities for the playground and the next major project will be launched to the children before the end of the Spring term.