Exit Poll Results: 2015/16
At the end of the summer term, we asked our Year 6 leavers about their experiences at Broomgrove Junior School. They completed an anonymous questionnaire. Here are some of the things they told us…
What they liked most about their time at Broomgrove Junior School?
“I loved it all and all of the lessons too.”
“Mr Acford teaching me.”
“Having fun in lessons and learning new things.”
“I liked all the teachers and all of my lessons.”
“Taking part in plays and performances.”
“The fun lessons that we had.”
“I enjoyed learning and making new friends.”
Going on all the school trips, the teachers and meeting new people.”
What would have made their experience even better?
“More reading books.”
“A bit more apparatus on the playground.”
“To have more rewards in school”
“If we did some more science investigations.”
“More school trips and go to Mersea for a week”
“Do more cooking.”
Evaluating the children’s responses 94% of children felt they made good progress; 84% said they thought the School’s Rights and Sanctions were fair; 88% said they got help when they needed it and 94% said they were proud to say they attended Broomgrove Junior School. One area that had significantly improved was the number of children (78%) who said ‘yes’ to the question ‘Would you tell an adult if you were upset or worried?’ However, this is something we will continue to build on through our PSHE lessons (Personal, Social and Health Education) and in assemblies, so that all children realise that if there is a problem, as a school, we can help to resolve it.
To address the ‘even better’ comments made by year 6 last year we introduced an ongoing programme of improvements to our playground/ outdoor space which led to the introduction of the Play Pod and the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area). This year we will continue to open up the field each lunch time - weather permitting - for those children in the upper school who want to play football. This leaves the playground free for the lower school to play football. We also reviewed our Positive Behaviour System, and removed the use of yellow slips and instead trialled a system of ‘time outs’. We will be continuing to embed this system during the upcoming academic year – it is more favourably received by the children. On the Forest School front, both Mrs Hubert and Mrs Quinn are now fully trained Forest School leaders and all years will be having Forest School at some point during the year.
Following on from last year, we have now started to focus on the ‘even better’ comments made by this year’s year 6. As a school we are keen to promote a passion for reading and over the summer holidays have invested in a variety of new books, including fiction and non-fiction, to go into our new library. We will also be continuing with the programme of improvements to our outdoor space. Additionally, we will work closely with the school council to develop the reward systems in school so all children feel that their achievements and successes are celebrated.
Finally, with her new responsibility as science coordinator, Mrs Blower is keen for us to take part in British Science week. This will take part during the week 13th-17th March 2017 and will include a variety of fascinating and engaging science investigations for the children to take part in.
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