At John Burns Primary School, we value the views of our pupils as much as we do parents and staff.
We believe pupils benefit hugely from active participation within the school community.
We teach them that their views are important and empower them to influence and inform decisions that affect their lives.
Some of the benefits of involving children and young people in decision-making are:
- it encourages pupils to become active participants in a democratic society - developing skills such as co-operation and communication and encourage them to take responsibility.
- it contributes to achievement and attainment - young people involved in participative work benefit in a range of different ways. Increased confidence, self-respect, competence and an improved sense of responsibility have all been reported by young people who contribute in school. This can also increase motivation and engagement within learning.
Pupils have the opportunity to participate both formally and informally.
Year 4 - Golden Hinde Pupil Survey - June 2022
In June 2022, we surveyed Year 4 pupils about their overnight stay on the Golden Hinde.
KS2 Science Survey - May 2022
In May 2022, we surveyed KS2 pupils about their attitudes towards science.
Pupil Settling-In Survey - March 2021
In March 2021, we surveyed pupils in Year 1 - Year 6 about their views on being back in school since reopening.
Pupil Settling-In Survey - October 2020
In October 2020, we surveyed pupils in Year 1 - Year 6 about their views and opinions on the changes to school routines since reopening, as well as how well they have settled back at school.