2006-7 Great Barr School KS3 Pupil Questionnaire

So we can find out your feelings about school, please complete the following questionnaire. Please add your name and form at the beginning. (DO NOT press enter at any stage only use your mouse to tick the answers and submit your answers when you have finished)

Name


  1. I am usually happy at school
    True
    False


  1. My parents/carers help and advise me with my school work
    True
    False


  1. I often take part in school activities at lunchtime or after school
    True
    False


  1. Most of my teachers set homework regularly (each week)
    True
    False


  1. At home I have access to a computer to help me with my homework
    True
    False


  1. We have opportunities outside of lesson time to do extra learning activities or extra study
    True
    False


  1. Most things I work on in school are really interesting
    True
    False


  1. I intend to stay on in full-time education after I am 16
    True
    False


  1. Even when I am at school I sometimes deliberately miss lessons
    True
    False


  1. At home I have computer access to the Internet
    True
    False


  1. At home there are books (dictionaries, reference books, etc.) for me to read or look
    things up in.
    True
    False


  1. At home I have somewhere quiet to do my homework
    True
    False


  1. My teachers take time to discuss my progress with me, and advise me how I can
    improve my work
    True
    False


  1. Do your travel arrangements allow you time to take part in after-school activities?
    Yes
    No


  1. Of the schools that you could have gone to, is this the nearest one to your home?
    Yes
    No


  1. Would you prefer to have gone to a different school?
    Yes
    No


  1. Did you have an organised visit to the school before you joined as a pupil?
    Yes
    No


  1. Have you found it easy to make new friends since you came to the school?
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you feel safe when you are travelling to and from school?
    Yes
    No


  1. This school is a good school
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. When I use a computer in lessons, I learn more easily
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. Most of the time I do not want to go to school
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. Most of the teachers here are respected by the pupils
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. School work here is dull and boring
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. There are lots of activities (sport, drama, etc.) to take part in at lunchtime or after school
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. I learn more easily when the teacher uses an interactive whiteboard
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. Most teachers here treat the pupils with respect
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. This school is giving me a good education
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. School rules are fair and reasonable
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. Most teachers are good at keeping control in the classroom
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. Most teachers are very strict about pupils missing school without permission from school
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. I am happier in this school than I was in my primary/junior school
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. I like having different teachers for different subjects
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. It would be good to stay in the same room for most of my lessons
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. The work is harder in this school than it was in my primary school
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. I think I am getting on well at this school
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Not Sure
    Disagree
    Totally Disagree


  1. How important to you are the following?
    Attending a school close to your home
    Very important
    Quite important
    No opinion
    Not very important
    Not at all important


  1. Being rewarded for good work or behaviour
    Very important
    Quite important
    No opinion
    Not very important
    Not at all important


  1. Being able to give your views about the school (e.g. through a School Council)
    Very important
    Quite important
    No opinion
    Not very important
    Not at all important


  1. Learning about other cultures
    Very important
    Quite important
    No opinion
    Not very important
    Not at all important


  1. Having lots of opportunities to do sport and PE
    Very important
    Quite important
    No opinion
    Not very important
    Not at all important


  1. Going on cultural visits (e.g. to theatres and art galleries)
    Very important
    Quite important
    No opinion
    Not very important
    Not at all important


  1. Attending after-school clubs
    Very important
    Quite important
    No opinion
    Not very important
    Not at all important


  1. Do you feel that your school is better or worse than most schools?
    Much better
    Better
    About the same
    Not as good
    Much worse


  1. Do you think that your school buildings are better or worse than in most schools?
    Much better
    Better
    About the same
    Not as good
    Much worse


  1. Do you think that the facilities (sport, library, ICT, etc.) in this school are better or worse
    than in most schools?
    Much better
    Better
    About the same
    Not as good
    Much worse


  1. Do you think that Birmingham schools are better or worse than schools in the rest of
    England?
    Much better
    Better
    About the same
    Not as good
    Much worse


  1. How often do the teachers praise you when you have tried hard?
    Always
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. How often do other pupils make fun of people who work hard?
    Always
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. How often do you behave badly at school?
    Always
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. How often do you feel you can go to a teacher with a problem?
    Always
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. How often are other pupils so noisy in lessons that you find it difficult to work?
    Always
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. Do you think that bullying is a particular problem at your school?
    Always
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. Do you think that the teachers deal effectively with bullying?
    Always
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. Do you think that racism is a particular problem at your school?
    Always
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. How often do you have a teaching assistant (other adult) helping the teacher in lessons?
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. This term, how often have you missed school without permission from school?
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. How often do your parents/carers ask about what you are learning at school?
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. How often have you had a substitute teacher (someone who is not your normal teacher)
    to teach lessons this year?
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. How often do you do joint work (activities, lessons, projects) with pupils from other
    schools?
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. How often do travel problems cause you to be late for school?
    Often
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. How often do you use computers in your lessons to help you with your work?
    Every lesson
    Most lessons
    Sometimes
    Hardly ever
    Never


  1. How often do you have books and resources (worksheets, notes, etc.) to take home to
    help you do your homework?
    Every lesson
    Most lessons
    Sometimes
    Hardly ever
    Never


  1. How often do the teachers explain clearly what you are supposed to learn in the lesson?
    Every lesson
    Most lessons
    Sometimes
    Hardly ever
    Never


  1. How often do pupils at your school try to disrupt lessons?
    Every day
    Every week
    Sometimes
    Hardly ever
    Never


  1. How often have you been bullied by other pupils this term?
    Every day
    Every week
    Sometimes
    Hardly ever
    Never


  1. How often have you seen other pupils bullied this term?
    Every day
    Every week
    Sometimes
    Hardly ever
    Never


  1. How many teachers have you got on well with this year?
    All
    Most
    Some
    Few
    None


  1. How many of your teachers do you think are good teachers?
    All
    Most
    Some
    Few
    None


  1. How many of your teachers are good at dealing with bad behaviour in class or around the
    school?
    All
    Most
    Some
    Few
    None


  1. How would you describe your abilities as a student?
    Very good
    Quite good
    Average
    Below average
    Poor


  1. Do your parents/carers come to school?(Tick all that apply)
    for parents' evenings
    to help out in the classroom
    for social events
    because you are having problems at school


  1. With most teachers the discipline here is:
    too strict
    just about right
    not strict enough


  1. How do you usually get to and from school? (mark all that apply)
    On foot
    On a bicycle
    On public transport
    By car


  1. On average, how long does it take you to get to school each morning?
    less than 15 minutes
    15 to 30 minutes
    31 to 45 minutes
    46 minutes to an hour
    more than an hour