Pupil conference questions were formed by both Teachers and TA’s from our Primary school, following the scrutiny of the data provided by the PASS Tests. This is an important step as it makes it specific to our school and the children’s experience. The conferencing took place in an informal atmosphere (with essential drinks and cookies) and the children certainly got in to the swing of things, being relaxed, open and very articulate about their life at NAIS Manila.
Whilst it is clear to see how much the children enjoy their school life (please see the main highlights for the children below), by conferencing a range of children it allows us to pick up on trends and generate discussions that individual conversations may not allow.
Highlights/themes from the 12 children conferenced:
How safe and cared for they feel at school
All children were able to speak about (some even naming) the adults that they could speak with if they had a problem at school
The strong attachment that they have with both their class teacher and TA
How much they enjoy the opportunity to represent the school (either through sports, academic competitions or Global Campus)
The ‘off timetable’ opportunities that enrich their experience (Roald Dahl Day, International Day, Global Campus)
Their understanding of how assessment improves their learning – all of the children talked about the pink/green used in marking their books
The pupil conferencing was a hugely positive experience for all involved, and it also provided some food for thought and some areas that we will look to explore with staff over the coming weeks, as we continue to look for ways to develop.
Head of Primary