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Education Support Centre

Student Surveys 2017-18

Year 11 students are surveyed annually, below are the responses from the 2017-18 cohort

Question

Strongly Agree

Agree

Total

I was made to feel welcome when I started at the Centre

33%

63%

96%

I feel that staff make time to listen to me

29%

38%

67%

Staff at the Centre treat me with respect

33%

50%

83%

I feel that any problems that arise are dealt with fairly

14%

42%

56%

I feel that I receive good support from the Centre

29%

50%

79%

I feel that I am on the right course for me

38%

42%

80%

I think I work harder at the Centre and make better progress than I did at my mainstream school

29%

42%

71%

I feel that my lessons are well taught

17%

63%

80%

I am given feedback that helps me improve

8%

63%

71%

Bullying is not a big problem at the Centre

33%

50%

83%

I enjoy being involved in the activities provided by the Centre

50%

33%

83%

The Centre encourages me to follow a healthy lifestyle

29%

42%

71%

The Centre is preparing me well for my future

33%

54%

87%

The Centre gives me good careers advice and information

29%

50%

79%

I am encouraged to use technology to support my learning.

29%

42%

71%

Please describe a classroom or area of the Centre that you particularly like and say why

  • Catering because you get to cook and eat - BC
  • Catering kitchen - BC
  • I like the social area where we have break because I can chat with friends - BC
  • Social area at break or hair and beauty or doing hair as this is what I like do the most - BC
  • Hair and Beauty class - BC
  • I like the kitchen, because I love cooking - BC
  • Kitchen as I get to cook and not doing boring stuff – BC
  • Construction room as I am very keen on the subject - BC
  • Music room and Construction room – both chilled out areas – BC
  • I like the garage at BP because it a calm environment and fun – BP
  • Lounge, calm area - BP
  • PE, as we get to leave the Centre -BP
  • Science is fun – BP
  • Science room as it’s a nice open space – BP
  • The little library because you can have a 1-1 if you have a problem – BP
  • Sitting in the library – BP
  • I like Mechanics because you get to build and fix cars – BP
  • The driveway, as I can get to chat with staff – BP

 

What do you like best about the Centre

  • It is more chilled than mainstream - BC
  • Catering - BC
  • I can speak to the staff - BC
  • Seeing friend’s and when no one annoys me so I am in a good mood - BC
  • Finish early - BC
  • Not as strict - BC
  • No uniform - BC
  • That there are not a lot of people - BC
  • PE - BC
  • Some teachers are good at getting on a level with students – BC
  • Shorter hours and no uniform – BC
  • The staff are friendly – BC
  • Staff listen to you – BP
  • Activities – BP
  • The physical parts – BP
  • BTECH – BP
  • Trips, smaller classes – BP
  • Everyone helps each other – BP
  • The staff – BP
  • Right Trax – BP
  • Mechanics - BP
  • The opportunities – BP
  • The way staff help us if we have an issue

What could the Centre do to improve?

  • Let us have a longer break time - BC
  • I have toast and sandwiches as an option at break time - BC
  • Let us have toast on a Wednesday – BC
  • For all the staff to be on the same level – BC
  • Give
  • New minibuses - BC
  • New computers and new speakers in every class – BC
  • Give us a better chance of an education or try to get some of us that actually want a future to get back into mainstream – BP
  • Make it bigger – BP
  • Better music for the minibus - BP