What to use pupil surveys for
Surveys help you involve pupils in decisions
The Governance Handbook says that schools should consider the views of pupils in decision-making. This is called 'pupil voice' (see pages 114 and 115).
Use pupil voice to:
- Support your consideration of a specific decision – for example, new playground equipment
- Understand pupils' opinions about the school as a whole, which will help you with your strategic vision
Surveys provide data to inform your monitoring
Surveys can help you monitor areas that really impact on pupils' experiences of life in your school, such as teaching and learning, your school's approach to behaviour or your equality objectives.
They'll also help you to assess whether your school is meeting objectives on how pupils feel about being in school, such as feeling supported with problems, happy or