Thursday, 12 February 2015

Going through initial questionnaire results with SARs

I'm in a bit of a hurry, but I want to acknowledge some of the things that came up in my meeting today:

- distributed initial pie charts with data from Y8 and Y11 questionnaire
- asked students to look for anything interesting that caught their eye
- students pointed out key differences between Y8 and Y11 emotional reactions to feedback; noticed similarities in some places
- they felt that Y11s were more mature, which accounted for less emotional responses to feedback
- they felt that Y11s valued grades more than comments because they have higher stakes - the results help them make progress for importance GCSEs whereas Y8 don't have the same high stakes
- wanted to question the 'Ofsted' student - felt that it would be wrong to exclude this student's voice - specifically stated that it wouldn't be ethical and it would show bias in the result if we only consulted the students who 'praised' feedback or said 'what the teacher wants to hear' about feedback