We are very proud to report on the following headlines from our student survey, which all students had the opportunity to complete in December.

86% of students feel proud to be a student at Lister Community School. Their reasons for feeling proud can be summarised as follows:

  • The inclusive, friendly, diverse nature of the school community.
  • The House system and staff who support them pastorally.
  • The excellent teaching and academic support given.
  • The high expectations and very good exam outcomes.
  • The opportunities given to students, eg. careers education, free music lessons, roles and responsibilities such as Senior student or ABA.
90% of students feel completely safe at school.Their reasons for feeling safe can be summarised as follows:

  • Staff are helpful and caring and will do everything they can to help.
  • Students know who they can talk to if they have a problem.
  • Students are given guidance on staying safe in PHSE and Computing and on Super Learning Days.
  • The anti-bullying ambassadors provide another way for students to report any issues.
97% of students are clear about the behaviour that Lister expects of them.Their reasons for feeling positive about behaviour and rewards can be summarised as follows:

  • The rules and expectations about behaviour are very clear.
  • Students have the opportunity to earn praises, merits and go on character award trips.
  • Students know how to behave and are complimented for good behaviour.
92% of students feel they are challenged enough in lessons and 91% of them feel they are given opportunities to be independent.Their reasons for feeling positive about learning and curriculum can be summarised as follows:

  • The teachers give a lot of help to students.
  • The teachers encourage student independence and give students challenging tasks.
  • Homework can help students improve their progress.
  • The PSHE curriculum allows students to learn valuable things.
  • The Library helps students develop their reading skills.
  • Students are given useful feedback to help me progress.

Based on feedback, our student parliament will be working on the following areas in their committees, in order to continue using student voice to improve the school.

  • Encouraging more students to attend clubs and enrichment activities.
  • Ensuring anti-bullying messages – and steps for reporting bullying – are successfully reaching students.
  • Improving student respect for the school building – treatment of the toilets, chewing gum, litter and graffiti.
  • Ensuring all students understand fully the value of reading – even in year 11.

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