Mathematics Baraza 24th November
Students really like working in groups and also enjoy paired work
Students feel that the level of challenge is right in lessons and they like the different 1* 2* and 3* questions.
Although students felt that tests were OK they didn’t enjoy doing the tests at the beginning of topics
Response: the pre-tests are important for teachers as they inform planning lessons as they show the teacher what students already know and what they don’t know. It also helps students see what progress they have made.
Sometimes in lessons the whole topic isn’t covered
Response: teachers need to check the progress of students and there are occasions where the class needs to spend more time on particular area rather than moving further forward.
Students felt that they are set too much maths homework
Response: Homework is set as per the school policy and students should expect it regularly as maths is taught more often than some other subjects. It is often short tasks set frequently
PE Baraza 15th January
Students have enjoyed playing 4 base and would like to have integrate competitions this term.
Response: We are really pleased that you have enjoyed this new activity
Action: Intergate competitions now planned for before Easter
They would like more sports activities in OOSHL
Response: More activities have been added so that there is now Girls football, Hockey, CCFC and Coventry Bears activities in OOSHL. There are also a limit to spaces in the winter so more will follow as we can use the outdoor spaces in the Spring
Students would like double lessons
Response: We will look at how possible this will be for next year
Students asked to use the PE facilities at break and lunchtime.
Response: This would need to be staffed which isn’t currently possible. This could be looked at again next year.
They have enjoyed the fixtures they have had this term and would like to have more.
Response: More fixtures are planned for after half term for both girls and boys. This included basketball for the first time.
Humanities Baraza 27th Jan
Students really like the trips offered such as Warwick Castle and the Houses of Parliament. They would like to be offered RE and Geography trips.
Response: This will be discussed at Department meetings and we will look at offering more trips next term
Some students felt that they wanted more feedback about their work
Response: Teachers will be asked to think about using a wider range of feedback including verbal feedback in lessons to give students a quicker response
Would it be possible to study some wider issues in Humanities such as marine life in Geography and Incas and Mayan history?
Response: Links could be put on FROG so that students can investigate these further.
n PSHE students would like to explore crime and law
Response: As the curriculum for the new year is planned we could include more time on these topics
In RE students asked if they could study the religions in one specific country.
Response: This is an interesting idea and will be discussed further in the Department meetings.
D&T and Art Baraza 29th January
In Art students asked to have more time in lessons to work independently
Response: Teachers will be asked to plan for this to happen so that there is more development time available
Students asked if they could listen to music in lessons
Response: Music could be played whilst students were working but headphones weren’t to be used
Food technology is really liked and students enjoy cooking
Could they do more building design and architecture in D&T?
Response: We can discuss this and see where it could fit within the curriculum
Practical activities are really popular and students are keen to use the lazer cutter and also make more items
Response: More practical activities are becoming possible now we have a technician and also equipment being added to the D&T room