Hyde Church of England Primary School

Year 6 Leavers' Interviews

July 2018

Two of the school governors spent an interesting time talking with the Year 6 school leavers. Here is what they had to say about their time in Hyde School:

  1. The pupils had always felt safe in school and were well treated.
  2. The teachers were great fun and very helpful. Sometimes when needed they could be serious. Most lessons were exciting but sometimes maths and writing could be boring!
  3. They felt that the school values were generally followed. Co-operation was important when working together on problem solving. They acknowledged the importance of courage to keep going when things might be difficult and felt they could demonstrate independence in everyday lessons.
  4. When asked what could make the school better, they said “a sports hall”, but recognised that this wasn’t possible. Other ideas included marking out courts on the common and having netball/basketball hoops. Several people would like to see more laptops and science equipment.
  5. What would the pupils miss about the school? A resounding reply was their friends and the teachers and the lovely setting on the common. They were anxious about the size of their new schools and not knowing everyone’s names.
  6. When asked what advice they would give to new childrenthey replied….
    • Make the most of all your opportunities - time passes very fast.
    • Be kind and helpful to everyone in school.
    • Don’t be scared to ask for help.
    • Don’t be disappointed if you are not the ‘star of the week’ celebrate the other children’s success.
    • Most importantly BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE- BE YOURSELF.
  7. What things in school have made you most proud?
    • Success in cricket and netball competitions against much bigger schools.
    • Summer shows
    • Art work e.g. the rain forest.
  8. What have been your favourite subjects?
    • Science- I want to be a vet.
    • English-I have learnt so much and I love story writing.
    • English/Maths-we have such fun and learnt different ways of doing things.
    • PE-I love all games and PE
    • Music-I really love this.
    • And what don’t they like? SATS and Homework!
  9. All the pupils agreed that they had been well supported in their learning.
  10. Their future plans? Ideas ranged from becoming a dance teacher, a doctor, a vet, and an actress but no-one had considered becoming a school teacher!
  11. When asked about the strengths of the school the pupils were unanimous in saying it is a great school. They had valued the family environment and felt that there was always someone there for them. They loved the involvement of so many people and the great team work.

Finally, they wanted to express their appreciation for all the teachers and other staff and also to the governors for their support.

Well done to all the pupils in Year 6, we are proud of you all and wish you well in your new schools. Don’t forget to come back and see us again.


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