Pupils

Child culture

The perceptions, values and social practices of children, for instance, developing in the playground or community which can affect friendship and social adjustment to school.

Child perspectives on curriculum

Young primary aged children like to express themselves through play, artistic media and activity.

Child perspectives on teachers

Children often think of whether teachers are `strict' or `soft', whether they are `fair' and whether they are 'kind'. Children also watch carefully for teacher mood so that they can predict what the teacher might do next.

Child perspectives on assessment

Children who are confident often welcome assessment, particularly if a teacher offers praise. Children who feel more vulnerable tend to feel uneasy about it, particularly in public situations.

Children's rights in school

Some primary schools include Pupils' Councils to allow children the opportunity to voice their opinions about school rules and regulations.