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Pupil Participation at Mount Pleasant Primary

Older pupils develop very good decision-making skills through the work of the several pupil participation groups, such as the pupil research group (ESTYN, 2013, p.5)

As a result of their high level of involvement in and commitment to these activities, pupils are confident and communicate well (ESTYN, 2013, p.5).

Many pupils work well independently and evaluate effectively their own work and that of others (ESTYN, 2013, p.6).

Attendance rates have been consistently high for the last five years and the school is in the top 25% for attendance when compared with similar schools. Pupils' overall rates of attendance are above the average for the family, local authority and Wales. Nearly all pupils are punctual (ESTYN, 2013, p.7). 


Pupils have a deep understanding of the reasons for re-using materials and conserving energy. Awareness of the need to protect their environment permeates everyday life in the school. Pupils are involved in a wide range of activities, such as recycling spectacles, clothes, paper and plastic, energy conservation and in developing the school grounds to attract wildlife (ESTYN, 2013, p.6). 


The teaching provides very regular opportunities, particularly for older pupils, to be self-critical and to feel that they have responsibilities for their own learning (ESTYN, 2013, p.7). regularly the targets for improvement in pupils' learning and to identify which pupils need additional support or challenge. Many older pupils know and talk knowledgeably about their individual targets (ESTYN, 2013, p.7). 

In the best examples, older pupils are encouraged to make judgements about their own learning and realistically review the learning of others (ESTYN, 2013, p.7).

Clear strategies for monitoring attendance have been effective in raising the attendance level for all pupils (ESTYN, 2013, p.7).

There is excellent provision for the awareness of ecological issues (ESTYN, 2013, p.9).

...pupils...have a voice in judging the quality of education the school provides (ESTYN, 2013, p.9).