Interesting point TalkinPeace2. I guess it's something that can very in level and vary in its effect on students. Your guys are obviously still learning despite the distractions whereas as others might not be. Sounds like your lot are savvy enough to know exactly how much work they need to do and exactly what they can get away with. In another scenario, will very disruptive students be removed from class or will they be left to disrupt a whole lesson? This is going to depend on the school.
Niceweather Classroom disruption - tricky - DD is always regaling me with tales of the stupidity that goes on in her classes - and I've seen the FB videos and pictures. Problem is that these are top sets in a tres tres MC comp - 100% RG students and a right bunch of PITA teenagers they are too !!!!
Class size. Setting structure. Breadth of curiculum. Amount of HW. Provision for SN. Provision for G&T Discipline procedure Academic expectation Communication systems Availability of teachers to discuss issues with parents Speed of response to a parent communication Leadership of the school Facilities for sports/music/drama/art Availibility and cost of school transport Breadth of extra curricular activities on offer Bullying policy What's the food like.
Does your child's teacher understand your child? Does the head-teacher know your child's name? Would you know how to/who to approach with an academic problem/a problem at home/a problem with other children? Will you be sad when your child leaves? Is your child happy to go to school? Do you know what your child is learning? Is your child given tasks appropriate to her level of understanding and abiliy
Opinion of Head Teacher Aspirations for the individual pupil Ability to advance the able student Ability to advance the struggling student Ability to deal with SEN Ability to deal with bullying/social issues Ability to provide discipline within lessons Ability to communicate effectively with parents Pastoral care Facilities Breadth of subjects available After-school provision Extras Is your child happy? Is your child meeting their academic potential? Is your child supported? Are your worries listened to and responded to? Would you recommend the school to prospective parents?
If you were going to survey the parents in your school to ask them what they thought of it and you didn't want to exceed 30 questions and wanted to rank them Excellent, Good, Average, Poor, Unsatisfactory (so five choices), what 10 questions would you ask? Eg:
- Facilities - Location - Curriculum - Pastoral care - Communication with parents