We’re happy at school!

Nearly 80 per cent of children who attend school in the Levenmouth area who took part in a recent survey feel happy at school.

Over 900 local pupils took part in the survey – as well as 259 parents – organised by the Fife Education and Learning Service.

Pupilwise, which was given to all P4 - P7 children, as well as a handful of S1-S6 pupils in Fife, asked questions relating to things such as feeling safe, staying healthy and active, feeling included and achieving results.

It also showed 88 per cent of children felt cared 
for and safe at school, 89 per cent thought school helped you to feel included and 93 per cent felt school helped them to make healthy life choices.

Speaking to councillors at the Levenmouth Area Committee meeting last week, education officer Jacqueline Price said the service were pleased with the results, but there were improvements which would have to be made.

“Overall, we had a really positive response, and Levenmouth was significantly 
more positive than the Fife average. But the big job for us now is to improve matters for our looked-after children. The survey showed they were consistently and significantly less positive than their peers, and increasingly so as they get older.”

Ms Price said findings would be shared between serveral groups and partners so that improvement planning could be put in place.