English Student Views

Children and young people can offer unique perspectives on what it is like to be a student at their school. At Boldon School, we value the views of our students, involving them in decision-making, helping to shape our curriculum, as well as facilitating a sense of empowerment and inclusion.

We have a whole-school commitment to listening to the views, wishes and experiences of all children and young people. It means placing value on what children and young people tell school staff about their experiences. This is of particular importance across each subject area. We try to promote meaningful opportunities to share their experiences, views and hopes about their school. To build a safe environment, better relationships across the whole school community and empower students with the knowledge that what they say is valued and will be listened to and considered.

We are proud to hear their views about our curriculum, teachers and the learning environment we create:

I really enjoy going to my English Lessons. The teachers are always helpful and feel like I always learn something new.


Year 7

I always find lessons fun and interactive with plenty of opportunity to work with my friends and learn something new.


Year 8

I like that we read a harder book in year 9, it makes me feel challenged and ready for anything. My teacher always makes me feel supported and I never worry about asking for help.


Year 9

Some parts of GCSE English are really hard but I always feel like I can do it as my teacher makes me feel really important. In English, my questions are always answered and I feel valued.


Year 10

English teachers have always pushed me to work to my full potential and I like that only my best will do. I always feel I can achieve my best when I am working alongside my peers and teacher. I always apply myself in English.


Year 11