RESULTS  EUROPEAN QUESTIONLIST ABOUTH SAFETY IN THE  SCHOOL

                                                                                  o.b.s. Beatrixschool Haarlem           december 2004                     

Questions

(at parents, my children instead of I)

 

percentages

--        no    -

percentages

+    yes ++

1. I feel safe enough at school to: Be who I am, To be open about my religion, To give my opinion, To choose and to do what I want

 

 

 

 

 

Negative at pupils: religion , give my opinion, to choose

Gr.6(9-10)

0

10

57

33

 

Gr.7(10-11)

0

9

47

38

 

Gr.8(11-12)

0

3

54

43

 

gr.6-7-8

0

7

53

40

Negative at parents: To choose and to do what I want (1x)

parents

0

3

60

37

2. I feel safe: in my classroom, in the school building, in the other school rooms, in the playground, in the neighbourhood of the school, travelling to and from school.                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

Negative at pupils.: playground, neighbourhood, other schoolrooms

Gr.6(9-10)

0

7

67

26

 

Gr.7(10-11)

0

10

45

45

 

Gr.8(11-12)

0

12

55

33

 

gr.6-7-8

0

10

58

32

Negative at parents: neigbourhood(1x)

parents

0

3

55

42

3. I feel safe because the school: pays attention to the school rules, helps in a good way

tackles bullying and violence in a good way, tackles discrimination

 

 

 

 

 

Negative at pupils.: pays attention to the school rules, helps in a good way when you ask for it,

Gr.6(9-10)

0

20

50

30

tackles bullying and violence in a good way,

Gr.7(10-11)

3

6

48

43

 

Gr.8(11-12)

0

20

60

20

 

gr.6-7-8

1

15

53

31

Negative at parents: tackles bullying and violence in a good way, (3x) helps in a good (2x)

parents

0

6

56

38

4. I feel unsafe in school because of: pupils, teachers, other people working at school, pupils from other schools

 

 

 

 

 

Negative at pupils.: pupils, pupils from other schools

Gr.6(9-10)

35

50

15

0

 

Gr.7(10-11)

50

35

9

6

 

Gr.8(11-12)

60

25

10

5

 

gr.6-7-8

38

37

11

4

Negative at parents: pupils, pupils from other schools 3 till 4 x

parents

40

46

10

4

Questions

(at parents, my children instead of I)

 

percentages

--        no     -

percentages

+    yes ++

5. I feel unsafe at school because of: abusing, calling names, threatening by words, breaking or stealing my things, excluding (counting out), bullying, violence (beating and kicking), threatening  with a weapon, discrimination, sexual violence (with looking, words or    touching)

 

 

 

 

 

Negative at pupils: calling names, bullying, violence (beating and kicking), threatening  with a

Gr.6(9-10)

35

35

30

0

weapon?)

Gr.7(10-11)

50

38

12

0

 

Gr.8(11-12)

45

40

10

5

Negative at parents: threatening by words, violence (beating and kicking), ( 3 till 5x)

gr.6-7-8

42

38

18

2

excluding (counting out), bullying (2x)

parents

48

43

6

3

6. At school I am discriminated and bullied: because at how I look, because of what I can do well or not, because of my ancestry,               because of the way I speak and write, because I am a boy or a girl

 

 

 

 

 

Negative at pupils: because at how I look

Gr.6(9-10)

85

12

3

0

 

Gr.7(10-11)

60

34

6

0

 

Gr.8(11-12)

65

30

5

0

 

gr.6-7-8

70

25

5

0

Negative at parents: because at how I look, because of what I can do well or not,

parents

63

31

6

0

7. For otbers I make it unsafe at school by: abusing, threatening with words, breaking or stealing things, excluding, bullying, violence, threatening, discrimination, sexual violence

 

 

 

 

 

Negative at pupils: none

Gr.6(9-10)

85

12

3

0

 

Gr.7(10-11)

70

27

3

0

 

Gr.8(11-12)

70

30

0

0

 

gr.6-7-8

75

23

2

0

8. For others I make it safe or pleasant at school by: respecting others for who they are,being kind and thought-ful,following school and class rules,  being aware of safety issues, good relationship with other  children and staff

 

 

 

 

 

Negative at pupils: none

Gr.6(9-10)

0

3

40

57

 

Gr.7(10-11)

0

0

50

50

 

Gr.8(11-12)

0

0

65

35

 

gr.6-7-8

0

1

52

47

 

Questions

(at parents, my children instead of I)

 

 

no

percentages yes

      ±            +          ++

9. The atmosphere in the class: in our class you can be yourself safely, children respect each other, when you do something well, you get compliments, nobody gets something from you without asking, it is normal to ask questions and to criticize in a helpful way

 

 

 

 

 

Negative at pupils:

Gr.6(9-10)

0

20

50

30

 

Gr.7(10-11)

6

20

40

34

 

Gr.8(11-12)

3

35

50

12

 

gr.6-7-8

3

25

47

25

Negative at parents: respect (4x), questions and critic (2x)

parents

3

6

41

50

10. With fights and bullying: , you can say NO or STOP IT, other children say STOP, they really do stop,

they really do stop, you can go for help from the teacher, fights without violence.

 

 

 

 

 

Negative at pupils:When you yes or no say, they stop

Gr.6(9-10)

3

37

30

30

 

Gr.7(10-11)

15

30

40

15

 

Gr.8(11-12)

5

35

45

15

 

gr.6-7-8

8

34

38

20

 

-          At the parents and the separate groups is  3% about 1 pupil or parent. The groups together 6-7-8  is correct with the number of pupils.

-          At question 8 and 9 there is no score for the parents. It was not in the list for questions of parents.

-          At question 9 en 10 there is  no - - score (score 0). Instead of it there is a  ± score.

-          Question 4 is sometimes not filled in correctly by the negative answer

 


 

Notes at the results of the answers of parents

 

1. What types of inappropriate behaviour or safety issues are of the greatest concern for our school?

-          Unsafety feeling of the younger kindergardenchildren by yhe older kindergardenchildren.

-          aggression (xxxx)

-          crowded corridors

-          tease (xxxxx)

-          traffic situation (xxxxx)

-          don't join in the games  (xx)

-          laughing at saing something wrong

-          behavior of other persons, drop-outs (xx)

-          number of pupils in the class (xx)

-          destroying (xx)

-          behaviour of some pupils

-          behaviour of parents

 

  1. 2. What do you feel the teachers would say were the most common problems that they have related to safety in your child’s school?

In the classroom

-          no respect (xxx)

-          no listening

-          tease (xxxxx)

-          fire (xx)

-          threat among pupils

-          number of pupils in the class (xx)

-          Toomany people in too small space

-          By stir few contacts

 

Outside the classroom

-          No respect (xxx)

-          Drop-outs (xx)

-          Tease (xxxx)

-          Accidents at the playground

-          Fighting at the playground

-          escape-route  in case of fire

-          judge too quick about children by teachers

-          preventive programm for social-emotional programm

-          destroying (xx)

-          steal

-          Exclusion

-          Physic violence

-          New playset

-          Too big school

 

 

3. What do you feel is the most common problem related to pupil behaviour or safety?

-          tease (xxxx)

-          violence and be quarrelling

-          no respect for the teachers (xx)

-          rules and values

 

4. When you come to school during evenings (for meetings, or to talk with the teachers) do you feel safe? Can you explain why or why not?

-          Drop-outs (xxxxx)

-          Too dark (xxx)

5. Can you give any solutions for the safetyproblems from above?

-          Talk to drop-outs (x)

-          More illumination (xxxxxx)

-          More escape doors

-          Talk about tease in the class

-          More accompaniment

            issue a prohibition of unauthorized people

6. How do you think your child helps to make school a safe and pleasant place?

 

-          Solving problems by consult

-          make mention of tease (school and parents) (xx)

-          No tease or laugh at, being helpfull (xx)

-          Showing respect (xx)

-          Good communication

-          Collective cleaning

-          Don't judge to quick

-          Keeping rules

-          prohibition of unauthorized people on the playground

-       open to discussion for problems

-          Show rules and values

 

 

 

7. Are you willing to talk about safety matters as above with the headteacher or other staffmember? If so, will you please write your name here.

 

Peter Hoogeveen  Tanja Wilhelm  Fredriek Voskem Inez Krol H.E. Groeneveld
Conclusion:

 

On the whole the feeling of safety in the class and school  is properly by the pupils and the parents. The pupils and parents are on the whole positive and particular teh pupils are very positive about themselves. In spite of the low response of parents are the percentages near the percentages of the pupils. We must take attention for the next subjects

-          Have resepect for an other opinion

-          Take measures at agression in the school and also on the playground.

-          To give more the feeling, that the teacher can help you

-          Help structurally at teasing, excluding

-           

 

In pursuance of the reactions of parents at the lose questions we have attention for and probably solutions for:

- illumination round the school and playground  (1 lamp repaired), agression on and round the playground, traffic situation, parking, respect-rules-values.

With some problems we must learn to handle with the parkingproblem, de drop-outs, the number of pupils, the quiet surrounding.

 

By a modest safety plan with a teasing protocol for the Beatrixschool can tribute to a safe feeling.

Thanks to all the pupils  and parents for  forming the investigation. Our results we shall compare the results of the schools in England, Czech, Rumenia and Italy.

 

Ingrid Luntz-Slooten en Jan van Leeuwen