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"The Zookeeper Will Keep All The Animals Safe"

Pupil Perspectives on School Safety

Emma Harper
(PGCE Primary, 2012-2013)



Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare ought to be top priorities of schools in this country if learning is to take place (Chaplain, 2003). This project explores Year 1 children’s perception of safety at school and the elements that influence these perceptions including the role of the teacher, peers and the learning environment. The participants of the study were from a rural primary school in the UK, aged 5-6 years who partook in a class circle time, a questionnaire and a semi-structured interview. The key findings suggest that Year 1 children believe safety at school is important and regard the teacher as having a central responsibility in this area.

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The full paper is available for download as a pdf file: [pdf] 047-080-harpere

Citation: Harper E.L.(2014) .“The Zookeeper Will Keep All The Animals Safe” Pupil Perspectives on School Safety' Journal of Trainee Teacher Educational Research, Volume 5 pp. 047-080 (Downloaded from, [date of access])