How to share Student Pulse data

A great way to generate buy in for Pulse is to show students and staff that their feedback is being used in a meaningful way.

We recommend that Wellbeing data be accessed weekly, and all help requests or other concerns should be actioned promptly. Experience data can be reviewed less often, though ideally it should be at least monthly. From here, you may decide which (if not all) trends you would like to share with your students and staff (it may be different).

You can share this information with students in a number of ways:

  • During assembly or year group meetings
  • Giving talking points to teachers to go through in class
  • Electronically via email, on a virtual noticeboard or through a newsletter

We recommend sharing Pulse insights such as:

  • Sharing what’s been going well this week
  • What’s improved since the previous week
  • What the school might aim to improve on
  • A recommended resource for the week

From that point, you may collect ideas from your students about how they think the school can address opportunities for improvement. This can be done:

  • In class, brainstorming on the whiteboard
  • Electronically, inviting students to email their ideas or post on a notice board
  • Leaving notes in a suggestions box
  • Any other way you communicate with your students

Consider discussing the trends (and student / leadership ideas) at staff meetings and open dialogue there as well.

From here, action plans can be formulated and communicated on a continuous basis. It is important to keep sharing the data and plans even after the initial brainstorming so that stakeholder voices are utilised in an authentic way.


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