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Pupil Voice

Pupil voice

The term ‘pupil voice’ refers to ways of listening to the views of pupils and/or involving them in decision-making. You may also hear the expressions ‘learner voice’ or ‘consulting pupils’.

A feature of effective leadership is engaging pupils as active participants in their education and in making a positive contribution to their school and local community.

Why involve children and young people?

Some of the benefits of involving children and young people in decision making are:

It encourages pupils to become active participants in a democratic society - by holding youth parliaments and school councils which develop skills such as co-operation and communication and encourage them to take responsibility.

It contributes to achievement and attainment - young people involved in participative work benefit in a range of different ways. Increased confidence, self-respect, competence and an improved sense of responsibility have all been reported by young people who contribute in school. Schools also report increased motivation and engagement with learning.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/437241/Listening_to_and_involving_children_and_young_people.pdf

Pupil Voice at NCPS

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Some of the ways we exercise pupil voice at North Crescent Primary School

 

Our pupils use a range of methods to share their views and opinions: in out-door areas; in classrooms; in their books; in extra-curricular clubs; daily assembly.

 

Pupils are taught verbal and non-verbal means to communicate including:

  •  self and peer assessment of understanding and progress
  • emotional well-being and state, is being taught through Zones of Regulation and opportunities (formal and informal) for PSHE
  • elected pupils have been selected as Junior Governors, Sports Ambassadors and Eco-Warriors
  • regularly updated notices on display for clubs, events and break times
  • adapting events and environments to suit pupils, staff and visitors
  • ensuring learning environments, including the website, are safe, stimulating and functional, which represents contributions from all of our pupils
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