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Pupil Voice

Pupil voice.

The children in our school are the most important people! As such, they have lots of opportunities to share their thoughts on school issues - both formally and informally. Mrs. Marcer’s door is always open for both children and adults!

We aim to gain pupils’ views and involve them in decision-making so that they are active participants in their own education.

For example:


  • Pupils use traffic lights to tell the teachers when they need extra help or challenge with their learning.
  • Pupils are involved in target setting.
  • Teachers seek pupils’ views on what makes a good lesson.
  • Each classroom has a ‘worry’ box so that if pupils feel worried about anything they feel unable to speak directly to the teacher about, they can write it down and post it or request to see our Learning Mentor.
  • The pupils choose the school’s New Year’s resolutions.
  • Each term, pupils decide on a charity for fund-raising events.
  • Subject leaders seek pupils’ views on all subjects of the curriculum.
  • The school council meet weekly to help make decisions about our school to make it even better.
  • Pupils are involved in making decisions about indoor and outdoor play equipment.
  • Annually, the school governors seek pupils’ views via a questionnaire.

Growing young minds: a great place to enjoy learning!