Pupil Voice @ CPS
We value our children having a voice and we use a number of strategies to obtain their views. This includes:
- School Council
- Children taking part in discussions about our school with visitors
- Subject surveys
- Pupil Voice during learning walks i.e. children talking about learning
- Pupil Voice about playtimes, lunches i.e. how we can make these the best they can possibly be
Why do we have a School Council?
Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils.
The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run.
The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made within school.
Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School Council?
We have a School Council with boys and girls representing their fellow pupils from Year 1 to Year 6.
Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected.
The members then elect a Chair, an Assistant Chair and a Secretary.
Pupil Voice and our LLP (Leadership and Learning Partner)
During a recent meeting with our LLP, children from Y1-Y6 were asked about their experiences and learning during lockdown. They were able to tell us that:
- they felt supported and challenged
- they enjoyed continuing to work with their own class teacher whilst maintaining a degree of interaction with other pupils in their class
- they continued to feel positive about their learning experiences
- their teachers let them know how they were doing and were able to help them when needed
- learning between home and school was 'the same'
- they enjoyed the video lessons as they could pause the teacher!