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!

Here at St George's Primary School we pride ourselves on giving our pupils the opportunity to be heard by giving them a voice. The term voice refers to ways of listening to the views of St George's pupils. The views of our pupils are imperative to the safe and happy environment in which they learn.

In our school hall, at Top Site, a display showcases some of the ways in which our children have shaped our school.

There are many ways in which all pupils are given a chance to share their ideas, opinions and concerns on a regular basis during a typical school day. These include:

  • Responding to feedback
  • Group/paired activities
  • Peer/self-marking
  • Circle time
  • Classroom roles and responsibilities
  • Sharing ideas and suggestions with a member of the School Council
  • Or quite simply by speaking out

More specifically children can volunteer for or take part in, a number of specific roles/activities in school such as:

  • Pupil interviews      
  • Class assemblies
  • Festive/charity/community events
  • Sporting competitions
  • Classroom roles and responsibilities

A number of roles/responsibilities are undertaken for the full year and pupils are elected by their class peers. These roles last for the year and are timetabled to ensure that the elected pupils regularly meet in order to represent their classes. Each half term, their meetings and activities are timetabled to allow adults involved to address and action issues, ideas and concerns. There may be other times such as assemblies when groups present their work to the rest of school. 

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