Pupil voice is heard primarily through the school council and prefects.
School council elections are held at the beginning of the Autumn term with two pupils being elected from each class (Years 2 – 6). Pupils within each class vote for candidates they think will be most suitable for the role. Prefects are selected from Year 6 pupils and are able to apply for the role themselves.
Both groups conduct regular assemblies to raise their profile in school. Both groups meet regularly to discuss and develop their own roles in school. Tasks such as lunchtime buddies, signposting pupils to support in school, sharing pupil voice, gathering opinions and ideas, peer coaching, and showing visitors and new pupils around school are some of the roles taken on by these pupils. Both groups also feed into planning and decisions regarding whole school
Other pupils also have specific responsibilities in school such as acting as play leaders and class responsibilities.
Pupil voice is also evident in the classroom through the use of Kagan and collaborative learning. All pupils are actively involved in these parts of the lessons and share their ideas with their partner, table, class and wider audience.