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We will be trustworthy, honest, polite and speak respectfully. We will treat everybody equally and let everyone feel they belong to our school family. We will act, play and move around the school safely showing care and consideration to one another keeping hands, feet and hurtful words to ourselves. We will care for each other, materials, equipment, property and our environment. We will follow directions given by staff first time. We will tell a member of staff if we are worried, upset, hurt or bullied. We will wear the correct uniform.
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What is Pupil voice?


Pupil participation is about developing a culture in schools where all children and young people have a voice and have the opportunity to play an active role in decisions that affect their learning and well-being, as set out in Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Although having an active school council is an essential part of this approach, it is only one aspect.
Pupil participation should happen in a variety of ways and at different levels of school life. Some of these are:


  • As part of teaching and learning;
  • Processes such as circle-time, focus groups, and consultations;
  • Participatory groups such as the school council, eco-committee, healthy schools and peer mentors;
  • Having structures in place so that all pupils can be involved in decision-making, including those with additional learning needs;
  • Using the National Participation Standards;


On this section of the site you can download examples of possible structures for how a participative school may look and a PowerPoint presentation explaining pupil participation in context. You will also find here links to other areas which can help you to develop a participative school.