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School Council and Pupil Voice

School Council and Pupil Voice

Pupil Voice is an important and valued aspect of life at Boughton-under-Blean & Dunkirk School. The thoughts and opinions of the children are frequently sought and used to help with decision-making processes including staff recruitment, purchasing of new equipment and school improvement.

Every year, two children from each class are chosen through School Council elections to be the ‘voice’ of their class. The elected ‘reps’ attend regular meetings and lead class council sessions to discuss any issues arising.

Three times a year a ‘Pupil Voice’ letter is sent out to the parents with photos and comments from the children about their learning highlights from that term.

Every year each child writes a comment about their learning, reflecting on aspects such as what they are proud of, have enjoyed and need to improve on: this forms part of their interim report which is sent home to parents and carers mid year.

Some examples of how the children have contributed through Pupil Voice include:

  • homework survey
  • choosing the new playground climbing frame
  • playground improvements
  • fundraising activities
  • teaching and learning monitoring
  • reviewing the behaviour policy, systems and procedures
  • making bids to the school PTFA for funding to purchase items chosen by the children for the library, playground and classrooms

Boughton–under–Blean & Dunkirk Primary School is committed to the principles and procedures of safeguarding pupils.

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