What is ‘Pupil Voice’?

“Pupil voice is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils in order to improve their school”

 

At Mossbourne Parkside Academy, we believe in empowering all of our pupils and Pupil Voice is a proactive way of doing so.

The children meet with myself once a month, where we discuss items that the Head Girl and Head Boy bring to me. The Pupil Voice also has a fortnightly informal meeting run by the Head Girl and Head Boy, who are Year 6 pupils.

Each class has a Pupil Voice folder, which holds the minutes as well as a suggestion sheet for any class member to write down what they think will improve their school.

The children all received a badge from Mr Jackson to show that they are in Pupil Voice, which they wear with pride.

So far we have had suggestions of more lunchtime clubs (which we have implemented), improved toilet facilities for both boys and girls, and more play equipment for the playground & also the classrooms during wet play. The Pupil Voice played an active part in organising the ordering of this equipment.

Mrs Denise Foster