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Cloverlea Primary School

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Pupil Voice

Pupil voice at Cloverlea

A whole-school approach means listening to the voices of everyone in the school community. This includes children and young people as well as parents and carers, and school staff.


Children can offer unique perspectives on what it is like to be a pupil in our school; involving them in decision-making can create meaningful change and better academic outcomes, as well as facilitating a sense of empowerment and inclusion.


What is it and why is it important?

Pupil voice in schools means a whole-school commitment to listening to the views, wishes and experiences of all our children. It means placing value on what children tell school staff about their experiences.


Children need to be provided with meaningful opportunities to share their experiences, views and hopes about their school. Pupils need to know that it is safe and that it is important for them to express their views on what happens at our school. They need to know that what they say is valued and will be listened to and considered.


Please have a read through some documents highlighting recent research investigating pupils’ opinions and thoughts.