The children in our school are the most important visitors. As such, they have lots of opportunities to share their thoughts on school issues – both formally and informally and their voice helps steer the improvements made on their behalf.
At St Helen's, we believe that all our pupils should have the opportunity to share their pupil voice. We aim to do this in a number of ways:
- The school council plays a big part in pupils sharing their ideas, views, or concerns about school. The Prayer Leaders focus on being the voice of the Catholic life of the school, promoting the Gospel Values and Prayer,
- Pupils engage in circle time sessions, hands up surveys and discussion groups with staff in order to share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of subject areas.
- In every class we have "Message Boxes" for pupils to communicate with adults if they have something they wish to discuss. Our Peer Mediators and Play Leaders also offer a listening ear.
- Each year, pupils from every year group answer questions in our Whole School Pupil Questionnaire, and our Religious Education and Catholic Life of the School Survey. They also have the opportunity to comment on things that they like about our school and improvements they would like to see.