What is the Pupil Voice?

At NCEA Warkworth C of E Primary School, we believe that the thoughts and opinions of our pupils should be heard. Our pupils happiness and welfare is central to everything that we do so in order to give them a platform to help shape the decisions that impact them in school.

Pupil Voice takes a variety of forms – it could be through discussions with teachers as part of groups/clubs, discussions with governors, a questionnaire or even just an informal chat in the corridor. Everyone’s opinions are valued and all of the results are collated together and analysed to form an action plan for the school.

What areas of work have been impacted by the Pupil Voice?

  • All pupils from Years 1-6 take part in wellbeing questionnaires – this informs our PSHE planning and further focus work with pupils.
  • All pupils from Years 1-6 take part in growth mindset questionnaires – this informs our focus for the year.
  • Pupils can develop and cost ideas for fundraising events to benefit the school
  • Groups of pupils take part in discussions and complete questionnaires to help improve health and safety
  • Governor and SIP (School Improvement Partner) discussions with groups of pupils. Topics covered: PE, pupil impact, SEND and Pupil Premium.

Other Areas

  • Pupils have designed their own playground markings (Years 1-5).
  • Pupils contribute to decisions about what is purchased with fundraising money.
  • Pupils decided that they would like a mini-golf course on site.
  • Pupils have designed their own trim trail and playground equipment.
  • Year 5’s designed and priced their ‘new area’, uniform, lockers, chill out shed, school trip and classroom.

In addition to our Pupil Voice, we also have a Social Action Squad and an Eco Committee in school which take minutes and have actions, including reporting to the whole school. Find out more about each group on our ‘Crews and Committees‘ page.