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Pupil Voice

School Council Newsletter 2015-16

Child handbook  - a guide to Forestdale Primary School written by the School Council

  

At Forestdale Primary pupil voice contributes to the harmony and unity of our school community promoting;

  • Children as partners in their own education, making a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos
  • Children as active listeners, who listen to others and recognise themselves as worthwhile individuals with a right to be heard, so allowing children to grow in self esteem
  • Self-confidence, social skills and morally responsible behaviour towards each other and towards all other adults in school
  • Learning from personal experience how to contribute to a society as a whole and what it means to be an active citizen.

 

Pupil voice is embedded in the school ethos and celebration of children’s achievement is promoted in a wide variety of different ways:

  • School Council - Pupils are elected using a formal election process in January every year.  Representatives of the School Council range from YR – Y6.  The School Council promotes pupils’ voice and empowers our children to have an input into what happens within school and school life.
  • Junior Travel Ambassadors –  A JTAs job is to make travelling to school safer and more active. This group of children meet fortnightly to discuss and plan how to promote sustainable travel to school.