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Pupil Voice at Willow Bank Primary School

 

Article 12 of the UN convention for children’s rights states that “Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously”.

 

At Willow Bank Primary School we aim to achieve this through our wide range of pupil voice groups. We believe strongly that the right to participate in a democratic process, and to contribute positively to the lives of those around them, are fundamental British values that all children should be taught to uphold.

 

Through participation in our pupil voice groups our children gain an understanding of how citizens can influence decision making. For children not directly elected to a pupil voice role, they learn how a representative body makes decisions in their best interests.

 

At Willow Bank Primary School we have the following pupil voice roles serving the best interests of all of our children:

 

Restaurant Committee

 

There are 9 members of the Pupil Voice in this team.

 

We meet once per half-term for our meetings to discuss the menu, special theme days and different ideas the children might have and share recipes.

 

Our role as part of being in the Restaurant Committee is to explore new ideas from our class and friends, to discuss problems that have been raised in the restaurant and to make sure we get a healthy balance meal.

 

At the moment we are looking at new ideas for our salad bar and theme days.     

The Restaurant Committee is a new team which started in September.

 

School Council

 

There are 12 members of the Pupil Voice in this team.

 

We meet twice per term to discuss items on the agenda raised by the Chair Person. Items discussed are a new bonus card designed by the School Council and playground equipment.

 

This Pupil Voice has been running in the school since the School was taken over by Mr Powell.

 

Sports Champions

 

There are 6 members of the Pupil Voice in this team.

 

We meet once a half term to discuss sporting matters.

 

Our role as part of the Sports Champions is to promote our sports within the school and to develop our sporting skills within the inter-trust sporting events.

 

Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO)

 

There are 6 members of the Pupil Voice in this team.

 

We meet once a month to discuss items such as be bright be seen, road safety and walking to school.

 

Our role within the school is to promote walking to school, keeping safe, meeting with road crossing patrol person and looking at other ways to travel to school.

 

E-Deputies

 

There are 21 E-deputies as part of the Pupil Voice term. We meet every half term to discuss E- safety issues.

 

Our role is to promote E-safety, deal with e-safety issues within the school and to look at the school web site to promote E sheriff as our E-safety mascot.

 

With technology today it is important to learn E-safety and to have an understanding on how to keep safe.    

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