Pupil Voice at Peareswood 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 Peareswood 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 Peareswood Primary School we have the following pupil voice roles serving the best interests of all of our children:
There are 6 members in this team.
They meet once a month to discuss the menu, special theme days and different ideas that children might have to improve the quality of meal times at Peareswood School.
Their role as the Restaurant Committee is to explore new ideas from their peers, to discuss problems that have been raised in the restaurant and to make sure we get a healthy balance meal.
There are 10 members in this team.
They meet fortnightly to discuss items on the agenda raised by the Chair Person. The items they discuss are wide and varied but may include such topics as privilege parties, homework clubs or sports equipment.
There are 4 members in this team.
They meet once a half term to discuss sporting matters.
The role of the Sports Champions is to promote sport within the school and to develop our sporting skills within the inter-trust sporting events. They strive to make sure all children are participating in sport, both competitive and non-competitive, and therefore enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
There are 20 members in this team.
They meet once a month to discuss ideas and strategies for their plot of land at Peareswood School.
Their role is to promote gardening, producing home grown produce, cooking within the school and keeping healthy, as gardening is a good source of exercise.
They aim to raise awareness of how important environmental issues affect us all.
Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO)
There are 4 members in this team.
They meet once a month to discuss items such as “Be Bright, Be seen!”, road safety and walking to school.
Their role within the school is to promote walking to school, keeping safe, meeting with road crossing patrol persons and looking at alternative ways to travel to school that don’t involve cars.
There are 2 E-deputies as part of the Pupil Voice team.
They meet every half term to discuss E- safety issues.
Their role is to promote E-safety, find solutions to potential e-safety issues within the school and to use the school web site to promote E-sheriff as our E-safety mascot.
With the ever-evolving technology today it is important to learn E-safety and to have an understanding of how to keep safe.
There are 5 Ambassadors in our team.
Our role is to set a good example to the pupils and the school by being exemplary role-models.
This is a prestigious role and a tough recruitment process must be passed in order to become an ambassador.
Ambassadors must demonstrate exemplary attendance, achievement and demonstration of the five school values at all times to even be considered for this role.