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Pupil Participation

Participation is not a one-off, event-based undertaking or an end-in-itself but an overarching principle which builds a meaningful, effective and ongoing dialogue between children and staff.

For children and young people, knowing that they have the right to be heard in decisions which affect them boosts not only their sense of security but also their self-confidence. This opens the way to developing and applying the skills, language and concepts that empowers them to claim their rights and to advocate for the rights of children everywhere.

   Promote pupil participation

Participation is not a one-off, event-based undertaking or an end-in-itself but an overarching principle which builds a meaningful, effective and ongoing dialogue between children and staff. Children’s experience of participation is monitored and structural and systemic barriers are identified...Read more

   Rights Respecting Schools Award

The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. In order to develop...Read more

   The NASUWT guide to Student/Pupil Voice in England

The NASUWT is absolutely clear that pupils should play an active, constructive and appropriate role in their own learning, the learning of their peers and the development of their school communities. Teachers have always sought to ensure that pupils are able to articulate their views and partici...Read more

   Voice of the Child Toolkit

Practitioners working with children and young people have developed a set of e...Read more