How are young people consulted on and involved in their education?

Pupil Voice 

At an annual review, the child’s teachers help the child to complete a series of questions that contribute to a ‘pupil voice’ presentation, including photos and videos of their key achievements. The child has the opportunity to give their opinion on what they like about school and what they have found easy or difficult. For the children who have difficulty in understanding these questions, the class team contributes to the pupil voice document on the child’s behalf.

Cherry Garden School has a school council, which meets regularly to contribute their ideas about key projects within the school such as making the school more eco-friendly and developing the playground resources. The pupils on the school council gather thoughts from their classes to bring to the meetings and the minutes of the meetings are shared in an accessible format with the whole school community.