We have a whole federation commitment to pupil voice which means listening to the views, wishes and experiences of all children and young people. This is lived through peer mentors, head pupils, school council, eco council as well as weekly assemblies led and chaired by the school council chairperson. Our peer mentors are specifically trained for this role.
There is a growing awareness that earlier preventative support that focuses on building resilience and promoting wellbeing is necessary to meet children and young people’s mental health needs. Many children and young people find it easier to talk to their peers first. It is about children and young people helping and supporting each other in a planned and structured way, using peer mentors who are specifically trained to fulfill their role.
Head pupils regulary carry out monitoring with the senior leadership team and even with our School Excellence Partner. They present and feedback to governors at whole governor board meetings as well as attending the annual parish meetings. Pupil voice has been identified as a strength in previous Ofsted inspections.