What is Pupil Voice?
At Shirley-Heath we are committed to listening to pupil voice. To maintain a mentally healthy school we follow the Anna Freud ‘Mentally Healthy Schools’ suggestions, this means that we pride ourselves in-
“a whole-school commitment to listening to the views, wishes and experiences of all children and young people. It means placing value on what children and young people tell school staff about their experiences.
Children and young people need to be provided with meaningful opportunities to share their experiences, views and hopes about their school. Pupils need to know that it is safe and that it is important for them to express their views on what happens at school. They need to know that what they say is valued and will be listened to and considered.”
Through our children we strive to listen to the voice of the whole community- children, parents and staff and discuss issues raised, making improvements as necessary.