At The Crescent we believe that all pupils should have the opportunities to share their pupil voice. We do this in a number of ways:
- Pupils have opportunities to take on student leadership roles which include: prefects, house captains, Head boy/Head girl/Deputy Head boy/Deputy Head Girl, Digital Leader, librarians, Play Leaders, Road Safety Officers, Eco Warriors and opportunities to take on specific roles in their class
- The school council play a major part in providing a structured and systematic approach to enable all pupils to share their ideas, views and concerns about the school and wider community
- Pupils have regular opportunities to discuss issues that may arise in school through structured activities like 'circle time'.
- The curriculum allows opportunities for pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding when using their pupil voice.
- Pupils have opportuinities to create mind maps at the beginning of the topics and review their learning at the end of the topic
- We have recently been awarded level 1 of the Rights Respecting School award which recognises how the school encourages pupil voice.
Question of the Month
One of the ways we provide opportunities for pupils to express their opinions, ideas and thoughts is by asking whole school questions which are then discussed and acted upon by the Student Council and Crescent Staff.
- Each month Student Council will talk to their class about any topics, issues and concerns that should be discussed.
- Student council will choose and agree on one area and think about one monthly question for the whole school to discuss.
- The monthly question will be the first agenda item for student councillors to discuss with their class at the class meetings.
- Children from each class will then record their responses and ideas on a colour coded post it and this will be displayed on the pupil view board.
- At the next student council meeting, councillors will then collect all the post-its. They read through the post-its and then discuss how the school should respond to the ideas .
- Student councillors will then agree about what actions the school will do and this will be shared with everyone
Please read our school council minutes below.