Pupil voice

At St. Mary’s it is fundamental to us that our children have a ‘voice’ and feel listened to. We strongly believe in consulting our children on matters that affect them and ensuring that they are involved in school decision-making.

We believe that giving pupils a voice:

  • Encourages pupils to become active participants in a democratic society
  • Raises confidence and emotional wellbeing
  • Contributes to achievement and attainment

At St. Mary’s there are a number of ways that we ascertain the views of our children formally, such as individual questionnaires or from focussed groups of children representing classes and age groups, across the school.

Each group has clear roles and responsibilities across the school and work as a voice, between their peers and the leadership team, contributing to continually making our school a better place.

It is important for us that our ethos at St. Mary’s also allows our children to regularly share their opinions in an informal way, in class and also to Mr. Roos and Ms. Watson. Ensuring our door is always open!

We have a:

Social and Wellbeing Ambassadors

Aims

  • To support the school in developing our playtime and lunch time experience

Our Priorities

  • Lead an assembly introducing ourselves, reminding children about the football rules and timetable, playground zones and how to look after equipment.
  • Fund raise to raise money for benches in the yellow zone
  • Plan and lead activities in the yellow Zone with the support of staff

What We have achieved so far

  • We lead part of the assembly
  • So far we have had a cake sale and raised …………. towards funding benches. We also held an Easter egg raffle and raised ……..

Cultural Diversity Ambassadors

Aims

  • To support our school in developing our approach to cultural diversity

Our Priorities

  • Create a world map in a central are of the school and display where we all come from
  • Plan and lead an International Day
  • Create a page in the newsletter, sharing our International Day

What we have achieved so far

coming soon …

Collective Worship Ambassadors

Aims

  • To meet with Father Philip to discuss, evaluate and plan ways to improve our acts of worship in terms of behaviour, themes, song choices and timings.

Our Priorities

  • To create a rota to monitor Collective Worship and feedback to staff to improve Collective Worship
  • To be leaders of our Reflection Space, ensuring there is a rota and resources and materials are replenished

What We have achieved so far

coming soon …

Enrichment Ambassadors

Aims

  • To improve extra-curricular provision across the school.

Our Priorities

  • Capture pupil views across the school to find out which clubs that they would like on offer.
  • Encourage more parents to come into school to cook and share about their culture.
  • Find more sporting opportunities for KS1 to take part in sports events out of school.

What We have achieved so far

coming soon …