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Your senior leadership team needs to consider the approach and impact of pupil voice.

Involving pupils in evaluating and contributing to their learning experience has a positive impact on both practice and relationships, but senior leaders must be aware their responsibilities to their staff and pupils.

This unit guides senior leaders towards planning a strategy and identifying any issues that may arise.

Aims and outcomes

This unit will enable participants to:

  • explore benefits: consider how the use of pupil voice could lead to improved learning and teaching
  • develop a strategy: evaluate a range of exemplar strategies that could be used to develop the role of pupils in contributing to learning and teaching improvement
  • identify difficulties: pinpoint where potential problems could arise in managing pupil voice strategies
  • plan a framework: identify how your school can implement a pupil voice programme.

Unit contents

  • Why pupil voice?
  • Benefits
  • Strategies for gathering pupil feedback
  • Introduction to staff
  • Working with pupils
  • Planning for implementation
  • Plenary