Pupil Voice

At Hellingly we pride ourselves on our pupils having a voice. We value their views on every aspect of school life where possible. We want to nurture a culture where all children feel listened to, valued and respected.  

How we listen to children at Hellingly School

Currently there is a range of opportunities for listening to our pupils on key issues in our school. 

School Council – They are responsible for the ongoing process of collecting the thoughts, ideas and opinions of the children in their class and reporting back to the Council so that all children in our school can have their say.

They will bring new ideas forward as to how we can improve our school and local environment. They will sometimes come to the meetings with ideas of fund raising for the school and for other local or national charities.

This year we have organised charity day to raise money for Save the Children, produced resources for Children’s Mental Health Week and created whole school assemblies supporting our School Values.

Pupil Leadership Team – This children are elected in Year 6 by the whole of the school. They carry many responsibilities around the school including leading our Harvest Festival and re-telling the Christmas Story. they help to show guests around the school as well as support other classes within assemblies.

PLT Pupil Voice

“Being part of the PLT has been a great role with many responsibilities. So far I have enjoyed working as a team, showing our core values and having the opportunity to speak aloud and much more.” Isobel

I I enjoy the role of PLT as I think its important to have a role model to look up to and it feels great to be that role model. I also enjoy helping out with the reception children.” Lea

” I enjoy being PLT because yo are able to show people from our school how to follow the rules and I love helping out the younger children. ” Sophia

I enjoy being a PLT member as I have learnt lots about being kind and respectful to everyone around me.” Alice

I wanted to be a PLT member to help people and show them what you are meant to act like in Hellingly School.” Nathan

“I’m enjoying PLT because I’ve always wanted to be a role model that people would look up to. I want to help the school and make it a better place. It is teaching me to be kind and respectful to my peers.” Rufus

Eco Warriors – Being an Eco Warrior is an ideal opportunity for our pupils to get more involved in the way our school is run and help us to be more environmentally friendly. It provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.  Eco Warriors take on the responsibility of expressing their own views, but also the views of their peers as well as passing on information from eco meetings. As an Eco Warrior pupils have the opportunity to develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation.