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 writing a PLT Newsletter.

PLT Pupil Voice

“I think the PLT is a great responsibility. If you ever need help look for the people in the purple jumpers” Owen

“When I was awarded the PLT I was surprised and very proud. It shows you should never give up and always try.” Boe

“PLT is about respecting the school rules and being a good role model for the younger children. ” Enola

“As PLT we are supposed to set an example with our learning and behaviour so this means we have to concentrate and get on with our work in lessons. We must not be mean, shout out or disturb people show what to do.” Lewis

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.