Forestdale Primary School

Pupil Voice

Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.

Article 12, The The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Pupil voice refers to ways in which the thoughts, wishes and opinions of learners are invited, engaged with and acted upon. 

Forestdale children are given the opportunity to put their views forward, to take responsibility for representing other members of the school community and contribute to important projects and decisions, which can help develop their confidence, as well as their speaking and listening skills. 

Here are some of the ways our pupils can influence the way in which the school operates: 

School Council Anti Bullying Ambassadors (ABAs)

Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTAs)

Eco Warriors  


Elected candidates act as representatives of their classmates in discussing school issues with the headteacher and staff. ABAs are trained, passionate young people who will stand up to bullying behaviour and believe they can change things for the better.  The Junior Travel Ambassador (JTA) engage with their  peers to promote safer, active and independent travel within the school community in a fun and engaging way. Our Eco Warriors help to care for our school environment: they help others to follow our eco-code, monitor our energy use in the school, and encourage recycling. 
Digital Leaders  Clubs  Worry Boxes Pupil Surveys
The Digital Leaders role is to support the use and to further the development of ICT in school.  The choice of clubs we offer are based on pupil voice with pupils being surveyed on a variety of options.   Positioned around the school are containers into which children can post their anxious thoughts which are checked regularly and resolved. 

School council create age- appropriate   pupil surveys on the school and wellbeing so the school can identify and address areas of concern.