Pupil voice: guidance, resources and examples

See how you can develop pupil voice in your school, including principles, strategies and resources. Plus, see examples of how schools have encouraged pupils to engage in school decision-making.

Last reviewed on 20 March 2024
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Contents
  1. Make the most of pupil voice
  2. Help your pupils be heard
  3. See examples of how other schools collect and use pupil voice
  4. Use these resources to help you get started

Make the most of pupil voice

Make a clear commitment to pupil participation 

For example:

  • Make a public commitment about how you'll involve pupils' views and encourage pupil participation across your school
  • Communicate the benefits to make sure everyone in the school understands why involving pupils is important

Many schools follow the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) to embed pupil voice. See a summary and the full convention for more detail. 

You can also work towards accreditation to become a Rights Respecting School.

Support pupil participation

You could:

See the list

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