Children are encouraged to express an opinion and to be included in decisions that involve and affect them.
Discovery takes the prioritise the importance of pupil voice. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the right of children to express an opinion and to be included in decisions that involve and affect them.
Pupil voice within our schools happens in a variety of ways:
There is growing evidence to suggest that the more that pupils are involved in the learning process the more effective their learning is, for example in assessment for learning, peer and self assessment. Pupils are very aware of factors which help or hinder their learning in lessons and can play an important role in identifying them through observation. Involving pupils in the observation process is another important step in developing pupil voice that some of our schools are developing, giving an additional source of evidence in making judgements about the effectiveness of learning.