You are in: Teaching & Learning » Citizenship » Pupil Voice » Good Practice - Case Studies

Good Practice - Case Studies

Date

School & Subject

Subject Coverage

July 2009

 

Pupil Involvement in Learning and Teaching

These case studies detail the different ways in which ‘pupil voice’ can be used in school  eg. school council, assessment of learning & teaching, staff recruitment, school self-evaluation form, ‘ask the head sessions’, peer researchers, community consultation links, etc.  Each case study clearly sets out the purpose and method employed and the impact on pupil engagement in the process.

All school phases are represented in the collection of case studies.

Sharing this best practice is intended to promote pupil voice in whole school decision making.

Pupil Voice/
School Council

 

 


 
 
Beaumont SchoolBeaumont School

The Learning and Teaching committee were asked to create a pupil panel for the recent appointment of Assistant Headteachers.

More...

KS3 & KS4
Staff recruitment

Astley Cooper SchoolThe Astley Cooper School

An effective system of enhancing classroom practice has been developed, informed by student assessments of their learning and teaching.

More...

KS3, KS4 & Post 16
Pupil Involvement in Learning & Teaching: Assessment

Colnbrook Special SchoolColnbrook Special School

At Colnbrook all children and young people are encouraged to share their views about their learning and their school environment. The school council system allows them to feel free to express their views about anything – even those that might be deemed inappropriate. There is always a space on the agenda to hear what young people want to say.

More...

KS3 & KS4

School Councils
Special Schools – Pupil Voice

Nobel SchoolNobel School

‘Partners in Learning’ was set up in 2001 as an initiative to contribute to and improve the feedback available to training teachers. Based on the Hay McBer research on classroom climate, the aim was to give teachers feedback from students that would enable them to continue to improve their classroom practice. As part of the project, students are trained to observe lessons and give feedback to teachers using constructive and agreed vocabulary.

More...

KS3, KS4 & KS5

Assessing Learning & Teaching

Sir John Lawes SchoolSir John Lawes School

As a school we want to use the student voice in teaching and learning within faculty areas for two key reasons. Firstly because we believe it is good for them. Students who feel consulted will perceive that they have a stake in their education, especially if they see the benefits of their contributions in terms of improved practice. They will also become more than simply passive recipients of teaching and move instead to being thoughtful and independent learners, actively participating with their teachers in the enterprise of education. Secondly, we believe it is good for us. They are the consumers of what we produce, we are wise to take their views seriously. They can give us extremely useful insights which will enable us to improve the standards of our provision.

More...

KS3, KS4 & KS5

Assessing Learning & Teaching

Sandringham SchoolSandringham School

To involve young people in the recruitment of new teaching staff.

More...

KS2, KS3 & KS4

Recruitment
Student Panels

Onslow St Audrey's SchoolOnslow St Audrey's School

The students of Onslow St. Audrey’s School organise and run a Christmas party for the senior members of the Hatfield community. The purpose of this is to ensure that the students see the importance of community. This enables students and OAPs to build links across a large age range so that the students respect older members of the community and also show the OAPs that they need not ‘fear’ all young people of Hatfield.

More...

Post 16

Plan & Manage Events for Senior Citizens

Onslow St Audrey's SchoolOnslow St Audrey's School

To develop an effective rewards and consequences system that students feel involved in developing.

More...

KS3, KS4 & KS5

Students Involved In: Behaviour

Monks Walk SchoolMonks Walk School

As part of school development and in using student voice we looked to improve the atmosphere to learn. In the past two years the school has successfully improved standards of behaviour through extensive review and development of the “Behaviour for Learning Policy” and wanted to use student voice to build upon this work and take it to a higher level.

More...

KS2, KS3 & KS4

Being Safe
Pupil Involvement

 
Marlborough SchoolMarlborough School

The school participated in the national ’11 million takeover day’ in which young people do the jobs of adults. The aim was to help students appreciate the contributions of various people to their learning, and better appreciate ways in which they could further their own learning and that of their colleagues.

More...

KS2, KS3 & KS4

Student Council:
Pupils learn about the running of the school