31st August 2018
We have developed a new model for schools to use to help them harness student voice and enable it to improve all aspects of their learning environments.
Learner Participation relates to young people being asked their opinion on issues of importance to them, or issues which affect them within their education.
Learner Participation can take place through learner participation forums, a school council or a whole school pupil parliament. There is no one set structure, only the set principle that the body of learners is set up to represent all learners on issues that affect them. To be effective it must be representative of the views of all the learners. The least vocal learners must be given opportunities to have a ‘voice’.
Have a look at the Learner Participation Guide on our Cornwall Healthy Schools website to see how you and your school can start a discussion about how to move forward student voice practices within your school, to a place of shared decision-making and be inspired to let learner participation be the driving force of school improvement and development.
You can also attend one of the FREE Learner Participation Training sessions being held this academic year by contacting your Healthy Schools Delivery Advisor or contact us to discuss a time and date for your free training session.