As a headteacher I am extremely passionate about the importance of listening to all stakeholder’s voices, in particular our staff, families and young people. However, I believe that listening to others voices must lead to action, otherwise it becomes little
Cardiff is the first city in Wales to take part in Unicef UK’s national Child Rights Partners programme. Between now and 2020, the local authority, including all of its delivery partners, are working in partnership with Unicef towards being recognized
Even a cursory glance at the media will reveal that talk in education is dominated by educational standards as measured by test results.
We are told that higher test scores is what is necessary to prepare our children to compete in
VocalEyes and Dialogue Exchange have formed a partnership to support Participatory Democracy in educational contexts.
As part of this work we are writing a series of blogs. This is the first in that series.
A Framework for Implementation
Pupil Voice is an important
In this blog, Sue Lyle reflects on how the Internet and social media has transferred the way we communicate in the public and private sphere. Acknowledging the huge benefits of such approaches, she discusses the considerable negative aspects and reflects
So the deadline for contributing to the Swansea Well-being of Future Generations Plan has now passed.. your ideas, comments and ratings have been downloaded and now it’s time to crunch the data and produce a report for Natural Resources Wales who will
The Well-being Plan for Swansea is currently being consulted on and we have been tasked by Natural Resources Wales to run a “big conversation” around the plan as an alternative to traditional survey on the council website. The existing survey
STUDENTS (Year 5 & 6 – age 9 to 11)
“I find its a good way to share ideas and have the entire school think about them.”
“I think it’s good because you can put your own opinion and nobody knows it’s
Another great day invigorating Pupil Voice with participatory democracy, this time at Glyncollen Primary School in Swansea..
This is such an effective way of engaging pupils in the democratic process. Our School Council and Participation Groups love it and are already
The student council at Lansdowne Primary school in Cardiff are now trained in participatory democracy and empowered to engage the rest of the school, class by class, ensuring all pupils have a voice in an ongoing conversation around their ideas.