Waunfawr Primary School promotes pupil voice. We encourage all pupils to be actively involved in making whole-school decisions. Research shows pupil participation in school life is beneficial to pupil wellbeing and impacts positively on the school and wider community. We recognise that pupils have an important role in helping schools to improve every aspect of school life.
Our school has created an inclusive and holistic pupil voice, linked the new Curriculum for Wales and promoting the Four Purposes, which are to develop children and young people as:
- ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives
- enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
- ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
- healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
Giving our pupils a voice in shaping the curriculum and the services they receive at Waunfawr Primary enables them to have authentic, real-life experiences which in turn ensures they become active and articulate citizens ready for the world of work. The children influence the learning that they will undertake as part of our half-termly projects. Pupils are encouraged to ask 'big questions' and reflect on their learning opportunities.
There are six pupil voice groups at Waunfawr Primary, led by a dedicated team of teachers and teaching assistants.