Sutton in Craven CP - Where Learners Lead!

At Sutton in Craven Community Primary School  we have  high expectations and aspirations for all  our pupils.  We are aim for the highest levels of achievement and personal development for all pupils during their time  here –  we  believe that pupil leadership is fundamental to this experience.

We have nine pupil voice groups consisting of a mix of pupil from Y3-Y6 and  believe that involvement in pupil leadership prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life in modern Britain.

To become a member of a pupil voice group children are asked to apply in writing, seek references and then to be interviewed by their peers. This process usually in the summer term in preparation for the following academic year. 

During each academic year pupil voice groups hold regular meetings to plan and carry out their annual work – they contribute to their own assembly each term and produce reports for newsletters and for the Governing  Body.  Every group is supported in their work by a  designated member of school staff.

Membership of a group requires commitment – pupils have the opportunities to work alongside children from different age groups. Respect, courtesy and good manners towards each other and adults is expected.

There are nine established pupil voice groups at our school:

Pupil Voice Group Staff Lead
Fundraisers Miss Ibbotson & Miss Blackie
Librarians Mrs Broughton
Tuck Shop Mrs Ward
Playtime Buddies Mrs Dwyer
Lunchtime Chillout Miss Pickering
Sports Leaders Mrs Howes
Green Gardeners Miss Dwyer and Mrs Kerr
Green Future Mr Allack
Storytellers Miss Day

Two members of each group also sit on our full School Council.  The school council takes a wider view of issues affecting our school and identify one or two development priorities each year.