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|
|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|
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.