Pupil Voice Week
Every day 160,000 children aged 5 to 19 are too scared to go to school, and 43% of young people have been bullied.
But the greatest problem of all... Only in 1 in 10 children and young people tell someone about the issues they face.
Our aim is to highlight the importance of a pupil's voice no matter their age and to encourage schools to talk about issues such as bullying, cyber bullying, homophobic issues, mental health issues, e-safety concerns and many more. Pupils will learn and be reminded that the best way to solve their concerns are to talk about them with a trusted person.
Pupil voice week will educate pupils about the benefits of talking about their worries and concerns, and encourage a long-term change of culture beyond this week.
This week at Timbercroft Primary School, we are launching our project Friendship Leaders. A group of children who have been specifically picked and trained to support other children in the playground who may need help making friends, talking about their worries, learning new games and knowing when to share problems with adults. This will continue to make our playground a safe and happy place to be, at all times.
Also happening this week includes School Council promotion, speeches and voting. Each class will listen to a range of presentations from students and then take an anonymous vote ready for the School Council, whole school assembly, on Monday 10th October. Here we will celebrate the success of last year's representatives and welcome the new ones for 2016-2017.