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Children's Leadership and Pupil Voice

UK Parliament Week 2019

Children in Year 2 learnt about voting in the Houses of Parliament and then voted on a range of statements with their opinion.  Then they worked in groups to collaboratively design a new firework. They had to listen to each other's ideas and vote on preferred choices to come up with an agreed plan.  The class were amazing at taking on board other views!

Children in Year 5 created their own parties with posters, slogans and manifestos.  They then had to "campaign" for votes!

Blundeston Passports

Our children have a "Blundeston Passport" which follows them through the school.  Each child completes this each half-term, with support from their teacher, to reflect how they have developed the following skills: resilience, teamwork, courage, independence.  They can draw on their experiences both in and out of school.


The children also record how they have contributed to the school through leadership and pupil voice, such as being on the school council.

The School Council

This consists of two elected representatives from each class, with a Year 6 Chairperson.  They meet regularly and the agenda for the meeting consists of items that the Council have had brought to their attention by their peers, items that the staff would like them to discuss and ideas from the confidential "suggestions" box.

Miss Johnson helps the children to organise the meeting.  Feedback is given to the staff at their staff meetings and to Governors at Full Governing Body Meetings.


Recently, our School Council members have helped run the stalls at our Macmillan Cake Sale, organised World Book Day and Red Nose Day activities, a times table challenge, as well as a lunchtime drawing club!

Digital Leaders

These children are elected by their peers.  They help support the work of the two Online Safety Leads in school by promoting good online safety practice to other children.  They work with individual classes, deliver assemblies and help plan our Safer Internet Day.

Road Safety Officers

These children are elected by their class.  They work with Mrs. Walker and Anne Battershill from Suffolk Highways to highlight issues around road safety, particularly around our school.  Recently, this has involved delivering assemblies and running competitions to design a road safety poster.