Pupil Voice at Mesne Lea

Aims of the programme:

The main aim of our school pupil voice is to make Mesne Lea Primary School a better place. We want to do this by giving the children the opportunity to have their thoughts, feelings and opinions heard and know that they count. Throughout the academic year, a selected group of pupil representatives will work closely alongside Mrs Dougill in these very important roles. 

Skills such as time management, the ability to work in a team, responding to a problem and receiving constructive criticism are skills that are not explicitly taught in school and as a result some children may never acquire these skills.   Increasingly employers are seeking employees who have crucial attributes such as resilience, communication, teamwork and empathy prepare children for the next step in their life journey.  The Pupil Voice Team aims to help children to develop these vital skills through providing a range of training opportunities and child-led tasks. We aim to:

  • Develop children’s resilience and ability to receive feedback in a constructive way
  • Improve children’s communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develop children’s life skills
  • Enhance team-working and problem-solving skills
  • Develop higher-order thinking skills
  • Raise children’s confidence and self-esteem

Our Pupil Voice team are:

The children spoke about skills involved to be a pupil voice representative. All the children were invited to put themselves forward for the role, and in the older year groups, the children had to speak to their class explaining why they wanted the job. Each class held a secret ballot where every child could vote for the candidate they felt would best serve the class.


Year 2 Representatives  Year 3 Representatives  Year 4 Representatives Year 5 Representatives   Year 6  Representatives

This half-term we will be focusing on:

  • Values – what are the values that we think are important.
  • Enterprise – how can we make money for school? The children will invent a game with a Christmas theme with the aim to raise as much money as possible.

Yearly Overview 2020


Skills to be developed


Autumn 1

Information gathering skills


Democratic skills

Gather feedback on Mindfulness Mondays from their class

Create a citizenship award to launch across school

Create six core values derived from the children across school

Autumn 2

Managing Money skills

Team-working skills

Run a Christmas stall at the


Spring 1

Active listening skills

Interpersonal skills

Empathy/ Resilience skills

Well-being Ambassadors –  supporting children who may be struggling to manage their own well-being within their bubble


Spring 2

Financial planning skills

Problem-solving skills

Enterprise project


Summer 1

Leadership  skills

Planning skills

Organise a lunchtime club for children in their bubble

Summer 2

Evaluation skills

Communication skills

Evaluation of the year

Pupil Voice assembly via TEAMS