Did you know that you have the right to be involved in decisions that affect you at school? Your voice matters.
It’s not always easy to speak up at school, but having your say can help make sure that things work out better for you. And getting involved in school decision-making can help other pupils too.
Here are some examples of how you could have your say at school:
- Talking about what you want and need at meetings where decisions are made about your learning and support
- Being involved in planning how and what you learn
- Being asked for your views about the way the school is run or any planned changes about the school
- Being part of the pupil council or other committees
- Campaigning about issues that matter to you
- Being given the chance to link with the parent council.
Pupil participation is about school being a place where all children and young people have a voice and the chance to have a say in decisions that affect their learning and well-being.
You should be listened to, treated fairly and have your views respected and taken seriously by the adults at school who support you.