Know your rights
It’s not always easy to talk
Talking to someone you trust at school can be the first step to getting help.
Young people have a say
Make your voice heard
An advocate can help you make your voice heard at school.
Pupil Voice: I am visually impaired and this is what helps me feel supported at school
Find out more about how schools can support pupils who are visually impaired.
Pupil Voice: What schools can do to support me as a young carer
Top tips for schools and teachers about how they can support pupils who are also young carers.
Pupil voice: young carers
From school to money, your caring responsibilities can have an impact on every part of your life.
Mediation – what it is and how it could help resolve disagreements about your support at school
Find out more about what mediation is and how it can help solve disagreements.
What if I disagree with decisions made about what’s right for me at school?
Find out different ways to sort out disagreements about your support in school.
What young people think about rights
Each pupil should be given the ability to be in control of their own education.
It helps all young people to feel equal to adults.
12 – 15 year olds are just as entitled to their rights as over 16 year olds.
It helps us feel more respected.”
Pupil voice: leaving primary school
Leaving primary school for secondary school is a massive deal! It’s a big change that can be worrying but also exciting.
How can sharing what it’s like to receive additional support in school help other young people?
Out of school
Pupil voice: I’m at risk of exclusion. This is how the Inclusion Unit helped me.
Reach met with a group of young people about how the Inclusion Unit at their school has helped them keep learning.
Out of school
Pupil Voice: the importance of having a safe space at school
Sometimes it may seem hard to control your behaviour. What may help is having a safe space at school.