3 reasons why pupil participation at school matters
There are lots of ways that pupils can get involved in decision making at school. But why does pupil participation matter? Here are 3 good reasons.
Pupil Voice: “Every single pupil has a voice”
Rachel’s views: What my school is doing to give pupils more say in decision making
Pupil Voice: Respecting Children’s Rights at our School
Learning about your rights can help you feel more cared for and in control of your future. Find out more about the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Awards.
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An important time for young people’s rights
Rights are used to make sure you feel safe, looked after, respected and listened to. Find out how the law is changing to give pupils more rights.
What if I disagree with decisions about my support?
Sometimes you or your parents or carers will disagree with decisions made about your support. Find out different ways to sort out these disagreements.
First steps: Finding out if you need extra support
Getting the right support starts with people understanding your needs. Find out about your rights to ask for your needs to be assessed.
Know your rights
Children aged 12 and over have more rights to be involved in decisions about their support than ever before.
Can I use my rights?
To find out if it’s ok for you to use your rights, your school or local council will check you understand what you’re asking for and what any decisions made will mean to you.
Your right to have a say in decisions about your support at school
If you get extra support at school, you may have a learning support plan. You should be involved in deciding what goes in this plan.