Pupil Voice at Leiston

At Leiston Primary School we believe in encouraging positive relationships between adults and pupils, and also amongst pupils themselves. We wish to give every child ‘a voice’ to share their opinions on their learning, their classroom and school environment and an opportunity to share any concerns they may have.

Learning Council…

The ‘Learning Council’ is made up of two children from each class who have been elected to represent their class. They meet regularly with leadership teams to discuss learning – what is working well, what they enjoy and how it could be even better.


Pupil Parliament:

Every two weeks the whole school splits into mixed age groups to discuss school issues and improvements. These range from discussing what is being learned and how; to lunchtime clubs and playground equipment. The meetings are led by Year 6 children, who record the minutes which are then shared for all to see.

Minutes from the meetings (2018/19):

13th September - How do we stay safe at school?

2nd October - How do we feel about writing?

2nd January - Jigsaw

5th February - E-Safety, Computing and PE

Minutes from the meetings (2017/18):

13th September - How can we stay safe in school?

26th September - What works well with our rewards/consequences?

7th November - What is bullying? How can we prevent it?

9th January 2018 - How are we the same? How are we different?

6th March - Discussion on the trips and enrichment opportunities offered...

1st May - Reading - How do we learn to read? What do we enjoy?

5th June - Review of school development points for the year

Playground leaders…

A team consisting of children from years 4, 5 and 6 who help and support staff by encouraging positive play and use of equipment in the playgrounds at play and lunch.