Windy Arbor

Primary School


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Pupil Voice

There are a variety of ways for pupil voice to be heard

  • Mentoring meetings are held between pupils and their teacher every term. This is an excellent opportunity for children to discuss their wishes, worries, strengths and needs.
  • Pupil interviews are held at various stages throughout the year by the SENCO and members of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • The school council also provides an opportunity for pupils’ voices to be heard at the School Council Circle Times that happen every other week. These views are then brought back to the school council meetings.
  • SEN reviews are held termly with parents, the class teacher and the SENCO. We encourage children, with parental approval, to attend these, particularly children in KS2. Likewise, children with EHCPs are always invited to attend their annual reviews.
  • Every other year pupils complete the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire. This allows us to compare the views of pupils at Windy Arbor with the local authority as a whole.
  • At regular intervals, the SENCO convenes a group of SEN champions, usually children in year 5 with special needs themselves, to support her to gain an accurate picture of how pupils with special needs feel they are supported in the school.