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Carlisle Infant School

Pupil Voice

Pupil Voice is really important to us at Carlisle Infant School We believe all pupils should have the opportunity to share their pupil voice. We do this in a number of ways:


  • We have a school council made up of 9 pupils from Y2. At the start of the academic year pupils wishing to be a school councilor make a presentation to their class and then teachers and pupils vote for their choice of candidates. The School Council is involved in a number of fund raising events throughout the year. They lead special assemblies each term and help to promote high standards of behaviour throughout the school. They also consult with pupils on key issues such as the theme for our Creative Arts’ Week.


  • We have an active sustainability group called the Bug Buddies. The Bug Buddies, chosen from all three year groups help to keep our beautiful school grounds tidy and also promote environmentally friendly initiatives such as conserving energy. They participate in assemblies and help us to deliver important environmental messages in a positive way.

  • At the start of each topic the children have a say in the aspects of each topic they would like to learn about. They talk about what they know already, they questions they would like to find the answers to and any particular areas of interest they have.


  • Subject coordinators talk to a sample group of pupils each term to find out their views on particular aspects of their subject. Governors also come into school and meet with pupils to seek their views on particular themes such as behaviour and healthy living.


  • The Head of School meets regularly with small groups of pupils to seek their views on key school issues such as playtimes, behaviour, afterschool activities and curriculum enrichment ideas.