Pupil Participation

Helping childen to feel part of the school and wider community

Key question: How do we ensure all pupils can express their views and influence decisions?


  • Devise different ways of involving children – formal and informal 
  • School council (or equivalent)
  • Supported by SLT and named person to lead
  • Use of surveys

Ofsted expectations

Ofsted Inspectors must have regard to the views of pupils.

When assessing the level of behaviour and safety in schools, inspections should look at a small sample of case studies in order to evaluate the experience of particular individuals and groups, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, looked after children and those with mental health needs.