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Pupil Voice

Pupil Voice


Lydeard St Lawrence School believes that learning is more purposeful and meaningful when pupils are engaged in their school and have ownership of their curriculum and environment and that this must involve more than just taking part in lessons and play. 


There are lots of reasons why it is important for us to give the children in our school a voice, positions of leadership and responsibility. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives.  Our School and Arts councils  provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their own and their peers opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them. In addition, the roles of school ambassadors and house captains are an important and valuable way for the school to provide leadership and development opportunities for our older pupils.   We feel that these roles and responsibilities also give the children increased self-confidence and a greater sense of responsibility.


Pupil participation in their learning can mean a range of different things. In classrooms, this may include working with the children to develop projects or lessons content that reflect interests and/or questions and lines of enquiry expressed by pupils or by encouraging reflection by pupils on their own (and others) learning. Children are also given that chance to talk with school leaders about their learning and to give feedback and information on the work that they have been doing in class.  


School Council

We have a very active school council. The members of which are voted in annually by their peers. The school council is run by the children, for the children and they are supported by a member of staff. Lydeard St Lawrence School Council works hard to listen to their fellow student's concerns and opinions and to discuss and make decisions on important school wide issues.  


This year's School Council representatives are:

Tawny Owls

Snowy Owls

Eagle Owls

Lyra Burt

Awaiting candidates

Yves Cox

Zeb Coleman


Arts Council


This year's Art's Council representatives are:



Tawny Owls

Snowy Owls

Eagle Owls

Arts council

Phoebe Rollins

Beatrice Marks

Henry Hele

Elspeth Wrayford

Jasmine Williams

Seren Wright

Thomas Blackmore


Young Leaders


Upper Key Stage Two pupils support the younger children in a range of ways in their varied roles as young leaders.


This year's young leaders are:


School Ambassadors 


Thomas Blackmore

Finn Hayward



House Captains






Maggie Bale

Sasha Beer


Louis Lorien


Josh Roos

Mia Langford

Thomas Blackmore