At Carew Academy we are proud to enable and empower students to voice their opinions and make the changes they want to see in their school, their life and their community. We want to nurture a culture where all pupils feel listened to, valued and respected.
Every class has a Pupil Voice representative that has been elected by peers in their class. Pupil voice aims to meet every half term to discuss issues and come to a consensus of opinion. Pupils will be provided the opportunity to:
- Develop appropriate skills whereby they can express opinions, reflect on experiences and influence the decision making process.
- Develop skills of reflective thought empowering pupils to empathise with others, to appreciate different points of view and to solve problems.
- Develop a sense of responsible citizenship within the school and the wider community.
- Develop a sense of belonging to the group.
- Take on areas of responsibility suited to age.
We recognise the value of a healthy and vibrant pupil voice at Carew and to further promote student empowerment, we are developing our students to become effective leaders. Pupils were given the opportunity to apply for positions within the school and as a result, we have recruited:
- Tour Ambassadors
- Anti-Bullying Ambassadors
- Recruitment Ambassadors
- Charity Ambassadors
- Playground Monitors
To date, our Charity Ambassadors have been involved in a successful Macmillan coffee morning which raised in excess of £400! Our Tour Ambassadors have equally been a great representation of the school so far and have delivered numerous tours and showcased Carew to prospective parents.
At the start of the academic year, we undertook a student survey to find out what our pupils think of their school. The results were really positive and illustrate how well the school is doing. See for yourselves!