Llais y disgybl (pupil voice)
The pupils’ voice is at the centre of Bishopston Primary School. It would be eerie without it! We have an aim to develop our pupils into:
We are aware in school that we’re educating pupils for jobs that don’t exist yet, we therefore need to develop their confidence by valuing their opinions; teaching them to solve real life problems through collaborating and communicating effectively and developing their mind-set to one which believes in hard work being a crucial part to success.
All pupils from Years 1-6 are in committees which are all about school self-evaluation and improvement – both at a strategic and practical level. We share the School Development Priorities with the pupils and ask for their help in evaluating the progress we’re making. We ensure pupils are involved in practical issues such as resources and equipment, school rules, timetabling and uniform, as well as extra-curricular (out-of-school) activities and pastoral issues, such as anti-bullying, and behaviour policies and practice.
The committees we currently have are: Criw Cymraeg, Curriculum, Digital, Eco, Rights, School Improvement, Health and Wellbeing, Sport and Community. They meet every third week on a Wednesday afternoon for an hour.
Each of the committees has school council representatives who meet the headteacher half-termly to discuss progress and next steps.