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Top 10 tips for… Finding out what your pupils think

Having a genuine perspective of what your pupils think is not so easy to achieve. Suzanne O’Connell offers 10 ideas for keeping in touch with your pupils’ views
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1, Review your practice

As with most areas of school life it is important to begin by taking stock of where you are at present and where you want to be.

How do you actually know what your pupils think about your school? If you do have a School Council, is it truly representative of your pupils and does it provide an opportunity for all children to feel that they are being listened to and that their views are valued and acted upon? Take some time to consult with your staff, parents and, of course, the pupils themselves. Talking of which


2, Shaking up school councils

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