Children's Voices Full-Day Course(ISBN 9780435162382)

Provider: Pearson Primary UK
£1,000.00 + VAT

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Description Transform children’s learning by involving them as participants and decision-makers in their education.
Duration Full-day course

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Developed in collaboration with the Cambridge Primary Review Trust, this one-day course will assist you in actively involving your children as participants in evaluating and improving their learning experiences, through collaborative action research.

Why choose this day?

In 1989, Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child laid out the need to hear children’s views ‘in all matters affecting the child’.

Do you believe that children have a right to be involved in decisions about their learning? Do you want your children to develop deep understanding of true democracy, and become truly engaged in their learning by knowing that their opinions are listened to and respected? If so, this course is for you.

Your consultant will help you to think about questions such as:

  • How does your school listen to children’s voices?
  • How do you engage with children’s ideas for change in your classroom and school?
  • How can adults and children collaborate on school change?
  • How does listening to children help you engage with Ofsted’s expectations?

Who from our school should attend?

This is a course with a difference, designed for children and adults working together. Each participant should be carefully chosen by the school community in advance, to represent a stakeholder group, i.e. pupils, teachers, senior leadership team, governors and parents. You can have a maximum of 25 delegates, including the following:

  • At least one member of staff from each of the key stages
  • A member of the governing body
  • The head or deputy or member of senior leadership team
  • Children representing each key stage (youngest children Y2)

Because you won’t have the whole staff there, and children will be included, you won’t need to fit this into an INSET day.

Evidence underpinning this approach

About the Cambridge Primary Review

Following a lengthy period of consultation and planning, the Cambridge Primary Review (CPR) was launched in October 2006 as a fully independent enquiry into the condition and future of primary education in England. CPR was supported from 2006-12 by generous grants from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The scope of CPR and the depth of its evidence have made it the most comprehensive enquiry into English primary education since the Plowden report of 1967. But CPR has gone far beyond Plowden in that it has not only published a major report but has given equal attention to dissemination, policy engagement, setting up a professional network and building professional capacity. Thus CPR is much more than a ‘review’ in the conventional sense of the word.

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Where and when will the course take place?

The course will take place in your school, on a day that suits you.

What are the course objectives?

  • Flatten the usual hierarchies, so the representatives from each stakeholder group can work together as equals.
  • Find out how action research can benefit children in all areas of their learning.
  • Explore what listening to children’s voices means, and identify a collaborative research question for your school.
  • Explore ways of researching (practicalities and ethics), and make practical plans for action research in your school.
  • Reflect on and plan logistics, considering Ofsted’s expectations and the role of evidence from within and beyond school.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.