At Cheam we aim to empower and support all pupils and for even the youngest members of our community to feel heard.
Pupil voice can be transformative within a school setting, harnessing the ideas and experience of pupils is both powerful and progressive. We are good listeners, and we encourage good listening between the children.
We run regular surveys and focus groups with the pupils to monitor their wellbeing and happiness and to explore how they find life at Cheam.
School Councils and Committees
Our School Council, Eco-Committee, Food Committee, Digital Council and Boarding Committee, bring groups together to feed into decision making; including improvements and areas of focus. These groups hold bi-termly meetings with relevant school staff and feedback the wider pupil voice from the school. Children raise concerns or topics for discussion and collectively feel empowered to make change for the benefit of the whole school.
Naturally our senior pupils are well placed to lead pupil voice with their school experience and maturity. Senior pupils are consulted on projects such as uniform changes, facilities changes and site developments. Pupil feedback has recently informed changes the timetable and structure of the school day.