Lesson 2, Topic 2
In Progress

What are ‘Principles’?

Lesson Progress
0% Complete

If you were to internet search “principles for students”, you’ll get lots of information about principles for learning, but the focus audience tends to be for teachers and staff, and what they should give/set for students, rather than the other way around. But, principles for students are important too, to give guidelines of how to conduct oneself, especially within Student Voice.

Here are some example Principles specifically for Student Voice from the NASUWT website:

  • Student Voice activities should make a positive and demonstrable contribution to the life of the school
  • Student Voice activities should be part of a system that values and respects the views of all members of the school community including staff
  • Student Voice activities and polices must be consistent with and support work to promote equality and diversity and tackle discrimination and prejudice
  • Approaches to Student Voice must be inclusive and give all pupils an opportunity to participate.

For more information, please see this external link: https://www.nasuwt.org.uk/advice/in-the-classroom/children-and-young-people/student-voice.html

Again, these principles, and the website itself, has a focus on teachers and staff as their primary audience, but it is good to consider how the ‘adults’ of your institution should be implementing Student Voice in the first place, giving you space, energy and time to explore and use your Student Voice!

‘Discussion’ Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash