Pupil Voice

At Silverhill we strive to provide the opportunity for pupils to become partners in their own education and to make a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos. Through our curriculum we develop and promote childrens self-confidence, social skills and their responsible behaviour towards each other and towards their teachers and adult members of staff.

Though our School Council we develop the pupils knowledge, skills and understanding of how to contribute to society as a whole and what it means to be an active citizen. A core aim is to develop pupils effective speaking and listening skills as well as being able to recognize themselves as worthwhile individuals with a right to be heard.

The purpose of the School Council is to allow the children to have a voice and to share their opinions and ideas with others. The meetings allow children to become more responsible and actively involved in the decision-making process of the school.

Through our curriculum we feel it is critical to develop important life-skills which promote positive mental health and social welfare -emotional literacy, critical and moral reasoning, self-esteem, self-awareness, communication skills, relationship skills and assertiveness.