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Pupil Voice

Article 12   Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.

Article 29 Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child


At Laurencekirk Primary we work in partnership with children, staff, parents, community and all other stakeholders.  We encourage our students to be effective contributors in learning and school life.  The Pupil Voice is represented through our Pupil and Learning Councils


imagesPupil Council

One pupil from each class has the responsibility to share the opinions of their class about the organisation of the school.  Self-evaluation with children supports the attainment, achievement and wellbeing of all our learners. Our children contribute to continuous improvement to the life and work at Laurencekirk School and the community. This includes the playground, lunchtimes, fund raising and House Events.  Children are also involved in School Services held at Laurencekirk Parish Church.


The aims of the Pupil Council are:

  • To provide opportunities for pupils and staff to be involved in and lead aspects of school improvement.
  • For the whole school community to have a shared understanding of the strengths and improvement needs of the school.
  • For children and young people to confidently engage in reviewing the work of the school.
  • To continue to involve children in self-evaluation and planning for improvement.
  • To ensure the changes made in school have improved outcomes for all.


Learning Council

We provide a wide range of opportunities and support to ensure children and young people can take responsibility for their own learning, successes and achievements. The Learning Council is made up from one representative per class from Nursery through to Primary 7. Our representatives are chosen by the pupils.


The aims of the Learning Council are:

  • To give children a voice in supporting Whole School Improvement.
  • For children to actively engage in communication and discussions about their learning and contribute to future planning.
  • To continue to promote an excellent working environment for all.
  • For pupils and staff to have a shared expectation of excellent teaching and learning.
  • To support young people to take responsibility for their own learning and progress while developing confident individuals leading their own learning and that of others.