Pupil Voice at Willow Dene

Pupil voice is a way of listening to the views of our children.  At Willow Dene we are committed to ensuring the voice of every child is heard. All of our work is child centred, so it is essential that the children have a role in ensuring our provision meets their needs.

Our children have diverse ways of communicating and our staff teams are dedicated to understanding and helping our children to express their needs, thoughts, feelings and opinions. Staff work closely with children to ensure that they are acting as an advocate or listening for the underlying message, so that children are able to effectively share what they want to express.

In this section of the website you will find:

  • Our KS3 Blog – a blog for our KS3 students, run by our KS3 students.
  • School Council – meet the School Council representatives and read the minutes from the meetings.

In addition to this, our KS4 students participate in a 'Twitter Takeover' - a block of two weeks every term when KS4 students tweet about what they have been up to. Follow our Twitter account @WillowDeneSch and use the hashtag #KS4TwitterTakeover to see their tweets.

We are also part of an ACE group, an independent board made up of children with SEN from SEN provisions within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The board inform decision making within the council for children and families with SEND.

Willow Dene also have a representative on the Greenwich Young People's Council (GYPC). This is a council within the Royal Borough of Greenwich consisting of young people who represent the views of young people across the borough. This council was created to engage young people in democracy, politics and citizenship.