Children's Voices one-day professional development course (with Cambridge Primary Review Trust)

£1,000.00 + £200.00 UK VAT

We will work with you to arrange a date that suits you.


An accredited Pearson trainer will visit your school.



In partnership with Cambridge Primary Review TrustTransform children’s learning by involving them as participants and decision-makers in their education.

Developed in collaboration with the Cambridge Primary Review Trust, this one-day course will assist you in actively involving your children as participants in evaluating and improving their learning experiences, through collaborative action research.

Why choose this day?

In 1989, Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child laid out the need to hear children’s views ‘in all matters affecting the child’.

Do you believe that children have a right to be involved in decisions about their learning? Do you want your children to develop deep understanding of true democracy, and become truly engaged in their learning by knowing that their opinions are listened to and respected? If so, this course is for you.

Your consultant will help you to think about questions such as:

  • How does your school listen to children’s voices?
  • How do you engage with children’s ideas for change in your classroom and school?
  • How can adults and children collaborate on school change?
  • How does listening to children help you engage with Ofsted’s expectations?

Who from our school should attend?

This is a course with a difference, designed for children and adults working together. Each participant should be carefully chosen by the school community in advance, to represent a stakeholder group, i.e. pupils, teachers, senior leadership team, governors and parents. You can have a maximum of 25 delegates, including the following:

  •  At least one member of staff from each of the key stages
  • A member of the governing body
  • The head or deputy or member of senior leadership team
  • Children representing each key stage (youngest children Y2)

Because you won’t have the whole staff there, and children will be included, you won’t need to fit this into an INSET day.

Where and when will the course take place?

The course will take place in your school, on a day that suits you.

What are the course objectives?

  • Flatten the usual hierarchies, so the representatives from each stakeholder group can work together as equals.
  • Find out how action research can benefit children in all areas of their learning.
  • Explore what listening to children’s voices means, and identify a collaborative research question for your school.
  • Explore ways of researching (practicalities and ethics), and make practical plans for action research in your school.
  • Reflect on and plan logistics, considering Ofsted’s expectations and the role of evidence from within and beyond school.

What does the agenda look like?

Here is an indicative agenda (this will be adjusted in discussion with your consultant, to allow children to attend their usual break-time and lunch):

Children's Voice Course Agenda

How to book

Add the course to your basket and then checkout when you’re ready. After your purchase confirmation, you will be sent an email by our Primary Training Team. This will ask you to provide three possible course dates that suit your school. (Please give us at least 3 weeks notice. Thank you.)

For purchasing queries, please call Customer Services on 0845 630 2222 or email If you have already purchased your course and have a query about your booking, please  call 0844 372 2125 or email 



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