Pupil Voice


The 'Have Your Say' board.

At New Hall we know how important it is for all pupils to be involved in school life and to be listened to.

Our 'Have Your Say' board is an opportunity for the pupils to write about the matters that concern them and those thoughts are noted and actioned accordingly.

To this end we actively encourage participation in a range of additional responsibilities which impact on whole school decisions.

School Council


The School Council at one of their meetings.

In September, all Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils take part in a secret ballot at our own polling station in order to elect two representatives per class for the School Council. Once the successful candidates have been announced, they are very busy for the rest of the year!

What the role of a school councillor involves:

  • Taking great pride in working together to make school an even better place.
  • Wear school councillor badges so everyone knows who they need to talk about making changes.
  • Meet at least once a fortnight to discuss topics that will help develop our school and the wider community.
  • Listen carefully to our peers and record their opinions in our school council books to share at the next meeting.
  • Share all our decisions with our teachers and classmates.
  • Try to be excellent role models for the other children.

What do you like about being a councillor?

  • "We have important meetings and make lots of decisions about our school. We decided on the new school rules!"
  • "We get to meet children from other school councils too."
  • "We love organising and hosting our annual New Hall's Got Talent contest."
Year 2016/17 School Council Members
Team Thomas Millie
Team Palmer Ben
Team Roberts Demi-Lee
Team Steadman Emaan
Team Davis Maddison
Team Spencer Ellie
Team Toomer Isobel
Team Whateley Kaydee
Team Edwards Mollie
Team Wood Shakira
Team Durning Lanai
Team Gilbert Keion

Head Boy and Girl

In 2016/17 our Head Boy is Boe, and Head Girl is Elen.

What do you have to do in your role at New Hall?

  • "I have to do Starburst (assembly) and when we have photo day I have to get all of the classes and children, I also have to give a tour round our school and hold the doors open to parents when it is Starburst."
  • "As Head Girl at New Hall I stand up in school assembly and greet parents and hand out awards. One of my main jobs is greeting governors and important visitors to our school."

What do you enjoy most about being at New Hall?

  • "I enjoy being Head Boy and playing for the school football team and doing life saving club in the morning on Wednesday (Swimming Club)."
  • "What I enjoy about being at New Hall is seeing my friends and seeing all the lovely teachers. I enjoy learning and laughing with teachers and friends."

House Captains

Our House Captains for 2016/17 are:

  • Bracebridge – Anoushka and Tuneye
  • Longmoor – Emmie and Shavoy
  • Powell – Ben and Elle
  • Wyndley – Tobi and Yusra

What do you have to do in your role at New Hall?

  • "We have to organise House events, making sure everyone has a fair chance at representing their House."
  • "We have to be a good role model with our behaviour in and out of school."
  • "We have to encourage the younger members of our House and be supportive of them around school."

What do you enjoy most about being at New Hall?

  • "Being given roles and responsibilities in Year 6."
  • "Being involved with helping the younger children."
  • "We enjoy all the trips we go on linked to our themes but we are really excited about the Year 6 Residential Trip."
  • "We have large grounds and good outdoor play equipment that is fun to use."

Peer Tutors

What do you have to do as a Peer Tutor at New Hall?

  • "We have a younger child and help them to learn a few key words by playing a game. Then they colour in a sheet and we pick new words."

What do you enjoy most about being a Peer Tutor?

  • "The thing I most enjoyed about being a peer tutor was working with Year 1 children and helping them to learn their words."
  • "I was very proud of my pupil because she learnt lots of words."

What do pupils gain from Peer Tutoring?

  • Year 5: "We have responsibility and it helps to improve our relationships."
  • Year 1: The children learn how to read their words correctly and have a bit of fun.

Peer Mediators

What do you have to do as a Peer Mediator at New Hall?

  • "My job as a Peer Mediator is to help children who have problems with their relationships, etc. I hope to help people have happy times at school."
  • "Make sure that everyone's happy and not lonely. If they have a problem at dinner time I hope they will come to a Peer Mediator to sort it out."
  • "My job as a Peer Mediator is to help children if they have a problem and I hope I can make them feel happy."

What do you enjoy most about being at New Hall?

  • "I like the den because it's nice and if you don't want to go outside you can come in here, and that you do jobs and feel safe all the time."
  • "I enjoy the teachers, people, and get a job and make people feel safe."
  • "Being a Peer Mediator and make sure they do be happy at school and feel safe."