Student Voice in Schools

  • David Morris


The central aim of this chapter will be to look at how the principal stakeholders in schools—the pupils themselves—can develop partnerships with teachers and become involved in decision-making processes which in turn entertains debates concerning relationships between pupils and teachers themselves. The aspect of student voice considered to be most relevant here therefore concerns the notion of trust between pupils and teachers. However, there needs to be acknowledgement of the political dimensions, such as school leadership and school policy, which underpin and determine how student voice activity may manifest itself in schools. The relationship between pupils and teachers—and the degrees of trust and empathy which exists between them—is of fundamental importance and interest because the tapestry of this book relates directly to a process of role reversal which involved pupils taking a lead in teacher professional development (TPD) activity.


Student-teacher relationships Student voice School leadership 


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