Voice of the pupils

Primaries are more successful than secondary schools at using pupils' opinions to influence the learning environment, says a study commissioned by the General Teaching Council for England. Primary pupils can experience a "loss of ownership" over their education when they transfer to secondary, say academics from Cambridge University, who carried out the study. Schools should consult pupils on teaching and learning, not just on school rules, says the report, which examined 26 schools over six months.

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