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New Waltham Academy Pupil Voice

Health Education


We value the views of our pupils and hold termly informal chats with groups of pupils from Year 1-Year 6 to hear what they think about each subject.

As Health Education lead I had a group of children age ranging from Early Years to Year 6 to share their thoughts and feelings with each other as well as myself. 

February 2024


In our pupil voice this term, we focused on what the children enjoy about their health education lessons. Teachers also held discussions with the children about what they had voiced previously (see February 2023) and actions subject leaders have made, to act upon some of these things. Children understand that leaders cannot change everything, but that their voice and opinions are taken into consideration.


February 2023

We celebrated all things Health Education in with sharing some work we have enjoyed; and thought about the question

What do we think about Health Education as a subject?

Our thoughts (quotes from the children):

‘I think HE is important because it tells you what is good and not so good for you’

‘It teaches us about our bodies and our feelings.’

‘It helps you lead to success in life, and how to be a good person.’

‘I think it is important because it help you learn about what is right and wrong.’

‘I think HE is fun and good’

‘It helps me be a good friend’

‘It helps me to be happy and helps my emotions’


I asked the children what they would maybe like to learn or do more about in Health Education.

Things the children would like more of:

More about body parts

More artwork ways to show learning

Keep helping me learn how to be a good person

First, we discussed the question 'What is Health Education?' and we collected our thoughts and ideas. We gathered these together by working collaboratively and created a word cloud using all of the words that we associate with Health Education. These ideas are displayed below: