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New Waltham Academy Pupil Voice



We value our pupil’s voice at New Waltham Academy and have now held our first Pupil Voice afternoon. As Languages leader, I had a group of  children formed from years 2 – 6 for the children 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 languages 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


Thoughts on Languages (Spanish):

‘Spanish lessons are fun!’

‘Spanish is challenging but it’s a really good feeling when I start to understand. I feel proud.’

‘Our special events, like the Day of the Kings, are fun.’

‘I love tasting foods from other countries.’

‘It’s interesting to learn a new language.’

‘The parade was fun!’

‘Learning a new language is exciting’


Things the children would like more of:

Food tasting

Role play!

Music and Games


First, we discussed the question 'What is Spanish?' 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 speaking Spanish. These ideas are displayed below: