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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 RE lead, I had a group of children formed from Early Years to Year 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 religious 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


Thoughts on RE):

‘I like learning about other religions.’

‘Like learning about God.’


‘Like learning about different celebrations’


‘It’s hard’



Things the children would like more of:

‘I want to learn more about Jesus’

‘Different types of prayer’

‘More about Christians and Christmas’


Crafts - such as making Christingles, advent wreaths

Visits – to a place of worship


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