What is a Pupil Advocate?
A Pupil Advocate is a person that solves al different types of problems. We help people who might be having arguments or potentially getting bullied. If you are sad, we can make you happy again. We will never complain if you want us to help you solve a problem! We always listen and give the best advice we can. If you come to us with a problem that is too big both for you and I, we will speak to our mentor, Miss Duncan, to make sure you get the best support you can. We will always keep your problems private and will not tell other children. We want all children to be happy and leave us with a big smile!
Our Pupil Advocates
Our Pupil Advocates are working very hard to make our school a nicer place to be. We are helping people when they are upset and when they need someone to talk to. If you ever need to talk to someone but you don’t want to speak to an adult, you can come and talk to us!
Our Pupil Advocates from Year 5 are:
- Emily, Maisie, Daniel, George, Kevin, Ruby, Scarlett, Ava, Abigail, Aiden, Ebonie and Jayden
What makes a good Pupil Advocate?
A good pupil advocate listens, understands and sorts your problems out. You must be a good listener to understand a problem and be able to fix things. A good pupil advocate will always make others feel welcome and comfortable, showing you are here to help. A good pupil advocate listens, cares and respects. The main characteristics of a good pupil advocate are:
- Good listener
- Good communicator
What I like about being a Pupil Advocate
I like helping people and when I solve people’s problems, I like seeing them walk away with a big smile on their faces. It can be stressful sometimes when people don’t appreciate your help; however most of the time, people really appreciate what you are doing for them and it fills you with joy and pride. It’s fun and rewarding to be an advocate!
What types of problems do Pupil Advocates solve?
Pupil advocates solve many problems. These can be people arguing or falling out, calling others names, those who are hurt or those who have problems at home. If a problem is too serious to handle, like bullying, children in danger at home from fighting or emotional abuse, we hand over to an adult so that they can try to solve the problem. We also tell an adult if a child is still upset or unhappy after we have tried to solve a problem.