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!
What is a Pupil Advocate?
An advocate is a trusted person that cares about your feelings. We also help your mental health and your well-being. If you are sad, we will try our best to make you feel happy. If you are angry, we will try our best to calm you down. But most of all, if you feel low or your number on the roar rainbow scale is low then you can always come to us for a chat. If you come to us with a problem that is too big both for you and I, we will speak to our mentor, Miss Mooney, to make sure you get the best support you can.
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. The main characteristics of a good pupil advocate are:
- Good listener
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.
I like being an advocate because I am a good listener and it is really rewarding to know that people trust me to help them with their problems. It is a very important role in our school, I am filled with pride to be trusted with this job.
Sometimes, I find it stressful when people have problems and I don’t know what to do about them. But I have learnt how to deal with problems without stressing by going to an adult who can help sort out a problem.
What types of problems do Pupil Advocates solve?
Pupil advocates solve lots of 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.