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Putting Children in the Driving Seat – Pupil participation in the context of the primary school – Cardiff

Date: 14 March 2019
Registration: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Course: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: cardiff


This one day course will focus on how to transform your school into a pupil led learning organisation. Practical pedagogical ideas underpinned by sound theoretical principles and how it has successfully been put into practice in real school settings. Giving pupils a voice and a choice in their learning helps them become ambitious, resilient, independent learners.

Gill Ellis, an Executive Headteacher, will be delivering this course following an outstanding inspection report by ESTYN on June 2018. She will be sharing ideas and demonstrate outstanding feature in the wide range of responsibilities that pupils undertake and the very positive impact these have on standards of behaviour, the quality of provision, and pupils’ wellbeing and learning within her both schools.

Gill Ellis was renowned for the pupil leadership team works particularly effectively alongside staff and governors to observe lessons and to provide feedback to pupils and teachers to improve the quality of teaching and to discuss their work. As a result of these leadership roles, a significant number of pupils develop highly effective leadership and life skills and therefore she is keen to share these with you and guiding you and your school through this course and school visit.

Exclusive offer:

Gill Ellis is also inviting you to her school to experience and overlook the way pupils participate in the school and to guide on how this could work for you at your school. (Schools are based in Torfaen, South Wales area).


Day 1: Pupil participation course with Gill Ellis – 14 March

Day 2: School visit to see pupil participation in action with Gill Ellis – 15 March


£390 + VAT early bird Cardiff

£450 + VAT standard rate Cardiff


Accommodation is not included but can be arrange by NSM Training & Consultancy Ltd.


• To understand how to involve pupils in policy making;

• To developing pupils as resilient learner;

• To know how to use pupil participation groups to monitor classroom learning e.g. learning detectives;

• To know how to use pupil participation groups to monitor pupil voice;

• To know and understand how to give pupils a voice in curriculum planning and teaching;

• To know how to involve pupils in effective self-evaluation and school development planning;

• To know how to have effective school to school pupil participation.


Course Leader

Gill Ellis


United Kingdom
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Target Audience

All leaders in schools


“It has given me an insight of what outstanding pupil participation is and the steps involved to get there. Very worthwhile training!”
“Evaluated our current strategies and gave us a focus for improvement. Channelled our energy with a new framework and curriculum with the children as the main focus.”
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  • Spot on! I left with lots of food for thought and lots of actions. The time flew despite it being a long day. The venue was super.

  • I found it to be an excellent course both in way of content delivery. Very thought provoking and of great benefit to me as a governor in the personnel and disciplinary committees. Thank you.

  • Absolutely brilliant. Good pace, snappy, relevant, great advice, ideas and content. Thank you.

  • Excellent trainer and training. Very good delivery. I am very interested in more courses available! The training has helped me to look back at ways of becoming effective.

  • Excellent-lovely manner of presenter – human, funny, engaging. Excellent content- just what I wanted – with very supportive work book. Really want to go on and try some of the techniques and read the book.

  • Absolutely fantastic. It was so relevant and so applicable. Ellen was so approachable for answering questions and opening up. Possibly life-changing! So adaptable to the needs/wishes of the group. Thank you very much.

  • Brilliant! Very knowledgeable trainer with lots of examples I can use in school. The whole day was packed full of great ideas and very current information from Ofsted. Lots of good practise that I can take back to school. Thank you.

  • Excellent! The most beneficial course I’ve attended in years. Re-inspired me to put into practise some of the things I’d stopped doing.

    L. Watt, Sharnbrook Upper School
  • Excellent! Clearly presented. Excellent course materials with practical ideas and resources which may be adapted. We look forward to implementing the 6 week programme which is highly relevant to the students we work with. This has left me with skills which may be used tomorrow and a programme to develop and implement in the future. Diolch!

    N. Morgan, Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr
  • Training was highly relevant. Lots of good information and advice from both the trainer and staff from other schools. Really enjoyed this training today. Catherine did a great training session.

    L. Robb, Cranhill Primary, Scotland