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Ysgol Gynradd Coed-y-Garn Primary School

Pupil Leadership Team


At Coed-y-Garn we are very proud of our Pupil Parliament. Each academic year, two children are elected to represent their class as pupil leaders within various pupil voice groups (e.g. Criw Cymraeg, Wellbeing Ambassadors, Growth Mindset Ambassadors, Digital Leaders, Eco Committee). Their role is to contribute their pupil voice to school improvement. The UNCRC Rights for the Child states ‘Children have the right to say what they think should happen and be listened to’ (Article 12).


The year 6 pupils from each pupil voice group then combine to create a Pupil Parliament. They meet once every half term (and sometimes use the local Council Committee Room to chair meetings).


Pupil Voice groups and Pupil Parliament help to develop skills that enable children to become ethical, informed citizens, creative contributors and ambitious, capable learners. Year 6 Parliament members also have the opportunity to represent the school whilst attending Grand Council meetings within the wider community.

Pupil Leadership Team



Congratulations to ...

 Matilda (Head girl)

 Imogen (Deputy Head girl)

 Tyler (Head boy)

 (Michael Deputy Head boy)


The Pupil Leadership Team represent pupil voice when attending School Improvement meetings with Mrs Cairns, our Headteacher. They have a huge responsibility and make important decisions that reflect the wishes of all pupils at Coed y Garn. They really do contribute to making CYG are better, safer and happier school! They meet with Mrs Cairns at least twice a half term and take part in exciting school projects.


Year 6 pupils from the Pupil Parliament also gain the opportunity to be members of the Grand Council. Grand Council Members attend 3 meetings each year and support change at CYG as well as wider community. They are offered the opportunity to collaborate with pupils from across Blaenau Gwent.


Last year Year 6 were also given the opportunity to work with the Senedd. They contributed to various questionnaires and took part in classroom workshops led by Elin. Year 6 also visited the Senedd and met their local Assembly Member and enjoyed a debate in the Chamber. Local Councillors were also invited into CyG to talk to the children about the role and responsibilities they uphold for the public. I wonder what this year will bring?



We are a Rights Respecting School. Here is a PowerPoint from UNICEF explaining Article 12 - Pupil Voice.

All children who are chosen to be members of the School Council and Pupil Leadership Team develop life long skills that help them to develop into ethical, informed citizens.