chapter  7.1
Engaging with Pupils
Listening to the voices of children and young people
WithCarol Robinson
Pages 11

Engaging with pupils involves listening to pupils about issues that matter to them and that affect their experiences in school. This unit focuses on outlining ways in which adults in schools can engage with pupils, and the benefits of this for both teachers and pupils. Within the unit we start by considering the terms used when referring to pupil engagement work, we consider the importance of building mutually respectful teacher-pupil relationships, and we identify ways in which teachers can engage with those they teach. We draw attention to how implementing strategies focused on engaging with pupils can make learning more meaningful for pupils and, as a result, improve the learning and experiences of children and young people in schools.