Pupil Voice

At Davies Lane, we believe in consulting pupils on matters that affect them and involving them in school decision-making; this is known as Pupil Voice. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states:


Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.


We believe that giving pupils a voice:

• Encourages pupils to become active participants in a democratic society

• Contributes to achievement and attainment


There are a number of ways we ascertain the views of our pupils. These include questionnaires, Year 6 exit polls and through a range of pupil groups. At Selwyn we have a number of pupil groups responsible for representing the opinions and views of children on a variety of things that affect our school community.


Playground Advocates


Our playground advocate scheme plays an important part in creating a safe, friendly, happy and peaceful atmosphere for children during breaktimes and lunchtimes.


Who are they?

Year 6 children take on the role of Playground Advocates. The Advocates really enjoy their responsibilities, and not only do they make the playground a happy place for all the children, but also offer a great help to the staff on duty at lunchtime.


What are our key areas of responsibility?


To help all children to learn how to play cooperatively with each other.

To help children resolve minor conflicts.

Teach children to play a wider range of games.

Help lonely children make more friends.

To manage playground equipment, ensuring a fair and enjoyable experience

Most importantly, being available as a friend to all the other children.


How do we spot them?
 Look out for our bright high visibility jackets in the playground and come and say hello!




Davies Lane Primary School,

Davies Lane,



E11 3DR




Main Telephone:

020 8539 2466



020 8523 3230




Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Bronwen Chalmers





School hours

Office Hours

8.00am - 4.30pm

Davies Lane is operated by Arbor Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10234376.


The registered office is at

Arbor Academy Trust, Davies Lane Primary School, Davies Lane, Leytonstone, London.  E11 3DR