Making their voice heard

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MORPETH’S high school has finished runner-up in a national competition thanks to its innovative use of Student Voice software.

More than 1,700 votes were cast in the first stage of EducationGuardian’s Classroom Innovation Awards leading to King Edward VI School reaching the final three secondary schools nationally to be shortlisted.

Using computer technology, staff have set up a platform to give pupils of all abilities the chance to put forward their ideas about school lessons and services.

The system is based on an encrypted online platform so their views are completely anonymous.

For reaching the final, a presentation on how KEVI uses the software within its award-winning Student Voice, Leadership and Enrichment Programme was made during this year’s BETT Show at the London Olympia. The event is the largest educational technology exhibition in the world.