Sign up for Pupil Voice Week 2019

Tootoot CEO and founder Michael Brennan has written to invite you to Pupil Voice Week 2019, running from the 23rd - 27th September!



Last year over 270,000 pupils from around the world celebrated the week, and this year will be the biggest yet, with more partners and free resources than ever before.



Pupil Voice Week is an initiative started by tootoot, we are a pupil voice and safeguarding app used by over 600 schools across the UK. The week is now in its fourth year, and with the help of our partners Internet Matters, eAware, Safeguarding Essentials, TrainingSchoolz, Kidscape, Ditch The Label and Madlug we have created a range of lesson activities, lesson plans and assemblies and staff training for your school to enjoy.

Our aim is to educate pupils about the benefits of using their voice, encouraging a long-term change of culture beyond the dates of the week. We hope that by providing schools with the knowledge and resources required to help you promote the importance of the pupil voice, more of your children and young people will speak-up about the issues that are concerning them, with a view to creating a positive change in the future.

With the theme ‘Our Voice’ Pupil Voice Week this year focuses on encouraging pupils to unite their voices and speak out about issues that are affecting their community.

We want every child to believe that their voice contributes towards a happier and safer world, and that by speaking up they are making a real difference. Which is why the Pupil Voice Week provides the tools to help teach your pupils about what a positive voice is, how they can use their voices and ways they can work together to create a happier world.

Your free resource pack also covers topics such as anti-bullying and cyberbullying to highlight to children and young people the impact their voices can have when they don’t use them positively.

Click here to register your school for free.

Written by Michael Brennan on September 05, 2019 12:18

LGBT+ Bullying in Schools

Tootoot launch free World Pride celebration toolkit


Tootoot LGBT FlagJune marks the start of Pride month, a time to celebrate diversity, promote equal rights and recognise the contributions that LGBT+ people have made to the world.

Whilst society has come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, LGBT+ people still face stigma and prejudice in their everyday lives.

This prejudice can start early in an individual’s life, young people who identify as LGBT+ are more likely to be bullied in school and, in 2017, Stonewall found that 45 per cent of LGBT+ pupils in Britain’s schools were bullied for being LGBT+.

This can significantly affect the mental health of LGBT+ pupils when they are older - there is overwhelming research showing the correlation between being bullied as an adolescent LGBT+ person and developing serious mental illnesses later on in life. (Nancy L. Beckerman & Charles Auerbach, 2014)

There has been new legislation brought in this year giving better to guidance to schools about how to teach topics such as LGBT+ relationships and identities to their pupils. This will help pupils to understand that there is nothing wrong with being LGBT+ and will in turn help to remove prejudices and discrimination.

Since launching, tootoot has supported over 140 students to speak-up about LGBT+ cases ranging from homophobic bullying and name-calling to hate crimes. The number of cases reported on tootoot increased by 144 per cent between 2016 and 2018. This could reflect that already pupils have an increased awareness of what LGBT+ discrimination is, and are choosing to seek support for it using tootoot.

For Pride month we have created a free toolkit to help your school celebrate pride, improve awareness and make it easier for your students to speak-up.

Your toolkit will include:

  • Free targeted resources to encourage LGBT+ inclusiveness in your school
  • Access to tootmood – the simple feedback app that makes it easy to track the feelings and attitudes of your pupils
  • Access to tootoot – the pupil voice software that gives pupils a simple and trusted way to talk about any concerns

Click here to sign-up to the toolkit and we will be in contact shortly after.

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Written by Michael Brennan on June 06, 2019 08:45

Sign-up to Tootoot’s Pupil Voice Week 2018.

After a record-breaking year last year, with over 150,000 pupils joining, tootoot’s Pupil Voice Week is back and bigger than ever.

Running from the 24th – 28th September, this year’s Pupil Voice Week has more partners and resources than ever before to help schools celebrate.

With the theme ‘Use Your Voice’ Pupil Voice Week this year will celebrate all of the incredible things that happen when our children and young people use their voice to speak-up about the things that are important to them.

Children and young people are our future and hold a huge potential for the communities they are part of. We know that when children feel valued and confident to speak-up it creates a positive force for change.


We want children around the world to feel comfortable to speak-up about anything; empowering children’s voices should be at the core of everything we aim to do which is why the Pupil Voice Week activities, lesson plans and resources focus on the idea that it’s good to speak-up, and that if we want to make a positive change in our communities children’s voices have to be a part of that.

It is time to act now and work together to make sure that this becomes a reality. Sign-up and download the resources and activities. Let’s celebrate the pupil voice together.

Receive your free support and resources by signing up at pupilvoiceweek.co.uk, and join the celebration on social media from the 24th – 28th September using #PupilVoiceWeek and tag @tootootofficial.


Written by Michael Brennan on September 13, 2018 09:16


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