Enhancing the Pupil Voice in 2019

Tootoot are now offering schools a free trial of their award-winning pupil voice and anti-bullying app! Tootoot’s founder Michael Brennan explains how tootoot can support your school, and why you should sign-up for the free trial today.

tootoot admin dashIn recent years there has been a rise in the wellbeing and mental health issues raised by children and young people, in part this is due to the unique pressures young people face with things such as social media and exam stress.

It has been recognised that children identify and report more concerns, such as mental health and homophobic bullying, than are reported by their teachers; showing a clear need for tools that make it easier for pupils to speak-up about their concerns.

Research released in Autumn 2018 found that pupils are more likely to seek support for mental health online, using digital tools such as phone apps to speak up about their concerns.

I want all young people to have the key to unlock the support they need to reach their full potential which is why I founded tootoot, the app that makes it easier for pupils to speak-up confidentially, and ensure that all pupil concerns are raised, listened to and resolved.

Tootoot saves lives
I used my experiences of bullying to create a pupil voice app that is trusted by over 15,000 teachers to enhance wellbeing and safeguarding for their pupils, making it easier for pupils to speak-up and feel that their concerns are listened to and properly resolved.

When I started tootoot my hope was that it would help just one pupil speak-up. Tootoot has already saved lives, giving over a quarter of a million children the opportunity to speak-up about concerns such as bullying, cyberbullying, grooming and mental health concerns:

“tootoot is my only friend” – North West Primary Pupil

“I really need to speak to you because lately I’ve been thinking about life and how I just hate mine and how I just want to die”- Primary Pupil

“One of our learners was living in a tent in a local park, we only discovered this because they spoke-up using the tootoot app” – North East Learning Provider

Tootoot and Ofsted
Tootoot also supports schools with their Ofsted inspections, making it quicker and easier for teachers to gather data about bullying and safeguarding incidents as well as demonstrating how effectively the staff and pupils deal with instances of bullying behaviour.

“Tootoot has been an amazing addition to our school. It has helped us learn about a number of pupil concerns earlier than we would have learned about them with traditional methods such as face-to-face reporting.

It has also given our SLT the data needed to make informed decisions about how best to support our pupils.

During our recent Ofsted Inspection, the inspectors were really impressed with tootoot and how we used the system. We used the dashboard reports from tootoot to demonstrate to the Ofsted inspectors the positive impact our curriculum, safeguarding and wellbeing activities have had for our pupil groups – it was received really well.”

Try tootoot for free
Tootoot are now offering schools a free four-week trial of this award-winning pupil voice and anti-bullying platform. Sign your school up here tootoot.co.uk/sign-up.

For more information you can visit tootoot.co.uk or email freetrials@tootoot.co.uk. You can also follow tootoot on twitter @tootootofficial

Written by Michael Brennan on January 17, 2019 13:02


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