The Big Ambition, Children’s Comissioner Survey for Parents
By now, I hope that you have seen my national campaign The Big Ambition. Please ensure you have shared this survey with the children and parents within your school community.
Children or parents can complete the survey here: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigambition . Further resources are available on our website. See this leaflet which can be shared with parents and displayed in community areas.
It is really important that the pupils at Charlton Park Academy have participated in The Big Ambition survey and had their say.
I want to ensure that the voices of the children in Greenwich are fairly represented in the findings so that I can share their views with the most senior members of the country.
I must reiterate that it is vital that all children have their voice heard through this survey because, as Children’s Commissioner for England, I have a statutory duty to protect and promote the views and interests of children. The Big Ambition provides a much-needed opportunity for the children of England to tell political decision makers what is important to them ahead of the General Election. I will be sharing their responses with Government to ensure that children’s voices are heard.
This survey is for all children aged 0-18, parents, carers / other adults can complete on behalf of children who are under 6 or for children who need extra assistance.
Please share the survey and resources with teachers in your school and encourage them to use it in their lessons. Children can complete the survey in assemblies, form times, PSHE or in other lessons this term. The survey can also be done as homework and parents can assist children who cannot complete the survey themselves (children under 5 and children with Special Educational Needs). This is a great opportunity to teach children about politics and why it is important for them to use their voice!
Please do get in touch if you have any problems. My team is happy to support with the roll out in any way we can.
Dame Rachel De Souza
Children’s Commissioner for England