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The Big Ambition

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By now, we hope that you have seen a national campaign called The Big Ambition.

It is really important that the pupils at Holmer Green Junior School participate in The Big Ambition survey and have their say.

We want to ensure that the voices of all children in High Wycombe and surrounding areas are fairly represented in the findings, so that their views can be shared with the most senior members of the country.

It must be reiterated 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 the Government to ensure that children’s voices are heard.

This survey and resources will be shared with teachers in our school and they will be encouraged to use them in their lessons. Children can complete the survey in assemblies, 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. Be sure to check out the lesson plans on my website if you want to teach your pupils more about politics before they fill in the survey!

Children or parents can complete the survey here: Further resources are available on the following website.

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.

Yours sincerely,

Dame Rachel De Souza

Children’s Commissioner for England