We have an active and successful school council.Each class chooses two children to be on the council.Classes have weekly discussions to raise any issues or requests to their councillors.These are then discussed at the full council meetings which take place on Fridays with councillors and the Headteacher.In this way all the children have a very real and active role in ensuring that everyone has a say in what goes on in school.
Examples of changes that have been made through the council are:
·Choosing the Charity of the Year
·Wet play games in every class
·Playtime buddies and peer mediators
·Clocks in the quad and music room
·The tuck shop
·School rights and responsibilities
Rights and Responsibilities
The School Council have worked with the staff of the school to come up with the following agreed rights and responsibilities that apply to everyone in the school community – staff and children alike.
- To work without distraction.
- To feel and be safe in school.
- To be listened to and have an opinion.
- To a balanced curriculum that challenges us.
- To make mistakes and have a growth mindset.
- To go to the office when hurt or ill.
- To make friends.
- To be yourself and enjoy school.
- To be treated fairly.
- To not interfere with others.
- To walk in the quad and school building.
- To not ride scooters and bikes on the school playground.
- To look after school equipment and keep the school tidy
- To listen and show manners.
- To come to school prepared.
- To be honest and do our best.
- To look after ourselves and each other.
- To speak to and treat others with respect, and be kind.
- To be a good friend and citizen
- To respect each other’s culture and beliefs and treat everyone the same.
These agreed principles form the basis of our mutual expectations in school and are reviewed every September.