4 pupils from each year group make up an energetic group of pupils represent student voice at our school by regularly meeting up with Miss Stephens and Miss Wilson. Year R through Year 6 are the different year groupings. Every student in Classes R through 6 have the chance to run for school council and represent their class.
At the beginning of the school year, there are elections for each class , and all students are eligible to participate. As part of our school focus on British values, pupils are voted for by their peers for the role (democracy). In the school council, the students with the most votes represent their respective classes
Democracy is an important value at our school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council, Worship Council, Eco-Council and Pupil Leadership Team. The elections of members of the School Council are based on pupil votes. Each class elects two people to represent their views. Pupils nominated for the other councils are through teacher nomination of pupils who have shown flare or an interest in the councils main aims.
Rule of Law:
The importance of laws and rules, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the police, fire service etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.
We have improved playtime by providing sponge footballs, rearranged seating, been pro-active at checking the playground for litter and provided a rota for football and for visiting the memorial garden.
We have instigated a name check for PE kit to help stop kit getting lost. We are proud to be involved in planting a tree to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
We also lead our school in supporting our community. This has included organizing a vote to enable children to decide which charities we would like to support this year: St Michael’s Hospice, Cancer Research, Many Tears, Guide dogs for the blind and our link school of New Rock Foundation School in Kampala, Uganda. We all enjoyed running a massive Bring and Buy sale.
We hope to become involved in appointing new teachers when appropriate.
The council members participate in discussions during regular meetings. To make sure they are speaking for the interests of the pupils, the council members bring the opinions of their peers to the meeting. Additionally, they provide feedback and let their students know what was discussed.