The elected school council members attend twice termly meetings with the Head and Deputy Head as well as other guest members of staff as appropriate, and in relation to the agenda. We aim to make the purpose of each meeting as productive as possible and take time and care to both listen to the concerns of the pupils as well as their suggestions for improvement. Our school council is connected with the wider school community in the hope that we have a cohesive approach to school life. The key potential benefits are:
- Increased self-confidence and learning outcomes for pupils;
- Increased participation in school life;
- Improved communication between pupils and teachers;
- To prepare pupils to play an active role as citizens.
School council representatives are encouraged to engage with their peers in order that they put forward the views of the majority. We actively promote democracy so that every pupil’s voice is heard and this is achieved through quick, pupil-led class meetings. Designated time is given to these meetings to ensure that everyone is heard and has the time to contribute and respond. Class elections are held at the start of each academic year.