We believe that a successful school is one where our students feel empowered to have a say on how the school is run, and are encouraged to use their voices collectively
Our School Councils are the main forums for our students to have their voices heard. With one representative from each class or tutor group, our three School Councils (Senior, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 1 & Early Years) meet once a week to discuss the issues important to them.
Having a voice in the school that can bring about changes they’d like to see helps our students to feel valued and increases their sense of self worth. The process of collective decision making also helps them to understand the responsibility of being part of a community and how to respect and operate within democratic processes.
The School Councils, although supervised by our teachers, are chaired and run by students and discuss the issues students bring up. Recently they’ve managed to successfully ask the school for more play facilities, resulting in a new climbing frame in the Primary playground, as well as deciding together which charities the school should support throughout the year, giving our students an extra stake in our fundraising efforts.