What is the School Council?
Our school council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them.
At St.Mary's, our school council is a group of children that represents the views of all our pupils. It gives our children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
What do we do?
We take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to our class. At times we are requested to ask our class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. We meet regularly with Mrs Duffield to discuss ways in which we feel we can influence the school for the better. These may be ideas to improve playtimes, after school clubs, lessons or what charities we want to support through fund-raising activities. Each councillor is elected by their peers at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected. This develops children’s understanding of one of British values: democracy. They also understand that with democracy comes responsibility.
Who are we?
A new school council is elected each year and is made up of 2 representatives from each class from Year 1 to Year 6. All school council representatives are elected by their peers at the beginning of each academic year.
Year 1 - Amyah and Freddy
Year 2 - Patrick and Freya
Year 3 - Marigold and Samuel
Year 4 - Isaac and Lauren
Year 5 -Jude and Esme
Year 6 - Annie and Sebastian
Our recent achievements
Last year our school council designed and liaised with a landscape gardener to build a school prayer garden. Everyone loves having a place to reflect and pray together.