At The Priory, we feel that it is imperative that our children have a voice and are listened to. Therefore, we have an active school council where weekly meetings are held. Before the children choose their representatives, it is important that they understand the roles and responsibilities of being a member. Each class holds a discussion around what the role entails and why it is important for our school. A democratic election is then held and one child is chosen to represent each class at the School Council meetings.
A school council can provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views considered in decisions which impact upon them. The children will be involved in making improvements to the school and developing new or on-going projects. The children will have opportunities to bring up any concerns their classes have, as well as being involved in discussions around different topics that affect our school.
Some of the current topics consist of:
- Reducing air pollution around our school
- Improving Wet Play
- Fundraising for charities
- Starting-up a self-sufficient fruit and veg stall
The meetings are held weekly at lunchtimes and both Miss Bendall and Miss Down will be chairing. We feel that our school council is essential for providing leadership skills and developing opportunities for our pupils.