We believe the school council plays an important role in providing opportunities for our pupils to become partners in their own education and make positive contributions to the school environment and ethos. We aim to do this by allowing children to have a ‘voice’, hearing and valuing their opinions and ideas. This helps to develop pupils’ recognition of themselves as worthwhile individuals with a right to be heard.
At St John’s, we believe that feeling valued helps to develop and promote self-confidence, social skills, responsible behaviour towards each other and towards teachers and adult members of staff.
School council helps to develop pupil knowledge, skills and understanding of how to contribute to society as a whole and what it means to be an active citizen. One of the ways we do this is by raising funds for local and wider causes.
The Pupil Voice Book
In each class there is a pupil book, where suggestions for improvement within the school can be placed. These are then discussed at our School Council meetings. Then the school council members will feedback to their respective classes.
Our School Council helps us all to work together towards a common goal. We are learning how to become more responsible and how to play a positive role in our local and wider community.
The School Council Members
At the start of the school year each class choose their school council representatives. The role of the school council representative is to represent their class members at school council meetings.
We are delighted to introduce you to our School Council for the this academic year:
Maple: Zachary and Ayda
Lilac: Alex and Bethany
Willow: Ryan and Polly
Magnolia: Luke and Tori
Achievements so far this year 2021-22:
The school council have helped to update the playground equipment for playtimes and lunchtimes.
They helped raise lots of money by selling poppies before and after school each day leading up to 11th November.
For Children In Need, they came up with the idea of asking every child to dress up in something yellow and/or spotty, to help raise money for the charity.
The school council did an assembly about road safety. Each school council member created their own Be Bright Be Seen poster to reminded children and adults that they should wear something bright when walking in the dark so, they can been seen. They also talked about holding hands when crossing the road and waiting until it is safe to cross before doing so.