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:
Magnolia - Sienna and Noah
Willow-Elyse and Arnie.
Achievements so far this year:
They also helped to raise money for Children in Need by coming up with the theme of dressing up in sports gear for money. They also led a whole school work out. They helped to keep the school noticeboard up to date with information for all the adults. They spoke to the school Governors about what the like about school and how being a school council member makes them feel. They also showed the Governors some pieces of school work the are most proud of.
The School Council went outside school to remind parents and carers to turn off their engines whilst they are waiting for the children.