Our school council consists of all pupils within the school because we feel that all of their views, opinions and voices should be heard. We have a communications team who are made up of two class teachers and our Year 6 ambassadors who present monthly debating questions to all pupils for them to discuss and debate as classes. Their views and opinions are filled out on a Google Form and the communication teams collate the information to share with the leadership team.
The discussed topics alternate each month between school improvement and worldwide topics so that we look at ways to improve our school but also implement ways of protecting the entire world. This will give the children an understanding of a democracy as they have the chance to vote, put their arguments forward and listen to others views. This will also help the children to learn about current affairs and world issues in a democratic way. Discussing these issues will help to develop good citizens for our future.
Our school council system follows our values and core beliefs of our Taking on the World Curriculum. Children are more confident to share views, they are better listeners, more empathetic and they are great communicators.