Pupil Voice Matters
Pupil voice is highly regarded within the school. One of the ways pupils can express their ideas is via the School Council. The School Council meet weekly to share and discuss views.
Each class across the age ranges, starting from Year 1 through to Year 6, have two main representatives that have been elected by their peers. Year 6 also have ‘Head Pupils’ who join our strong team each term, to allow more children the opportunity to be involved. The children are enthusiastic members and are keen to fulfil their role as a Councillor.
What do the children think about School Council?
- They think it is important that as a Councillor they represent everyone in school and carry forward ideas from their peers in class.
- They believe they should be an outstanding role model to others in school.
- All think it is important to raise money for school and other school-supported charities.
- School Council is fun and they enjoy coming to meetings to discuss important things.
Here are just some of the items School Councillors have looked into over the past few years:
- School lunches
- A pupil-led ‘Art board’
- Raising money for ‘Wet Play’ games
- Raising awareness about positive mental health
- Charity projects
To find out what the School Counsellors have been up to please visit the CHES blog: Gatton Primary School - CHES