Welcome to the Rothwell St Mary’s School Council page 2021/22.
Mrs Sheldon-Price, Mrs Laycock and Mrs Penchion are really looking forward to be working with the council representatives and creating a strong pupil voice and developing a strong democratic ethos.
At Rothwell St Mary’s, we pride ourselves on listening to the views and thoughts of the children and taking everything, they say with vigour. The children are valued and their opinion counts. A good solid School Council Policy will further embed the importance of the children’s voice.
What is a school council?
School Council is a formal group of pupils elected by their peers to represent them and their views. It is also an important way in which schools can provide meaningful leadership opportunities for pupils.
Our aim at Rothwell St Mary’s is to create and support a School Council that allows children to orchestrate their views and be leaders of their own ideas. Children will be able to share their views with the school council and their voice will be heard through them to adults within school.
How will it work?
We will change our candidates each year.
There will be two children from each class including KS1, this gives them a better chance to speak in the classroom.
Our meetings will be every two weeks on a Wednesday 1:30 – 2:00 pm, we will meet in the dinner hall. Every second meeting (once a month) the children will have the opportunity to bring a guest councillor from their class to share their views also.
A diary will be sent out each year with dates on to help the children take ownership.
Teachers will set an area up a small area in the classroom for the children to use.
Our School council campaign will begin on the 27th September with an assembly for all children, there will be a letter emailed to parent’s so that you can support your children with their entries.