We are continuing to be part of an exciting project called ‘Smart School Councils’ where the key ethos is that every child has a voice, and any idea is worth sharing.
What is a Smart School Council?
The Communication Team coordinates our Smart School Council with the Lead Teacher: Miss Dickenson. The children have different responsibilities such as assembly leaders, question finders, headteacher and governor updaters and action team developers. The Communication Team are responsible for the following roles:
- Meeting with the lead teacher
- Getting as many children involved with school action as possible
- Working with school staff
- Respecting different views and opinions.
Class Council Meetings
We regularly hold class council meetings where we can gather ideas and feedback from every child in the school. The Communication Team share a question with the school and children are given the opportunity to discuss this in groups before sharing their feedback and submitting the results of their discussions to the Communication Team. The Communication Team are then able to share the results with the leaders in school and act on the feedback received. The charities that we are supporting this year (Cancer Research and The Dog’s Trust) were chosen using the class meeting tool throughout all year groups in school.
As we develop our Smart School Council community, we will be inviting any child within the school to set up and run an Action Team. All children need is a good idea and a member of staff to support them in leading social action within our school community!
To find out more, you can visit Smart School Councils here: https://home.smartschoolcouncils.org.uk/
We look forward to sharing with you the exciting ideas the children wish to explore to make our school even better.