At Whitnash Primary School we believe it is really important that we consult with our pupils and consider their opinions, ideas and thoughts, to help us to evaluate what the children like about our school and what we can do to make it even better for them.
Pupil councils provide a basis for active learning of important life skills, such as speaking and listening skills, teamwork, emotional literacy, problem-solving, moral reasoning skills, self- esteem and self confidence.
Pupil council experiences provide a dynamic foundation for learning about citizenship. Young people and children acquire skills which help them to become resilient to negative experience.
School and class councils enable pupils to have a voice and to understand that their opinions count.
"School councils can be a most excellent training ground in a responsibility for future citizens."
Professor Crick, 1998 Chair of the Advisory Group on Citizenship
Our School Council are pupil that have been democratically elected from their classes to represent the view and opinions of the children in their class. They are trying to make progress at Whitnash Primary School and are briefly trying to make sure that all the pupils in the school have a voice an are engaged in the decision making progress.
We are working on improving attendance awards and consequences. We are also in he process of working on anti-bullying and at present the School Council are working on keeping safe.
School Council: Pupil Safety Checklist
Sit correctly on your chair
Don’t bring personal items into school
Use school property safely (don’t damage)
Don’t run in the corridors
Only ride bike/scooter outside of school grounds