‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ Ghandi
At Homelands, we are proud to have pupil representatives from years 1 to 6 that take part in our School Council. These roles are an integral part of our school life and enable every child to have a voice and be involved in decisions about the school that affect them and their peers. Through School Council, all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their school community in reaching a democratic solution. Pupils at our school know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.
Our School Council
What is School Council at Homelands?
Why do we have a Children’s School Council?
How do I become a Children’s School Councillor?
What we do in the Meetings.
Each councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in the meetings and councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas. They carry out formal and informal surveys and votes within their classes so that each class's opinion is represented. These opinions are then fed back to the council and the opinion of the majority is taken forward. This may involve them speaking with the Head Teacher or other members of the senior leadership team and governing bodies. At times, School Councillors may be required to speak to members of external organisations who are working with our school to achieve the Council’s aims and objectives.
‘Young children need genuine opportunities to experience active citizenship. Taking real decisions through co-operation and teamwork provide the most influential experiences...’ Annabelle Dixon1 Member of Crick Committee (Education for Citizenship) (Primary) 1997–98