The School has a fully elected School Council which gives the children a voice in the decision-making process. At the beginning of the year each class elects a representative, who takes the views of their class to the Council meetings. Each class has meetings with their school councillor so that every child has the chance to find out what is being discussed at school council meetings.
Each term the school council also has a ‘council symposium’ where they meet with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors to talk about how things are going in school and to share any new ideas for school improvement.
What has the school council achieved recently?
- They have taken part in health and safety checks and given feedback to our Site Manager so he can keep the school safe.
- They have met with Mrs Green and Mr Miles to look at ways to make MRJS a greener school.
- They have been responsible for identifying possible charities that we will support this year.
- They advised Mrs Maxwell about how they would like to see the playground developed and identified line markings to increase activity at lunchtimes.
- The council have helped Mrs Wintle with ideas for future Love Days.
- The school council have worked with Mrs Wintle to review our school values.
The Worry Box
Thanks to a previous school council, we have a worry box in every classroom. This is another way for children to report any worries or concerns they have and know that a trusted adult will see their worry and help them with it.