St Clements School Council
St Clement’s School Council provides the pupil voice in the school. We have had a school council for over 4 years now and feel it is such an important way of communicating children’s views effectively.
We have 2 elected children from each class (from year 2 to year 6) with the addition of the Head Boy and Head Girl, making us a council of 12 children ably assisted by Mrs Shaw, who is the lead teacher.
The school council meets approximately every fortnight, discussing issues our classes have raised and coming up with solutions to better the school for all. This school year alone, we have been involved in writing the adverts for our new Head teacher and Deputy Head teacher, as well as interviewing them. We have sent out questionnaires about lunchtimes, reading and after school clubs and discussed ways of making improvement in these areas. Many of the children’s suggestions given in these questionnaires have already been put in place, with many more coming soon.
School Council Projects
Our school council is part of a cluster of school councils who meet up with other schools in the area on a regular basis. In the past we have been involved in many projects to improve the learning and enjoyment of children in our school, including Lunchtime Organisation, Going back to our Roots and Inspirational Learning, to name a few. At present we are working on a project entitled ‘Outstanding Outdoor Learning’ which looks at current outdoor provision and developing ways to improve this, taking account of our children’s opinions.