We, the staff of St Barnabas and St Paul’s Primary School, endorse the Convention on the Rights of the Child and are working towards the implementation of policies and practices which reflect the Convention. Our aim is to develop a culture which respects the views of both adults and children.
By establishing and developing our school council, we believe that we are providing our pupils with the opportunity to exert a contributory influence upon their school experiences. It is our way of creating a context which facilitates equal interaction between staff and children.
School Councils are democratically elected groups of students who represent their peers and enable pupils to become partners in their own education, making a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos.
Council meetings are held every week on a Wednesday.
The meetings are held by the Social Action Leader together with the Council representatives and other members of staff e.g. Headteacher/Senior Leadership Team/Governors (when appropriate).
The agenda for meetings will be drawn up by the Council Representatives/Social Action Leader.
The Council Representatives will take notes about issues/ideas discussed in class and bring them to the next Council meeting.
School Council worked extremely hard in the Autumn term to ensure that Remembrance Day is commemorated in a special way in school. The children decided that they wanted to delve deeper into exactly who we are remembering today. To do this, we researched all countries, races and religions to find different people that have served and made sacrifices in times of conflict. We added what we learned from our research to our Whole School Remembrance Day Worship to help educate everybody on the variety of people we can remember.
Children in Need
School Council would like to say a huge thank you to all of our parents and carers that donated money for Children in Need. It was lovely to see so many of the children go all out for their 'wear spots day'. We also raised £184.10 which is an amazing achievement! Well done everybody.