Pupil Voice is an important part of our academy and we promote it through both a School Council and our pupils taking an active part in both OAT regional and national councils so that they have a voice on a full range of local, regional and national issues.
Our School Council is made up of children from Year 2 to Year 6, with a member from each class siting on the council. Members are chosen by their own class by voting at the start of every academic year.
The newly elected council they votes for a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary to run their meeting and represent the council at meetings with the Principal and Governors. All members of the can be identified by their proudly worn School Council badges.
The council meets regularly each half term to discuss topics that are relevant to them in order to give their point of view and share their ideas to help make school as interesting and exciting as can be. School Council members can then share these discussions with their individual classes.
Our goal for the School Council is to make sure all the children in our Academy have a voice and feel empowered to make choices about their education and community. The council is there to allow this voice to be heard. There motto is –
We are the speakers, you are the voice.
In the past the council has had a voice on wide range of issues including having input into the writing of school policies on Marking, Assessment and Behaviour, the design of the school grounds and library and writing an Academy Charter.
Our academy takes an active part in both the regional and national OAT Student Voice. Our pupils have Chaired the Regional Primary Council and sat on the National Council.
The aims of the Regional and National Student Voice:
By bringing students together from every OAT academy across the country, this will ensure the issues that matter most to young people are discussed and actioned at local, regional and national level.