The Leonard Stanley School Council meets monthly and is democratically elected in-line with our British Values.
Pupils who wish to stand for election, present to fellow pupils their reasons for wishing to stand and explain what they feel they could contribute to the success of the council. Every child on the council is voted in by their class. The Pupil Council meets each month with the Head Teacher to discuss issues raised in Class Council meetings and to review progress towards their Action Plan objectives, which from 2016 will form part of the School Development Plan (SDP).
The Council serves as part of the Leonard Stanley School Pupil Voice with an action plan that is created by its members, which fits into the School Development Plan (SDP).
The children are also key ambassadors for the school, and will fulfil such responsibilities as escorting visitors around the premises and helping guests etc.
The School Council will also be working with the Headteacher on a new pupil questionnaire as part of strengthening the Pupil Voice.
We want Leonard Stanley Primary School pupils to have a say in what happens in our school and to try to make it a better, safer and more fun place to be. Through the School Council, we hope that our children know that they are listened to and that each individual has an important part to play in our school.
In September, following a simple hustings, each class elects two representatives (usually one boy and one girl) to the School Council. The School Council then meets regularly throughout the year, to discuss ideas about how to make our school an even better place. After School Council meetings, members go back to their classes and discuss ideas from the meeting, and listen to opinions.
The School Council has its own budget, which encourages financial awareness and enterprise skills. The group is currently discussing ideas to make further improvements to playtimes as well as thinking about ways to involve pupils in roles such as peer mediation, librarians and prefects. The School Council members for Y5 and Y6 also run our “Love Where You Learn” programme which focuses on building respect (one of our Christian Values) for their learning environment.