Malden Parochial's School Council
At Malden Parochial, we value the benefits of operating a School Council. The School Council represents the whole school and as a school we operate as a community. Through our School Council it is hoped that we can develop a balance and wholeness, helping to make our community a harmonious place to live. Our School Council work enables pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence. Everyone will benefit from the work of the School Council.
Our School Council encourages our children to:
Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
Have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others
Our School Council aims to ensure our children have:
A safe, happy and fair learning environment
A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them
A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills
An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school
An opportunity to experience a democratic process
Our School Council should encourage pupils to develop:
A sense of ownership over policy and practice
A consensus over school issues such as behaviour
A responsibility towards the school community and environment
Our School Council will give pupils the experience of:
Planning, organising and monitoring school-based projects
Speaking and listening skills
Mediation and negotiating skills
Class elections will be held every year. Two candidates will be elected from each class from Year 2 upward
- one male and one female.
Two representatives from Year 2 upwards
An agenda is to be organised by the link teacher
The agenda and minutes will be recorded by the children in a School Council Book. The minutes can be shared with the children in class as a starting point for discussion.
The members of the School Council have a responsible job. They will talk through information and views with their class before bringing their thoughts to the School Council Meeting.
This year the School Council will meet on:
26th September 2019 21st November 2019 23rd January 2020
19th March 2020 21st May 2020 2nd July 2020