At The Croft Primary School, we feel that it is very important for children to have an awareness of both their rights and responsibilities as members of the school and the wider community. In order to give pupils a voice within the school, we hold and annual election to decide democratically on the representative for each academic year. Each child in the school was given an opportunity to give a manifesto speech to their class peers. After that every Croft pupil was then given a ballot card on our very own election day and had the opportunity to vote for their class representatives as we feel it is important that the school council is chosen by the children who they will represent.
School Councillors are expected to show the highest standards of behaviour and attitude in and out of school, in order to act as role models to other children. They also get the chance to meet with adults within the school in order to voice their opinions and ideas to keep the school moving forwards.
Some of the things that the School Council have supported include:
Hall monitors to help model behavior at break and lunchtimes and reward children who are showing these behaviors
Visit to Old Town to ask for local businesses support with our Christmas Fair
Meeting with parents of the Values Council to decide on challenges for #croftvalueschallenge
Meeting with school visitors to give a pupil voice
Regular meetings to discuss changes and improvements their peers would like to see in the school
Designing posters to support lunch time staff looking for good values behavior at lunchtime
The Croft Primary School
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