Giving our children a voice…
We involve the council members in making decisions and respect them as partners in their own education, encouraging a sense of ownership.
Effective democratic representation provides a real context for citizenship education and gives our children an experience which will help them to be more involved, empowered and active citizens in the future.
How our School Council operates…
Electing and running a School Council is a key part of the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum and involves children from Year 3 to Year 8. One boy and one girl are elected from each tutor group in October and they remain in post for the year.
The whole School Council meets at least twice a term and sub-committees may meet more often. The council may invite the Head, the Catering Manager or other interested parties to its meetings to put forward ideas for implementation. The council members will then report back to their tutor groups or give presentations in assembly.
Where we have made a difference…
Each year the Council tries to contribute one large completed project as its legacy. Examples of initiatives are the hitting wall on the Crane Wing building, refurbishment of the adventure playground and the climbing wall, wooden benches in front of the Crane Wing and the tree and round seat on the courtyard area.
Our All Hallows Children’s Charter
This Charter has been developed by the children of All Hallows, for the children of All Hallows. It offers guidance on how All Hallows children should seek to lead their lives.
All Hallows children have the right to:
- Have their opinions and feelings taken into account by others.
- Think and believe what they like, as long as in doing so they do not harm others.
- A clean environment and access to all facilities at All Hallows.
- Be respected, regardless of ethnicity, religion, social background, gender, age, academic or sporting aptitude.
- We are all unique and equal in the eyes of God.
- Feel safe, be protected and able to enjoy school and learn in an environment free from bullying or intimidation.
The children of All Hallows agree that if they are entitled to the above rights, then it is also their responsibility to respect each other in a humane and Christian way.
- Respect the opinions, feelings, beliefs and property of others.
- Think and believe what we like as long as in doing so we do not harm or prevent others from doing the same.
- To look after the environment on both a local and global level.
- To respect others and help them to lead a full and happy life.
- To be kind to each other and never knowingly bully or intimidate another child.