“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations, and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”
We promote our Vision through the key words:
‘Create – Equip – Partner’
The School Council is an important part of pupil voice and the developing of an understanding of leadership and governance. Our School Council is made up of two representatives from the Lower, Middle and Upper Phases classes elected by their peers. School Council meetings are held regularly throughout the school year and are chaired by a member of the school leadership.
The aim of the School Council is to enable pupils to become partners in their own education, and make a positive contribution to the school, it’s environment and ethos. The Council has four sub-committees: Finance, Well-being, Curriculum and Behaviour, to facilitate collaboration in smaller groups and make recommendations to the school leadership on behalf of the pupils. It also takes the lead in promoting the annual UK Parliament Week in November every year. There is a growing link with the Board of Governors to help the children understand their role in governance.
There are many topics on the School Council agenda for this year, including:
- Purchasing school resources for play times (eg. outdoor equipment and wet play games)
- Possible themes for the school Summer Fete
- Collecting ideas and deciding the year’s Head Teacher’s Challenge
- Ideas for school dinners
- Ways of improving pupil well-being in school, including activities for the school’s annual Well-being Week.
- Giving a presentation to the whole school about democracy and the role of Parliament for UK Parliament Week.
On Monday 4 November 2019 the whole school marked UK Parliament Week with a special assembly, which was led by the School Council. They taught us about the meaning of democracy (one of our ‘British values’!) and how can all be involved in the role of parliament. We were thrilled to have Mrs Starostina join us: she is a member of our parent community and also works at Parliament.