Celebrating Excellence through our Faith and Learning
At St Mary’s we have a School Council that supports both the British Values and Catholic Values of our school – these include democracy and mutual respect. The aim of the council is to give the pupils of St Mary a voice. The School Council is made up of 18 pupils – this consists of two school councillors for each year group, as well as extra Year 6 members who take up the roles of council secretaries and council chair persons. The class councillors are voted for democratically by the children in their class after they put forward why they think they should represent their class. The council meets approximately once a term during school time and is supported by Miss Simpson.
Prior to the meeting the class councillors talk to their class about what ideas or issues they would like to be raised to the council, encouraging respect and understanding for each other’s opinions. The councillors then feedback these thoughts and ideas to the whole council. This is led by the Year 6 leaders. After the meetings the Council sends the minutes to all staff members.
Past success stories include a Key Stage 1 cookery club, squash at lunchtimes instead of milkshake and the raising of whole school awareness of different issues and problems through posters displayed in the school.
The School Councillors have been elected and are as follows:-
St George’s Class (Reception) Louis and Catherine
St Nicholas’ Class (Year 1) Daisy and Ethan
St Elizabeth’s Class (Year 2) Holly, Jakub and Alex
St Augustine’s Class (Year 3) Nicola and Evan
St Bernadette’s Class (Year 4) Leo and Miriam
St Martin de Porres Class (Year 5) Zoe and Max
St Francis’ Class (Year 6) Finn and Maja
Secretary – Isabelle
Chair - Damon