Our school council plays an integral part of the decision making process at St. Norbert’s Catholic Voluntary Academy. Pupils in the school elect two children per class to sit on the School Council. Our School Council consists of fourteen pupils from Reception to Year 6.
The main aim of the school council is to give the children of St Norbert’s a voice. However, its other objectives are: to solve problems making the school a happy place where we can learn, play with friends and have fun; to lead by example showing respect to the whole school community; to work as a team and improve areas of the school for the benefit of all the pupils and to bring to the Council ideas and suggestions of all the children in the school.
The Council meets regularly and is led by the Mrs Bradley the PSHE Lead. Through the meetings, children are encouraged to raise issues and help solve problems that affect their daily experience in school. They can also elect to work on projects to enhance school life.
The School Council is a thoroughly rewarding and exciting experience for the children of Saint Norbert’s. It requires commitment and hard work, it also allows the children to meet people from different walks of life, share experiences with new friends and learn life skills and values.
What have the school council achieved? – This document gives more information on the school councils successes over the previous academic year.
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