At the Olive School, the Pupil Voice is central to our agenda of empowering our pupils to be proactive in making positive changes in their school community. In this way, our pupils have a greater sense of belonging, become more confident when putting forward ideas and develop a greater understanding of the need to work co-operatively for the good of others.
Our School Council is made up of two Councillors from each class. Every Councillor is voted for by their class at the beginning of the school year.
The Council meets once a half term to discuss and take action on a range of issues. The Council is regularly involved in making decisions about matters such as new playground equipment, school dinners or the development of certain areas within the school.
School Councillors provide an important role in ensuring that the opinions of all children are taken into account on school-wide matters. They ask their classes for their ideas about certain subjects or proposals, which they then bring to meetings.
The Council meets in the staffroom and has the usual component parts that make a meeting: an agenda, drinks and a healthy snack!
“Dear Mrs Park…” Post Box
We have a “Dear Mrs Park…” post box which gives pupils the opportunity to give their views and opinions and also to ask for help should they need it.