Democracy and citizenship in action - the School Council is a channel through which all our children feed back to St Bartholomew's with their concerns and ideas. This year, the Council has been working on a number of areas, including working with our Local Governing Body on the development of the school expansion.
However, they are most proud of their newly launched 'great Everyone Policy'. Following a wide survey of the pupils, the school council has been able to establish the strengths of the school and how safe and supported the children at St Bart's feel. They felt that there is always room for improvement; this policy reminds children and our community what is meant by the term 'bullying' and how at our school, we ensure we treat everyone well by exhibiting our school values at every opportunity.
It was pertinent to release their policy as a publication on Odd Socks Day (https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/odd-socks-day/odd-socks-day-2019). Having shared with the children through Collective Worship, the community can also share by picking up a leaflet in reception or watching the video in the video resource centre.
The School Council plays an important role in helping its members develop valuable skills in speaking and listening, teamwork, decision making and problem solving. It has also been greatly successful in helping children to build successful relationships with adults, the wider community, and with their peers.
Elections will take place to appoint new representatives for the current academic year.