PUPIL VOICE

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Our Pupil Voice page is the home of our new Sacred Heart School Council and Friendship Squads.

Our Pupil Voice School Council (PVSC) is made up of representatives from Y1-Y6. The PVSC first met on 15th February 2007. 

Friendship Squad training took place throughout the Spring Terms 2007 & 2008.

 

CHILDREN'S  RIGHTS:

Download a leaflet or booklet about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Find out more at the UNICEF website.

 

PROJECT PALESTINE:

The PVSC joined up with Adham Khalil to make children smile in Palestine:

 

BLOGS:

Join our PVSC Blog - click here

PVSC MEETING 15FEB2007

Join our Rights Respecting School Blog - click here

 RRS 12FEB2007

 

OUR COUNCIL:

 Councillors and their behaviour and attitude

  • Councillors, as representatives of pupils of the school agree to maintain the highest standards of behaviour
  • The councillors will treat with politeness any visitors to the meeting
  • Pupils can stand for election to be councillors as often as they want while they are part of the school

 

Voting and selection procedures

  • A councillor may be voted off the council if their behaviour in school becomes a problem
  • If a vote is a tie, the chairperson will have the deciding vote.
  • All decisions taken at school council meetings shall be by show of hands with votes for and against recorded.
  • The secretary will be selected by the chairperson.
  • The link teacher or headteacher can vote in school council meetings.
  • The chairperson will be decided by the link teacher or headteacher.

 

Structures and procedures at school council meetings

  • Meetings will only occur when the link teacher or headteacher is present.
  • The council will invite a wide range of people to meetings to help the councillors make the best decisions.
  • The link teacher or headteacher will have the right to prevent the school council making a decision that s/he considers is not the responsibility of the council or within its powers to decide.
  • Minutes will be taken at every council meeting and every decision made will be carefully written down.
  • School council meetings will be held whenever time permits
  • The council must make sure that all people likely to be affected by a decision are informed first and have a chance to comment.
  • The link teacher or headteacher will have the right to prevent the school council discussing any issues that s/he believes the council do not have the right to discuss or the power to do anything about.
  • The chairperson is in charge of the school council meeting and has the right to silence people or remove them from the meeting if they are behaving badly.
  • The agenda will be decided at the meeting by all the councillors.

 

Promoting the school council: giving the school community a voice

  • The school council will have a noticeboard in a prominent place in the school.
  • There will be a school council suggestion box near the front entrance of the school for anyone, including parents and visitors to the school, to make comments to the school council.
  • There will be a school council suggestion box in each classroom for children to make comments to their councillors.

 

School council rights and responsibilities

  • The council will have a responsibility to help the school become more environmentally friendly.
  • The council fully supports the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and will always try to address issues which threaten or violate these rights.
  • All members of the school will be informed of the decision the council has taken.
  • The council will have the responsibility to think of ways to help the local community become a safer, healthier and more peaceful place to live in.

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