Pupil voice

School Council

All children are given the opportunity to be a school council representative for their class. A different pair of children are selected to be a representative for their class.

The council representatives are selected because they are able to speak about the issues that their class have raised during the school council meetings. These concerns are discussed in the group and solutions are suggested which are then taken back to the class. Some concerns if the school council are not able to solve, may be taken to deputy and headteacher for consideration. The school council also meet and give a presentation to the governors on their roles and future projects for our school.

School Council have been involved with resolving the issues around school lunches. They have attended meetings with the catering staff and manager where together they agreed on the menu choices for the school.

School Council attend meetings with other schools in our ward and discuss issues that affect our community. They have been actively involved with our local secondary school in creating a cleaner neighbourhood by designing new street bins and the Safer Neighbourhood Campaign where they visit the local shops to encourage shop keepers to be aware of the dangers children and young people can be exposed to.

Play Leaders

Play Leaders at as role models for the entire school. They demonstrate to others how to play, how to play safely and how to include everyone. They encourage pupils to improve their sport skills and to try their best. As they are encouraged to include all pupils they make playtimes and lunchtimes a fun and happy time.

Play Leaders are on duty every day at playtimes and lunchtimes. There are twenty Play Leaders altogether and four on duty daily. They can be easily identified by the red fleeces with gold lettering saying Play Leaders on the back. The Play Leaders also meet and give a presentation to the governors on their roles and responsibilities at our school.

Peer Mediators

Peer Mediators are pupils, who have received training from Lewisham Action Mediation Programme (LAMP for short), to help resolve minor conflicts with children of the same age.

Peer Mediators receive two days training from LAMP to teach them all about mediation. They learn about new concepts like impartiality and prejudice, along with negotiation skills and effective listening. They understand that if they are unable to deal with all conflicts that arise they take such issues to an adult.

Peer Mediators are on duty one day a week, at playtimes and lunchtimes. There are twenty Peer Mediators who have one duty day every week. They can easily be identified by the black fleeces with gold lettering saying Peer Mediators on the back. The Peer Mediators also meet and give a presentation to the governors on their roles and responsibilities at our school.

Learning Council 

The Learning Council work with the deputy headteacher to find ways of making their learning interesting, interactive and fun. They share their ideas to help move the school forward and they are the pupil voice behind different decisions made. 

The Learning Council also meet and give a presentation to the governors on their involvement during our school projects.

Ambassadors

Ambassadors are our Y6 children who take on a number of responsibilities throughout the school. The Ambassadors can be identified through the white shirt and ties that they wear whilst on duty.  They take responsibility and talk about things that affect them and work on issues to help improve the school environment. As Ambassadors they are expected to set an example to the rest of the school.

The Ambassadors are given the opportunity to meet and give a presentation to the governors on roles and responsibilities at Stillness Junior School.