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Cricket Green School

"Like school, only better"

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Cricket Green School

Lower Green West

Mitcham, CR4 3AF

Tel: 0208 640 1177

Headteacher: Mrs Celia Dawson

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Pupil Council

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About the Pupil Council:

 

 

The main aims of the School Council are to improve Cricket Green School for the pupils, students, parents and staff.  There are four ways in which the School Council is used to do this:

 

Rights

We aim to embed the pupils’ and young people’s human rights in our ethos and culture. We use our school council as the vehicle in which to explore learning ‘about’, ‘through’ and ‘for’ rights. Every year we link this work to Rights Respecting schools work and dedicate a curriculum day to explore child rights education (CRE).

 

Citizenship

We use the school council to model Citizenship and develop key British values so that everyone feels equal and has an understanding of what it means to be a positive and responsible part of a cohesive community.

 

School Improvement

The School Council come together to discuss ways in which the school can improve. These ideas and opinions are discussed in class during circle times. The School Council is integral to positive school change, they are also consulted regarding key issues in school, such as school meals and the recruitment. A representative meets with governors to discuss developments.

 

Pupil voice

 

We believe that all stakeholders should have a voice. The School Council is used to design and monitor the process in which pupils’ opinions are regularly heard in a personalised and meaningful way. Every year we have a ‘Pupil Voice Day’ in which we look through the “eyes of the pupils” to gain a deeper insight into their experiences at Cricket Green and the communities in which they live in.

 

 

Current Initiatives

 

Currently we are working with pupils to review and develop the school rules. Every class will meet with their class representatives to discuss their views and draft changes and new ideas. Collectively each class will contribute to the amended school rules at the start of the spring term.

 

In January 2016 we will start a link with Garratt Park’s school council to share good practice, meet new people and develop wider community links. The school council will suggest, organise and support cross borough events between the schools.  

Cricket Green Pupil Council

 

It's a new school year so we have new school council members! Pupils from each class were given the opportunity to vote for their class representative and deputy rep.

 

Our first meeting was held with the Deputy Headteacher where job roles were assigned and badges were given out. Their first jobs will be to assist Senior Management in their teacher observations, giving feedback on lessons and pupil behaviour.

 

We have an exciting year ahead of us with our continued building works and we're looking forward to having our new pupil council's input!