Whole School Democracy

27th January 2016
We are collaborating as a school this year to include all the children from Year 1-6 as part of our School Council. 
 
As a school, we have created teams from across the Year Groups. We have 6 teams in school:
 
Baltic
Discovery
Life
Sage
St.James'
Tyne
 
Our pupils have been put into mixed teams and will be collaborating for a variety of reasons over the school year. Our team circles will meet fortnightly for a half an hour discussion. Teachers and our LSAs will ensure children feel supported to share their ideas within the conversation. Our Year 6 pupils will take notes of what is said and type these minutes up.
 
The ideas and feedback from the pupils will be shared with the Senior Leadership Team and they will decide which pupils will be assigned to lead the various projects. The model we are adopting is the SMART school council model. For more information, click here.