The Secretary – Harvey Harris Y6
Collects the main points for discussion.
Ensures all representatives have a copy of the agenda.
Takes notes at the meetings and writes out the minutes
The Chair person – Megan Thomas Y6
Manages meetings using the agenda. Makes sure everyone who wants to speak gets a chance. Keeps a close eye on all matters.
Weekly meetings are held to address school council business. Each class has a pupil voice box that is kept in the classroom. This box gives the opportunity for every child to express their opinions, ideas, worries, aspirations …….etc.
During the weekly meetings the contents of each box is shared and discussed.
Pupil Voice Box & council meetings:
A pupil council is one way of giving pupils a say in the way school is run.
A pupil council gives pupils a VOICE in school matters.
A pupil council gives pupils an opportunity to talk about feelings to each other and to our teachers.
A pupil council gives pupils a chance to make changes for the better in their school.
A pupil council gives pupils a forum for discussion.
A pupil council must be realistic about what it can do. Somethings we can change, some we can't. Also, we can't change all the things pupils want at once – we have to prioritise ( ie. Most important things that affect most pupils). This involves a lot of negotiation and teamwork.
We want to make sure that our school is a safe and happy place for children. A place where children can voice their concerns. A place where we encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements. A place where suggestions or concerns are listed and acted upon.
Holy Trinity is actively involved in Liverpool’s Pupil Parliament. The council attends meetings held at Liverpool Town Hall. We join many other primary schools working together to help promote change and have a positive approach to barriers our community faces in day to day life.
Junior Lord Mayor:-
‘In October 2009 Liverpool became the first authority in the UK to actively involve its.children and young people in the civic process on a regular basis when 12 primary school children and 12 secondary school pupils were sworn in at Liverpool Town Hall as the city’s first Junior and Young Lord Mayors.’
Liverpool Express 10/2013