To ensure children have a forum where they can express their views without prejudice and for the good of all.
Where respect for other people’s views are fostered.
At Reddiford School we believe children need to experience responsibility in order to help them play an active role as good citizens. To become a School Council member you have to be voted in by your class. This means the children in your class consider you to be a very understanding and helpful person. It is considered to be a prestigious position. All council members receive two badges, a ‘School Council’ badge and a ‘Buddy’ badge.
The School Council are made up of one person from each class and the Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl. They are expected to set a good example at all times in their behaviour, the respect they show others and in their appearance. All duties are to be carried out with fairness.
A School Councillor’s main duties include:
- To encourage the School Ethos and the Reddiford Way.
- To be a role model for other children, to lead by example and to wear the school uniform correctly and with pride.
- To work with members of staff and school prefects to promote good behaviour, manners, politeness and to assist in helping the school run efficiently.
- To be punctual and well prepared for their tasks.
- To act as additional pairs of eyes at break times and lunchtimes and to report to staff serious misbehaviour.
- To act as friends and buddies for those who need support.
- To support the lunch staff and all who work in the school for the benefit of the children.
- To carry out other tasks and jobs as may be directed from time to time by staff.
- To decide on charities and help with fundraising.
- To attend fortnightly meetings.
- To be a voice for your class members and feedback at meetings.
- To be prepared to take part in assemblies to show children about kindness, having a voice and making the school a welcoming, happy place.