At St Mary’s, our pupils’ opinions and ideas are a crucial element of our decision making.
We have 3 pupil councils, who focus on monitoring and improving different aspects of the school:
School Council – our School Council meets every week and discusses school-wide issues, as well as addressing concerns that children may have brought up in their classes. This year’s School Councillors are: Milly W and Edward (Y2), Mehdi and Saryu (Y3), Sebastian and Rihanna (Y4), Harriet and Rashid (Y5) and Mimi and Jaffar (Y6). The School Council have taken an active role in preventing bullying in the school, helped us to develop our new school uniform, worked with Mrs Leith and Mrs McSherry on identifying our core schoool values, and are currently promoting healthy lifestyles for all our children.
Playground Council – our Playground Council meets termly and discusses issues specific to the playground, such as play equipment, how to include all children in games, safety and the football rota. During the summer term, they are working with Toli from QPR, learning how to lead games in the playground at lunchtime.
Green Team – our Green Team meets termly and discusses issues to do with our school environment. St Mary’s is a Green Flag school and a Bronze STARS school, and environmental sustainability is very important to us. This year, the Green Team have been particularly involved in the consultation about the Baker Street 2-way proposal, and the Cycling Quietway proposal for TfL.
In July, the School Council visited the Houses of Parliament to find out more about how laws are made and how Government works.