At Oxhey, we value the children's ideas and opinions and through our work on British Values, have placed a high priority on democracy. Therefore, in each class two children are chosen to represent the views of their peers following a democratic voting system which takes place each term. The children on the school council attend meetings on a fortnightly basis where they share the ideas from their class and help to make important decisions for the school and it's future.
School Council Meeting Notes:
Children introduced themselves as the summer term school council members.
We discussed ideas for fundraising for the summer term, before asking the children in their own classes.
Information was shared with the children about the new picnic benches which will be fitted in the vegetable garden. These were agreed upon by the Spring term school councillors.
Our School Council Members
Autumn Term Councillors
Other Leadership Roles
Children are also given the opportunity to take on a range of different roles throughout the school year and these are voted on within each class. We currently have class representatives for:
House captains and Vice captains for our Harry Potter teams (Year 4 children)
Play leaders who help with organising games and play equipment at lunchtime
Playground buddies who are there to help and support children during playtimes and lunchtimes
Eco Warriors who work hard to maintain our school grounds, encourage children to be environmentally friendly, and spend lots of time working hard in our gardens and grounds
All of our leaders are working hard within their bubbles to uphold their roles and responsibilities.
Head Boy and Head Girl
This academic year we introduced two new roles of Head Boy and Head Girl, who were to be strong representatives of the school and it's values. This was a role open to the Year 4 children and would be voted on by all children and staff in school. The standard was so high, not only did we appoint a Head Boy and Head Girl, we also took on a Deputy Head Boy and Girl as well.
Head Girl Head Boy