At Robert Kett we recognise the importance of listening to the ‘children’s voice’. The School Council plays an important role in terms of the children’s contribution to the life of the school, their experience of a democratic process and the contribution it plays to their Personal, Social and Citizenship Education.
Each year a child is democratically elected by their class to represent their class’s views on the School Council. The 17 representatives meet forthnightly with the headteacher to discuss issues such as choosing the paint colour for redecorating the toilets, evaluating the quality of school lunches or discussing concerns around bullying or behaviour. The children are expected to share the agenda with their class before each meeting and feedback the outcomes of discussions.