St Dominic Student Voice
School Council Representatives: Our vision is, for all children to be able to have a voice and contribute towards the continuous improvement of our school community. The School Council is a body of students elected by their peers in a formal election setting. These students represent the views of all the pupils and consider ways to improve their school. The school council is made up of representatives from Y2 to Y6 who discuss matters about their learning and school life and raise any concerns with the Senior Management Team and Governors of the school. We firmly believe that young people have unique perspectives on learning, teaching and schooling in general and we encourage students to think about how to enact their understanding of human rights and responsibilities in practical ways. It gives them direct experience of debating and negotiating issues and enables them to see the 'bigger picture' of how the whole school is run.
Being an Eco-School empowers pupils to make positive change through student voice. Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 64 different countries, making it the largest environmental schools programme in the world. Eco-Schools is operated globally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), and was launched in 1994 in response to the 1992 UN Rio Earth Summit. Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is the Eco-Schools National Operator for England, where more than 18,000 schools are registered and 1,200 schools currently hold the internationally recognised Eco-Schools Green Flag. The programme is pupil-led and encourages whole school involvement. It also encourages closer links between schools and their communities. It offers many benefits for individual pupils, developing their knowledge and skills and improving their well-being. There are also many benefits for schools, with an added bonus of saving money!
St Dominic Student Voice Members:
Mrs Moore - Headteacher
Miss Hylands - Class Teacher
Mr Gill - Student Voice Governor
Pupils: Voted in September 2019