Strathmore has an active School Council. Each year classes vote for a representative who meet each half term.
Our aims are:
To decide who of the Strathmore students to nominate for special achievements such as friendship award. To decide who should be nominated for the Jack Petchey Award
In order to achieve this, we first need to discuss and agree on
- What makes a good friend
- What does it mean ‘to achieve’ or ‘to have a special achievement’
- How can we find out what our friends in class think and feel about ‘friendship’ and ‘achievement’
- How can we feed back to our friends on what we talk about/work on/decide
- What does it mean to be fair and how can we make sure that we are making fair decisions.
All the above will be worked on through play and games, activities and some discussion, always using lots of visuals.
The feed-back to classes and the whole school will also be through visual, e.g. displays, posters, ‘council news’
The school council have been part of a SEND reform consultation group. They met over a number of weeks with Grace Over, Participation Officer, from Achieving for Children to tell Richmond and Kingston Children's Services about their hopes and dreams in education, their futures, leisure and their local community.
All of their ideas and opinions were sent to Simon James the Associate Director for SEN and Disability to help him and his team prepare the 'Local Offer' to improve provision for young people and their families in line with the new Children and Families Act.
The Student Council meet after every half term.