Pupil Voice /Student Council
At Marchbank we really value the views and opinions of all our young people. Pupil voice is important and we try to make sure it is heard. . We ensure that all students are supported to communicate their needs, wishes and feelings. We have established an effective Student Council to capture the voice of our young people . They meet on a regular basis and are consulted on ways in which to promote positive behaviour and engagement throughout the school day to create a safe school that our students want to attend.
Student Council Students sometimes see things from a different angle to the staff and their viewpoint can be very helpful, particularly when we are planning changes to the school.One of the methods we use to make sure students views and opinions are heard, listened to and acted upon is by establishing a ‘Student Council’ at the start of each academic year. Marchbank have a very strong and active school council who meet every regularly to discuss any ideas, issues or concerns the students have. Each school class is encouraged to elect a representative to sit on school council and the representatives seek any questions or ideas from their classmates whilst also feeding back on things that have been discussed with their class.
‘What is school Council?’
Tyler said it was to help others , Jackson and Graham thought it was to help other children, while Adam thought it was to be a good role model for the school.
What do you want the Council to do?
Tyler suggested to raise money doing a book sale and to give the money to a homeless charity.
The group then had a discussion on how it was important to help homeless people get a house as they will be cold in the winter.
Charlie said it will be unfair if we have a house and they do not.
Jackson and Graham agreed with Charlie
Adam said he had helped homeless people before.
The group voted on which charity they would like to donate raised money to. All six students voted for the money to be given to the homeless.