We teach our pupils about democracy, through our House Captains in school.
Towards the end of Y5, children are asked if they would like to put themselves forward to run to be elected as the captain of their House. Those who wish to, plan an election campaign, with the opportunity to share their manifesto and vision for their leadership with the children and staff who are part of their house.
We hold a full democratic vote, with voting booth, where all children and staff vote for the person they feel will represent their House most effectively. Votes are counted and we share the final result in a special whole school assembly.
House Captains are provided with a very special House Captain's uniform and staff monitor throughout Y6 to ensure that they are fulfilling their election pledge and following the school ethos and vision. House Captains support the Head Teacher and Assistant Teachers with assemblies, they help on Sports Day and they are our positive role models around school demonstrating our key school values and behaviour code.
We are very proud of our House Captains.
The School Council is a vital part of our school family which provides a communication link between all the pupils in the school all the school staff, including the Headteacher and the Governors.
At the beginning of the academic year, the School Council panel is chosen. The hopeful Class Councillors deliver their speech to the class and then a secret ballot is held. School Councillors have an important responsibility to the whole class as they listen to their group at regular class meetings and report the information to the Council during meetings.
Meetings are held every half term to discuss the latest issues affecting the children at Meadow View Primary School. The Council then discuss strategies to resolve the issues and this information is fed back to the classes at follow up meetings.