With every great school there is always a great school council and Gurnard Primary School is no different. Our school council has been renamed as Young Governors to reflect the importance of their role in improving our school.
Young Governors are elected each year by their class. Once elected as a Young Governor, the child is then the voice for their peers, passing on information from Young Governor meetings that require a classroom debate. The results from these debates are then put forward to the Senior Leadership Team to provide the children’s perspective on certain aspects of school life.
From these monthly meetings we have found that Young Governors learn to understand the importance of respect towards other people’s ideas, effective communication and understanding that their voice is important for change. While from a class point of view, we have found that children enjoy partaking in classroom debates and begin to appreciate the similarities and differences in the opinions of others.