LEARNING

“The caring and inclusive ethos successfully promotes high expectations for all pupils and strong mutual respect between all members of the school community”

Estyn

PUPIL VOICE

 

HOW YOUR RIGHTS AFFECT YOU…

This school ensures, as wished by the Welsh Assembly Government, that all its plans, policies and new rules are
developed to increase the chances that children and young people will enjoy:

• a flying start in life
• the best education and training possible
• good physical and mental health
• the opportunity to play and enjoy sports and entertainment
• the right to have their views listened to
• a safe home and local community
• the ability to break free from poverty

If you wish to find out more, logon to www.wales.gov.uk Safeguarding Children in Education

SCHOOL COUNCIL

School Councils are about involving young people in the life of their school. Traditionally pupils were viewed as
passive learners. In recent years, this role has been changing as society begins to recognize the rights of young
people. At St. Alban’s we are keen to listen to the views of pupils and this has been seen to benefit both pupils
and staff. While every school is different – and therefore every School Council is different – we would give the
following definition to describe a School Council.

“An elected body of pupils, whose purpose is to represent their classes and to be a forum for active and
constructive pupil input into the daily life of the school community.”

Our School Council is made up of 2 representatives from each year group along with the Head Girl and Boy Team.
The School Councillors then feed back to the Year Council for their year group, made up of 2 reps. from each form.
The School Council meets regularly to discuss a wide range of issues. Students are encouraged to approach a
member of the School Council or their Form Rep. if they have a concern or any suggestions for improving the
school. There is also a Suggestions Box at the main entrance which students can use. Once a term a school forum meeting will be held for all reps to discuss one topic.

There are many benefits of having a School Council. Research has shown that in schools with a strong, well
organised council, there is a reduction in bullying, a greater sense of community, better behaviour and less
frustration amongst pupils when they know that they can share their concerns with a member of the Council.

ECO SCHOOL

The school is working towards a Green Flag award for an Eco School. More information can be found in the school
library or through the Eco Committee. If you are interested in the environment or improving our global footprint,
please join the Eco Committee. All age groups welcome.

“The caring and inclusive ethos successfully promotes high expectations for all pupils and strong mutual respect between all members of the school community”

ESTYN