At Horton Mill, we actively encourage ‘Children’s Voice’ and believe children have a right to express their views and to be listened to on a wide range of issues. We aim to encourage children to think about and discuss issues that affect them and their lives and look actively at ways to resolve issues that emerge.
Classes from Year Two to Year Six each have two specially elected Class Council Representatives that meet at least twice each half-term to discuss issues that affect their class.
These Class Council Representatives then meet once each half term to form our ‘Going for Gold’ School Council. Our School Council discusses issues affecting the school identified within Class Councils.
Here are some examples of issues our School Councils have discussed previously:
- How can we reduce litter in our school?
- How can we improve the quality of play-times?
- How can we raise money for charity?