Valuable Oakies, Improving Children’s Education
The Oaky Voice is our School Council which represents the views of all our children. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and be an important part of the school community. The School Council responds to questions driven by the School Development Plan, this makes sure that children have an input into ideas for change in the school. They can propose and take forward ideas and projects on behalf of their peers, and be involved with Senior Leaders, in strategic planning and processes.
By having an Oaky School Council, children:
- Enjoy and feel empowered by their education;
- Feel that school responds to their needs and views;
- Have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them;
- Have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place;
- Develop active life skills through participation and leadership;
- Actively participate in the British value of democracy.
School Council works because of:
TEAMWORK – We all have specific roles which means we work as a team
COMMUNICATION – Between children and children, and adults and children, good communication allows for good listening which enables everyone to be heard.
DEDICATION – Every School Council member is committed to the role – to be the voice of all.
LEADERSHIP – Developing the skills of leadership, allowing anyone to make a difference within school.
CHILDREN’S VOICE – School Council represent the voice of all children
SUPPORT – School Council are available, visible (through their gold and red ties) and open to offer support to children across the whole school. They are the gateway to Senior Leaders and adults in school.
Special Projects Team
Mr Cunningham, has a separate Project Team who he is responsible for. This team is called upon in times of a one off event or project within the school year, for example, he Special Projects Team sell poppies leading up to Remembrance Sunday.