Pupil Voice is very important. Having a say in how the school is run gives pupils a sense of belonging and the self-belief and confidence that comes with the knowledge that their opinions matter.
At St Mary’s School we have several student committees. Each Autumn, pupils in years 3,4,5 and 6 are given the opportunity to nominate themselves for a role on any committee which interests them. Nominees prepare a speech to persuade their classmates to vote for them, and each class elects two pupils per committee to represent their peers for that academic year.
Each elected representative has a badge identifying which committee they belong to. Committee meetings are held at break or lunchtimes and include a staff representative who listens to the pupils’ views and feeds back to the school senior leadership team and governors, who then act on the queries and suggestions where appropriate.
Criw Cymraeg is open to pupils from year 1 and 2 as well as years 3,4,5 and 6.
Click on the buttons below to find out more about each pupil committee: