Each year, a new Lyonsdown School Council is democratically peer-elected with two class representatives from each class from Year 2 upwards. School Council allows pupils, (through their representatives), the opportunity to become active decision makers in the wider school community.
The School Council meets regularly to discuss matters relevant to our young people. Council meetings are chaired by the Year 6 Head Girl and her deputy, with a member of the Senior Leadership Team in attendance.
As a school, we value the ideas and the opinions of our pupils, and this is one way in which the “pupil voice” is heard, suggestions taken forward and where appropriate, put into action.
Recent examples of School Council initiatives have been:
International Week, which culminated in a mufti-day day for both pupils and staff.
Day bags for Upper School girls, to allow for a more practical way of carrying books and equipment between lessons.
Class representatives have an extremely important job to do, as they are responsible for collecting ideas and listening to the concerns of their fellow pupils before reporting back to the School Council. For example, the current area of priority for the School Council is to make Lyonsdown a greener school. It is the representatives’ duty to take the lead in this initiative, in order to enhance and improve what we are currently doing to reduce the school’s carbon footprint.