The Rowan’s School Council Mission Statement
At The Rowans School we believe that successful education requires active participation from staff, pupils, governors of the school, parents and guardians and support from the local community. We believe that building on communication within the school will strengthen relationships in other aspects of pupil’s lives. The purpose of our student council is to encourage pupils to get involved in issues that concern them in and around the school. As a council we focus on listening to the views of pupils and take responsibility for some parts of school life. The Student Council is a voice for the student body where communication between staff and students are upheld in order to make positive changes in the school.
Representatives meet twice a term to discuss ideas and topics that relate to the school and local community. Over a formal lunch, pupils express their views on the different topics raised, with the aim of coming up with new ideas to improve different aspects of the school. Our discussions and decisions help to inform improvements to the school environment and learning.
The Student Council currently consists of nine dedicated representatives within a collaboration of year groups and is headed by the head boy and girl.
Mr Ketcher, Miss Horsley and Miss King facilitate meetings and activities. The school’s head boy and girl are valued members of the council. Jack and Demi are respected representatives along with Alfie, Riley, Megan, Luke, Alfie, John and Harry. Pupils provide feedback to their fellow peers about the outcomes of each meeting. With the aim of helping The Rowan’s pupils share views, succeed and grow.
Representatives work hard to fundraise for various charities throughout the year, such as Macmillan, Red nose day and Sports Relief.
So far this year our student council have raised awareness of Mental health by organising various activities and delivering a whole school assembly. Raised money for Macmillan with a cake sale, and supported in Wear it Pink day to support breast cancer. The student council have also negotiated roast dinners on a Wednesday and will soon be opening a tuck shop.
The student council are currently exploring more fundraising ideas and ways to strengthen ties in the local community.