The Rowan’s School Council Mission Statement
At The Rowans 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 Harris facilitate meetings and activities. 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.
The student council are currently exploring more fundraising ideas in order the reach their target of buying a new shelter for the playground.