Our School council has been established for over 10 years and has given all of the children the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about school life and how by working together as a community we can further improve St Margaret Marys Catholic Junior School.
Every September all children take part in activities which focus on
School Council Representatives meet with Learning Mentor, Mrs Perry on a regular basis to share ideas and discuss areas of development.
The representatives then feed back to their peers during Class Council meetings
Previous School Council initiatives include:
Decision making from grass routes up to strategic level
St Margaret Mary’s Junior School, St Margaret Mary’s Infant School, HASCL, Blacklow Brow, Sylvester and Malvern Primary
Elective School Council Representatives from each of the schools came together to form School Parliament.
SPM’s (School Parliament Members) meet once a term to share views and ideas raised at School Council Meetings and discuss school and community based topics.
This pilot scheme was launched in March 2012 at HASCL. We were joined by Mr Damian Allen former director of Knowsley Children and Family Services. We were grateful for his support and encouragement and look forward to having a voice in the decisions being made that effect children, young people and families within our schools and communities.
A Termly School Parliament newsletter is produced and distributed across the 6 schools.