Child handbook - a guide to Forestdale Primary School written by the School Council
At Forestdale Primary pupil voice contributes to the harmony and unity of our school community promoting;
- Children as partners in their own education, making a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos
- Children as active listeners, who listen to others and recognise themselves as worthwhile individuals with a right to be heard, so allowing children to grow in self esteem
- Self-confidence, social skills and morally responsible behaviour towards each other and towards all other adults in school
- Learning from personal experience how to contribute to a society as a whole and what it means to be an active citizen.
Pupil voice is embedded in the school ethos and celebration of children’s achievement is promoted in a wide variety of different ways:
- School Council - Pupils are elected using a formal election process in January every year. Representatives of the School Council range from YR – Y6. The School Council promotes pupils’ voice and empowers our children to have an input into what happens within school and school life.
- Junior Travel Ambassadors – A JTAs job is to make travelling to school safer and more active. This group of children meet fortnightly to discuss and plan how to promote sustainable travel to school.