At Leiston Primary School we believe in encouraging positive relationships between adults and pupils, and also amongst pupils themselves. We wish to give every child ‘a voice’ to share their opinions on their learning, their classroom and school environment and an opportunity to share any concerns they may have. During the academic year 2019/2020 the school has been exploring 'Character Matters' and the development of the whole child's attitude and understanding towards the world around them. Through elements such as the Learning Council and Pupil Parliament, children foster the skills of co-operation, communication and confidence.
The ‘Learning Council’ is made up of two children from each class who have been elected as representatives. They meet regularly with leadership teams to discuss learning – what is working well, what they enjoy and how it could be even better.
Every two weeks the whole school splits into mixed age groups to discuss school issues and improvements. These range from discussing what is being learned and how; to lunchtime clubs and playground equipment. The meetings are led by Year 6 children, who record the minutes which are then shared for all to see.
As we progress through the academic year 2020/2021 you will be able to see the agendas and/or minutes from the meetings here.