At The Marist our children come first and we seek always to ensure that their voices are heard. We have specific Pupil Voices:
In September four House Captains are elected for each house from and by Year 6 (2 boys and 2 girls in each case). The House Captains meet regularly with the Pupil Voices Leader, Miss Allan, and take a leading role in school leadership. They act as Playground Pals each day helping children across the school with playtimes and acting as a friend and games leader.
They lead lunch time games in the Hall each day Monday to Thursday – currently table tennis for KS2 and board games for EYFS and KS1.
They coordinate House Points and support teachers leading the Celebration of Achievement worship on Wednesday afternoons.
Pupil Voice consists of 2 children from each year group - years 2 – 6, who represent the views of their peers. Their brief is to be proactive in developing and evaluating improvements to school life and in addition to put forward relevant ideas that have come forward via the Pupil Voice Suggestion Boxes, which are in each classroom.
There are at least 8 Eco Warriors who are elected by their year groups to the Eco Council from across Years 2 to 6. Other members may be co-opted. The Council meets regularly and leads green initiatives, ensuring that the School maintains its Green Flag status.
Make Journeys in an Eco- friendly way
- By walking, skating, cycling, scooting or try to park and stride
Don’t waste water
- Make sure taps are turned off properly
- Have a shower instead of a bath
- Use the drinking fountains sensibly
Save our energy
- Switch off lights when they are not needed
- Use natural light when possible
- Turn off electrical appliances when they are not being used
Don’t be wasteful
- Use food waste bins correctly
- Recycle and re-use your classroom resources
- Keep your classroom thermostat at a minimum
Look after the grounds around our school
- Do not be a litter bug, use rubbish bins provided
- Do not walk over the grass or plants that are growing
At least once each half term there will be a series of Pupil Panels: opportunities for the Headteacher or other senior leaders to meet with a group of pupils from across the school to discuss issues arising around the school.