All Children Help Make School Decisions
At Bayford CofE Primary, we feel it is important to give our children a voice when making decisions on a range of school related topics. We involve children from Year 1 to Year 6 in our forums, giving them opportunities to work alongside teachers and the senior leadership team of the school.
At the beginning of the school year, house captains and vice-captains are democratically chosen to be leaders of our regular meetings. These children are responsible for writing and reading a prayer at the beginning of their particular group's meeting; leading the meeting ensuring everybody is able to make a contribution if they want to; making notes at the meetings and feeding back outcomes of the meetings to the headteacher.
This year, we will be asking the children to make decisions on a number of important issues. For example, when applying for funding for some outdoor equipment, the children will be asked what equipment they would like to get. They will also help to make decisions about which charities the school raises money for. Additionally, the forums will discuss every day school matters that are important to the children, such as the structure of playtimes and lunchtimes.