At Heath Primary School, we believe that our children are the most important people and we endeavour to give ALL children lots of opportunities to share their thoughts and opinions and play an active role in the decisions that affect their learning and well-being. We work hard to promote a pupil voice in our school and we have lots of ways that the children can do this formally, such as through the School Parliament, wellbeing and Anti-bullying Ambassadors, Reading Ambassadors, Green Team, Sports Captains, via the SMART council and pupil questionnaires. However, our ethos allows the children to regularly share their opinions in an informal way too; in class, in assemblies and also directly to Mr Lynch. Mr Lynch’s door is always open to children (and staff!)
"We are Children helping Children!"
Student Ambassadors have an important role to play in the daily life of Heath Primary School. Our Ambassadors undergo an application process that includes a letter of application and shortlisting by our Pastoral Manager, Wellbeing Lead and Link Governor. Successful candidates are then offered an Ambassador role for the year. Pupils are made aware of the responsibility that accompanies this role and the high standards of behaviour that all Ambassadors must adhere to.
An Ambassador role at Heath Primary School is an excellent learning experience and a fantastic opportunity for children to excel, take responsibility and gain knowledge and skills that will benefit them immensely.
At Heath Primary School, our Smart School Council helps us to involve every pupil’s voice. We believe that everyone’s voice is important, and this model ensures that we are listening and responding to the voice of our pupils. Our school council is helping our young people to learn to work together, learn about democracy and pupil voice and learn how to play a positive role in our community and in our school. This model is made up of three strands: the core pupil parliament team, action teams and class meetings. The children have really enjoyed taking part in our class meetings, and we have gathered some valuable information. We have explored how children travel to school, if children feel safe at school and hosted a class meeting with the focus on bullying during our Friendship Week. We have recently launched our action teams and we are really looking forward to hearing all the children's opinions and ideas about our school.
At Heath primary School, we are committed to ensuring that our school is environmentally friendly and that we teach our children the importance of being eco-friendly. Our eco-committee this half term, have completed the Eco-Schools Environmental Review. This is a set of fact-finding questions linked to the 10 eco-schools topics, which assesses our school's environmental impact in order to identify targets for action and improvement. We are now in the process of selecting three areas of environmental concern to add to our action plan. We will then inform the rest of Heath Primary School the targets we will be focussing on improving over the coming months.