At Micklem, our pupils are able to make big decisions as to how the school could be developed and improved. Our pupils have a voice in our school through our house groups. Our houses are led by elected house captains and vice captains. We meet regularly to work together discussing issues as well as collaborating on projects such as displays. Recent examples of our work include designing our new climbing tower and raising money for Children in Need.
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We want to prepare our pupils for their future lives and we have recently introduced a job vacancy board. Pupils are invited to apply for a range of roles throughout the school. Applications are read and applicants are shortlisted and invited for interview. We will be recruiting for peer mediators in the next couple of weeks.
Our current Year 6 class were asked last summer for their views on climate change. The following film was made to accompany the launch of a series of essays on climate change in the Houses of Parliament on the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act (26/11/2018). Each school house is now working on a local project in order for us to have a more positive impact on the environment. What this space for more details.........
We also value the ideas and input of our pupils to help solve different issues in and around school. In the Spring term 2016, we had a number of issues with children play fighting at break and lunchtimes. We asked the children involved to research what the issue was and how we could solve it. They carried out a survey and a budget was made available to them to purchase equipment. The report for this work can be seen below:
If you have any great ideas which could be discussed at a school council or house captain meeting, speak to one of the representatives in school. Alternatively, add your ideas below and one of them will come and speak to you.