Each member of the School Council has been elected through a democratic process, providing children with individual liberty to empower choices around their education. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives. Our school council at St Mary's provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.
Year 6 House Captains and Vice Captains are elected at the start of the academic year by a school-wide democratic process. Each of the potential candidates write and deliver a speech explaining why they would like to be chosen as a House Captain to the whole school. Votes are then counted in each of the classes from Years 1-6.
Our Chaplaincy Team support our RE Leader in the organisation of religious events. For example, they will support with the planning of a mass, play a large part in organising charity events (eg. Harvest Festival), and read prayers during whole-school mass.
Librarians help to ensure that the library is neat and tidy and that all books are returned to the correct shelves. They also assist younger year groups with using the computer system to return and borrow books.
Our Play Leaders support our children during playtimes/ lunchtimes by suggesting and organising games.