At Normanton Primary Academy we value the opinions and choices of our pupils. A strong School Council, drawn from pupils in Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, represents the voice of the pupils in school. The School Council meets every week and is led by a Chair and Secretary, supported by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Representatives are elected by members of their class who then also become MPs in the Waterton Academy Trust Parliament. This group meets every term and gives an opportunity for pupils in our school to interact with children from other schools across the Trust. As members of the School Council and as Waterton MPs, our pupils have helped to plan and organise inter-school art exhibitions, musical performances, poetry and art competitions and sporting events. They have made decisions about new school rules, raised issues of importance to their classes, selected and costed playtime and lunchtime playground equipment and have visited the Town Council to work with the Mayor on several occasions.
Our current School Chair says: “The School Council is a helpful group of people who work to help and improve our school. If someone has an opinion we will always take that into consideration. Our fellow classmates chose us to be councillors because they thought we are trustworthy people who can really make a difference and we hope to achieve our goals during our year as school councillors.”