The School Council meets regularly with staff from the school, to discuss issues and make decisions about how the school is run. School Councillors are appointed at the start of each academic year. A councillor is appointed from Year 2 and each Key Stage 2 class following a letter of interest and reasons why they should be chosen. Currently, the School Councillors are reminding their classes about our learning charter and the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect along with our school values of being kind, ready and being safe.
The School Councillors work with staff to ensure that as a school, we are following The British values including valuing democracy, the rights of themselves and others, mutual respect and tolerance. The School Council constantly strives to make Penn Wood Primary School the best that it can be.
Penn Wood Primary School is a Rights Respecting School, committed to ensuring the United Nations Rights on the Child are embedded in the life of the school. By signing up to learning charters, playground charters and lunchtime charters, pupils endeavour to respect each others’ right to be educated, to be heard and to be safe. Pupils at Penn Wood are aware of the rights of children not just at school but across the world. Through assemblies and RE lessons, pupils learn how giving to charity and through educating others can help other children’s rights to be met who are less fortunate than themselves.