We value children's opinions at Moreland and there are a number of ways that children can contribute their ideas and opinions to school life. These include School Council, Eco Team and Digital Leaders. Children also elect a Head Boy and Head Girl and their Deputies every September.
Every September we hold our elections for Head Girl and Head Boy. Children in Year 6 who wish to stand each write a manifesto which they share with the school during an election assembly. All the children from Year 1 up and staff then get to vote at our Polling Station for the candidates they prefer. Children are taught about democracy and the electoral system of the UK as part of the election process.
A School Council is group of children who are elected to represent the views of all pupils within the school. The Aim of the elected representatives is to help and support the school and its pupils to improve.
Collaboratively, members of the School Council discussed reading at Moreland. They requested to have a ‘Reading Buddies’ scheme across the school. They offered the suggestion that children pair up and read together in small groups or trios. They asked if children in Years 4,5 and 6 could read with the younger children in years 1, 2 and 3.
We have a team of digital leaders who meet once a fortnight. These children take a lead on computing, ICT and e safety.