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.
Kyla and Kaiden
Isaac and Molly
Ocean and Amari
Laila and Beny
Zaineb and Romeo
Fardeen and Ava
|Year 4||Evie and Chase|
|Year 5||Hamoody and Alya|
|Year 6||Shuhayb and Esther|
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.
Eco-Schools was founded in 1994, operates in 67 countries and engages 19.5 million young people globally. This makes Eco-Schools the largest educational programme on the planet.
The Seven Step framework supports young people of all ages and abilities to work together to plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate environmental actions in their school. Participating in the programme:
When creating an Action Plan, Eco-Committees choose three topics (five topics for those renewing an existing Eco-Schools Green Flag) to work on. Eco-Committees select the three (or five) topics they would like to work on from the Ten Eco-Schools topics below.
Year 1 Aya, Ricky, Anais and Lorenzo
Year 2 Eli, Hadjer, Kavanii and Saira
Year 3 Albie, Hadjir, Jayden and Kyra
Year 4 Eman and Treyvon
Year 5 Azra and Armaan
Year 6 Leshae and Ezel
We meet regularly to monitor and review Eco issues at our school.
We initially met via zoom during lockdown and we carried out our Environmental Review. It took a couple of meetings to complete and we had to ask our Head of School, Business Manager and Premises Manager to help us with some of it.
Designed to review our learning environment and provide inspiration for topics that we want to explore.
Following our Environmental Review we we could see our strengths and areas for development, we used these along with our own experiences and observations to choose three topics to explore.
Areas of Interest
We had a vote and chose:
We have a team of digital leaders who meet once a fortnight. These children take a lead on computing, ICT and e safety.