Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Jesus said "Let the children come to me" We live and learn and love in His way.

Our Children as Leaders

We encourage our children through the School Council, House Captains, Playground Pals and Eco Warriors to be autonomous and to take responsibility for their own actions, enabling them to take an active role in the life of the school. Various groups within school are responsible for making sure the "pupil voice" is heard, this voice has an influence on whole school decision making.

School Council

Holy Family School Council are the voice of the pupils! We are a democratically elected body who meet every half term to consider issues that are important in our school. We gather the views of the pupils in our classes and ensure that teachers understand what it is like to be a pupil at Holy Family.

In addition to this, we also help to make decisions about the things that affect us as pupils, like the design of the merit awards, purchasing resources for wet play times and rotas for using different equipment around school. We are proud to be ambassadors for our school, representing Holy Family at a number of events and are pleased to help anyone who approaches.

We are Holy Family School Council. It is our job to look after anyone who needs support and make sure their time at Holy Family is happy. We also try to help people with their learning and make sure our school is as good as it can be.

We do this by listening to the views of our peers. We ensure that the teachers know the needs of pupils, so that everybody’s voice is heard. We have regular meetings that are led by our executive committee (our Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Secretary and Press Officer are all Year 6 members).

This year, we have already discussed the level of bullying in our school and how to stop it (even though we don’t think there is much bullying at Holy Family). We have also drawn up a shopping list for playground equipment and resources for the yurt and can’t wait for them to arrive – we have even discussed how pupils should use them so they stay in good condition.

We are always open to ways we can make our school even better, so if you have any ideas, please come and speak to us.

(Written by the Executive Committee – Hannah, Joe, Connor and Aidan)