We have an elected School Council, Travel Ambassadors and Eco Councillors who all make a valuable contribution to school life. Pupils are encouraged to take an active part in their learning and to make decisions about their learning and their school. During their time at Raglan, children will have many opportunities to express their views and contribute to school development, through organising events, fund raising, pupil surveys and questionnaires.
Meet the School Council
The School Council has been an active part of Raglan life since 2002. Each class at Raglan from Year 2 onwards votes for two pupil members and these children discuss Raglan School issues on a monthly basis. Our School Council Members act as a mouthpiece for their classmates and, possibly, parents too. They come to meetings armed with issues that the children want to talk about. Meetings can be quite thrilling with the amount of material that we cover.
Our School Council aims to encourage our children to:
- Develop confidence and responsibility
- Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
- Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
- To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others.
Over the years the School Council has requested playground equipment including new football goals and skipping ropes, cleaner playground toilets, gym apparatus, benches, friendship stops and the set up of the annual charity giving ‘R Factor’ talent competition. This last initiative has led to donations to many worldwide charities and the discovery of hidden talents in the school.
More recently the School Council discussed changing the House names and voted to change them to Yousafzai, Dina Asher-Smith, Luther King and David Attenborough.