Meet our school Councillors:
The schools council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The school council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils that they represent.
Restorative Justice at Kennington CE Academy
Since January 2017 the school council and learning mentors have been taught how to use restorative justice at Kennington CE Academy. The programme helps solve problems between children and restores friendships.
Restorative approaches are based on four key features:
- RESPECT: for everyone by listening to other opinions and learning to value them
- RESPONSIBILITY: taking responsibility for your own actions
- REPAIR: developing the skills within our school community so that its individual members have the necessary skills to identify solutions that repair harm and ensure behaviours
are not repeated
- RE-INTEGRATION: working through a structured, supportive process that aims to solve the problem and allows young people to remain in mainstream education.
By Finley Year 6 School Councillor
These are Kennington CE Academy's Pupil Advocates. They each had to apply for their role and were interviewed by the advocates who were leaving for secondary school. They were chosen for their excellent behaviour, being perfect role models in the school and for their confidence speaking to staff, pupils and visitors to our lovely school.
They are able to show prospective parents, Governors, staff from our Academy Trust and external moderators around school and point out our excellent examples of learning, our Christian Core Values and where we all Achieve ~ Celebrate ~ Succeed.
Our Marvellous Maths Masters are on hand if the children have exhausted all of the Learning B's - Book, Bits and Bobs, Board, Buddy, Brain, Board and Be Brave. Asking the Boss is always the last option.
Our Maths motto is "FAIL - SAIL - TAIL". First Attempt In Learning, Second Attempt In Learning and Third Attempt In Learning.
Here at Kennington CE Academy, we encourage challenge and perseverance. All of our maths challenges are Mild, Hot, Spicy and Chilli. Children are asked to get into the "Pit of Learning" and find their way out using the steps of progress.
Having a go is never wrong.
Year 6 Buddies
At Kennington C.E. Academy we have Year 6 Playground Buddies who help in each of our three play areas. We also have a blue ‘Buddy Bench’ on the Top playground where the younger children can go if they would like a Buddy to support them.
Our Buddies help to promote our Core Christian Values of ‘Love and Care’, ‘Everyone is Important’, ‘Giving’, ‘Using your Talents’ and ‘Forgiveness’. The Buddies help us to achieve a friendly, calm and happy atmosphere for the children at break and at lunchtime.
The role of the playground buddy includes; teaching children to play a wider range of games, helping children to play nicely with each other, helping children to make friends, helping to resolve minor disputes, and being there as a friend to support all the other children.