At Kennington CE Academy all of our children have a role. This gives them the skills to become young leaders.
The Role of the School Council at Kennington CE Academy
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.
Each class has elected their school councillor which means we have 12 all together. We have a Chair, Vice Chair, Finance and Secretary. There is a meeting held every month with the Headteacher.
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.
At Kennington C.E. Academy we have 2 Playground Buddies per year group who help in the Quiet Area and the year 3 and 4 playground and the bottom playground. 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 using Restorative Justice, and being there as a friend to support all the other children.
The Worship Warriors are ambassadors for our Christian Vision and Values and lead Collective Worship.
This year we have an amazing 15 Worship Warriors. The children know a lot about Collective Worship and they are pretty amazing at RE too!
Some of their responsibilities are:
- Be ambassadors for our school by living out our school Vision and Values and Bible verse.
- Spot other children demonstrating our school Vision and Values and Bible verse.
- Plan and lead different aspects of Collective Worship.
- Encourage others to use and add to our school and class reflection areas.
- Collect pupil voice following on from Collective Worship and discuss their findings with the Christian Distinctiveness Leader.
- Talk to visitors about our Christians Vision and Values and share all the good work we do as a school.
- Set up their own lunch club with a guest speaker of Reverend Eve.
- Support school events to raise money for charities.