At Green Lane we don’t have a traditional School Council, at our school the pupils decided to set up a Caring Council run by Wellness Ambassadors from across our Key Stage 2 classes. This was the brainchild of one of our pupils – Jake Allison – who thought as we are a school that has caring values at its heart we should have a council that promotes them!
Jake organised an application form for everyone who wanted to become an ambassador and he met with our headteacher and deputy head to read through each one and ultimately choose those who displayed the most caring attitudes and had the most empathy to join the Caring Council.
They meet each week with senior leaders to discuss ways in which we can support the wellbeing of our pupils. They helped put reflection zones in each class – a place where pupils can go to if they need a quiet moment.
We listen to our pupils at Green Lane because their ideas are very often the best ideas and help to make our school the caring community it is today…