Our School Senedd aims to encourage our pupils to:
- Develop confidence and responsibility, and be respectful Heolddu citizens.
- Prepare them to play an active role as citizens.
- Develop healthy, safer lifestyles.
- Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people.
- To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others.
We value the benefits of operating a School Senedd. The School Council represents the whole school. We feel they benefit the whole community and as a school, we operate as a community. Through our School Senedd work it is hoped that we can develop a balance and wholeness, helping to make our community more harmonious to live in. Our School Senedd work will enable pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence. Everyone will benefit from the work of the School Senedd.
Our School Senedd aims to ensure our children have:
- A safe, happy and fair learning environment.
- A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them.
- A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills.
- An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school.
- An opportunity to experience a democratic process.
Our School Senedd should encourage pupils to develop:
- A sense of ownership over policy and practice.
- A consensus over school issues such as behaviour.
- A responsibility towards the school community and environment.
Our School Senedd should give pupils the experience of:
- Planning, organising and monitoring small projects.
- Speaking and listening skills.
- Debating skills.
- Mediation and negotiating skills.
- Basic budgeting and managing money.
Our School Senedd aims to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system.
- At least two representatives from each KS3 tutor class.
- At least one representative from each KS4 class.
- Sixth Form Leadership team.
- Link Teacher.
- An agenda is to be organised by the link teacher (Sixth Form Leadership team.
- Minutes will be recorded by the pupils.
It is a very responsible job, and School Senedd Members will share information with their class, and get ideas and views from pupils by talking.
The link between the School Senedd and Sub Committees:
Each class will operate a class council in which issues are discussed associated with their class. If, however, an issue does occur that they feel needs to be forwarded to the School Senedd, then the issue will be presented to the School Senedd through the class representative.
The School Senedd will be leading more meetings and will hear their feedback on a half-termly basis via the Deputy Headteacher in the whole school assembly. Feedback will be provided from each School Senedd Meeting through minutes from the meetings and feedback from the link teacher.
Running the School Senedd Meetings:
The School Senedd will vote for a chair. This is the person who makes sure everyone gets a turn to speak and encourages all members to contribute. In addition, the School Senedd will ensure someone takes notes during the meeting and the notes should assist the feedback classes receive after the meeting.
At the end of the School Senedd meeting, everyone needs to know what they have to do next. The chair needs to make sure members know what to do and what they have to say to their class.