Pupils at Paternoster School can become actively involved in school matters by election to the School Council. 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. Each academic year two pupils from each class will meet once a term where they are encouraged to share their views affecting school and wider community. Everyone gets a chance to speak and Clare Duncan, Assistant Head will listen to their views and support the School Council to realise their goals.
The School Council decide on topics for the school to focus on for each academic year. Activities may include whole school competitions, assemblies and special projects.
Recent activities the School Council have been involved in include
- Representing the school during the official opening of new school facilitiies
- School councillors members attend interviews for prospective staff and asked questions important to the student body and contribute towards the school recruitment process
- Showing visitors around the school and answering questions about the school
- Discussing the equipment to be included in the new playground