Welcome to our School Council.
The School Council has pupil representatives from across the school who meet every half term. Representatives of the school council are volunteers who produce a manifesto at the start of the year to set out how and why they would like to be part of the School Council. School Council Members serve for the whole year.
Natalie McCormack and Hannah Clarke, both Teaching Assistants, Chair the School Council Meetings.
The Council is a forum for students' opinions and concerns. It's thoughts and findings are distributed throughout the school. In many cases suggestions made by class representatives are acted upon by our Senior Leadership Team. The School Council Members are also actively involved in fund raising.
The School Council also provides representatives to sit on the East SILC Parliament.
THE PUPIL'S CHARTER
This charter was devised by all students in High School on behalf of all pupils at the John Jamieson School. The drawing up of this ‘Bill of Rights’ is the culmination of many hours of work and it included assistance from parents and staff as well as input from the pupils themselves.
East SILC Bill of Rights
It was agreed that pupils have the right to:
- be given the time to speak, to be listened to, to express opinions, to complete work and to attend to personal needs including eating, drinking and going to the toilet in order to ensure privacy and respect
- be addressed directly whenever possible rather than through a third party in an age appropriate manner
- independence, and to only be helped when help if requested or when our physical disability prevents us from attempting the task in hand
- be positioned in a variety of ways during the school day including time to spend out of our wheelchairs if we should require it
- be given responsibility
- privacy without constant adult supervision and attention at the school times of the day
- your patience and confidentiality
- expect no jokes or disparaging remarks at our expense
- be taught in a quiet, structured and calm atmosphere
- not to have our lessons interrupted unless there are exceptional circumstances