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Pupil Voice

Pupil voice is given a real status at Newcomen Primary School; our children have many wonderful ideas and suggestions and they play a very important role in the government of the school. School Council The School Council is run by Miss Pusztai (head teacher). Mrs Hobday, a member of our governing body, also attends weekly meetings. Democratic elections are held annually for class representatives on school council from Y1 Y5. Class members vote for a male and female representative, who they believe to have the qualities needed, to be class representatives. In addition, each September Y6 pupils put themselves forward for the much sought after positions of Secretary, Treasurer and Chair Person. The candidates write a letter of application and speak to all classes explaining why they consider themselves suitable for their chosen position. Whole school elections are then held for these high profile positions and votes are counted. Together, school council represent and share the thoughts, ideas and concerns of their classes and they are proactive in developing school initiatives and driving them forward. They also play a vital role in the decision making process of changes. "We know that our ideas and opinions count and are valued by all members of school. We know our voice can change the future and make a difference..!"  All childrens opinions in our school are valued & we know we have the power to create a better future for our Newcomen family. We believe in our shared democratic voice and a shared coalition with our fellow peers. Y6 School Council School Council has also driven fundraising for: Children in Need, Comic Relief, Barnardo's, Teesside Hospice, Christian Aid and Water Aid. They are currently raising funds for the Nepal earthquake disaster fund with their Y6 Enterprise project. Please see below for examples of our work together:

House Captains The house system is a school tradition dating back to the early days of the junior school. The names are those of famous English seafarers from history. The houses are:- Drake (Blue) Grenville (Yellow) Sidney (Red) Raleigh (Green) House captains act as buddies and mentors to our younger children. They take a leading role in organised whole school house activities such as Sports Day and Promoting British Values Days.   https://youtu.be/PpUpot6pQeo https://youtu.be/HI4ekdI2eh4

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