At Pennington Infant School we have a HEART Council who work together to share pupil voice and bring about change. They are an integral part of our school community and are made up of two representatives from each class in Key Stage 1, who are chosen by their classmates.
The HEART Council meets regularly and the meetings are facilitated by a member of the senior leadership team. The HEART Council works on a wide range of issues. We believe that every child has a voice in our school and that every child can contribute their ideas and opinions through their class representatives for discussion by the HEART Council.
The children take back suggestions and ideas to their class and report back on the best ones to the whole School Council. These are then acted on and shared with all children through assemblies, which School Council may sometimes lead.
Focus for 2023 - 2024
To introduce and refine whole school rewards on completion of the Green HEART reward chart.
To work in partnership with the Landscape Team to evolve our school grounds.
To celebrate the Pennington Infant School journey with perspective parents as part of Early Years tours.
One of our HEART values is Environment. This means we include all Eco matters as part of our HEART council unlike others who may chose to have a separate Eco-Warrior group.
The HEART council work with Mrs Budd (Admin Team) and Mrs Oakshatt (Governor) to consider how the school can be more environmentally friendly and how we can save resources and energy.
They have identified 5 areas that they want to continue to monitor for the school.
1. Saving electricity
2. Keeping our environment tidy
4. Saving water
We endeavour to think creatively of ways children can save energy around school and incorporate this as part of our class charters. Classes carry out spot checks to ensure lights and computers are turned off when they are not in use and ensure the learning environments are also kept tidy.