Last week we began the process of Young Governor elections. Children wishing to be on their class ballot paper must be nominated by a peer and then give a short presentation to their class explaining why they would be effective in this role.
A member of the Young Governors holds a prominent role in school, and as a result the election process is rigorous and as closely matched to our British Parliamentary voting process as possible.
Young Governor commitment to the role will be demonstrated by:
- Attitudes and behaviours which model high expectations to all our pupils
- Certain responsibilities involving duties, presentations and participation in a number of events and activities.
Expected attitudes and behaviours include:
- Modelling and demonstrating the school’s Values
- Positive, respectful interaction with pupils and adults
- Willingness to listen to their peers and speak on behalf of them when necessary
- Commitment of time – including regular lunchtime meetings as well as break or lunch times for special events, occasional after school activities.
Some of the responsibilities include (this list will be added to during the year):
- Helping to lead certain whole-school activities or events, such as charity events
- Participating in events in the wider community
- Representing their class in Young Governor meetings
- Sharing matters from Young Governor meetings with their class and collecting views in response
- Planning and running a fundraising stall at one of the annual fayres
- Promoting democracy and helping to link British Values with their role
- Reporting to the Governing Body.
Young Governor Presentation:
- To be held the week beginning 14th September in classrooms followed by voting the week beginning 21st September.
- Winners will be announced Week beginning 28th September.
Year 4 Teacher
Head of Young Governors