Dolphin School aims to foster in children a sense of social, environmental and political awareness, combined with the confidence to articulate areas of school life they want to develop and wider community and global issues to be involved with.
Dolphin’s School Council may hark back to Classical times, using Athenian principles of democratic representation, however its vision is firmly focused on the future. Chaired by a Year 8 pupil, the voice of the children is currently represented by members of the Middle and Upper Schools. Meetings take place weekly with an open agenda, led by child-based discussion, brought to the School Council Forum by School Councillors who are selected on a termly basis.
Summer Term 2021 School Council Meeting
Rufus chaired a School Council meeting with representatives from Years 1,2,3 and 4. It was the first time children from Years 1 and 2 had come to meetings and predicably they embraced the Dolphin communicating with clarity and precision as they discussed areas of development they would like to see in their school. Adam came to thank them for attending and explained how their 'Student voice' was important in making him aware of issues that are important to the pupils.
Autumn Term 2020 School Council Meeting
Despite School Council needing to be socially distanced this term Rufus, our School Council President is still able to chair meetings. Using the space available in the hall we have had positive meetings discussing areas the students would like developed or changed. One of the positive aspects is how the older Year 7 and 8 representatives can advise the younger years and gain perspective from their experience through the school on topics that arise.