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School Council

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.

 

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.