We have a School Council that work to ensure every member of our school community is aware of children’s rights. As a Gold Rights Respecting School we are able to place the rights of each child at the heart of our school ethos.
The council consists of annually elected members representing each year group across school. The purpose of the council is to provide a voice for the children of Cockton Hill Junior School. They meet regularly and are proactive in improving life for children in the school by raising concerns that have arisen from discussions within their class council meetings. We respect the views and contributions made by our school council and aim to use these to make improvements to the school whenever possible. The School Council are excellent at identifying issues that are important to them and tackling them. They have recently had a say in curriculum development, playground improvements, personal care facilities and anti-bullying work.
WoW (Working out Worries) Team
The role of a WoW Team member is an important one at Cockton Hill Junior School. The team know how to identify hotspots in and around the school where children may have concerns or worries about something affecting them. They learn how to recognise feelings and also how to approach and support their peers. Team members are active across the school year and attend regular team meetings.
Our Screen Savers play a leading role in educating all children and help to keep them safe online. They take part in monthly challenges, design and deliver online safety lessons and attend monthly meetings to keep them up to date with changes in the digital world. We are very proud of the work they do and were recently commended with a special award from the town council.
The Eco Warriors are a group of children from across school that have a key role in improving environmental awareness across school. As part of this, children are encouraged to engage in their environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it. We are beginning to embark on our eco-schools journey and have recently achieved our Bronze Eco-Schools Award. Children have recently made bird feeders and bug hotels to support local wildlife, grew herbs to use in the school kitchen, planted bulbs to brighten up the school entrance and surveyed the school for electricity and water usage.
Our OPAL leaders are a team of representatives from each class across school. They work alongside staff to lead games outside on a break time and lunch time.
The Pride Patrol are a group of children from across school who act as our equality ambassadors. They help create a school community where everyone celebrates diversity and is protected in accordance with the nine protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. The Pride Patrol work to promote inclusivity and raise awareness of issues which affect the LGBTQ+ community.