Pupil Leadership Team
Welcome to our Pupil Leadership Team (PLT) information. This page will give you some idea of the role and responsibilities of our PLT Representatives.
The Role of Class Council and the Pupil Leadership Team
In class, PLT representatives share and discuss ideas for ways to improve our school.
The PLT representative records ideas in our Class Council files to bring to the next School Council meeting for discussion.
We hold Class Council meetings once a month.
Pupil Leadership Team
The Pupil Leadership Team meet every other week to discuss the ideas, decide on the most effective ways to change and improve the school and then talk to the people who can help to make it happen.
The Pupil Leadership Team regularly share news and information about new initiatives and the important things which are achieved.
Together we can help St. Chad’s RC Primary School to continue to grow and succeed.
St. Chad’s RC Primary Pupil Leadership Team Constitution
The Pupil Leadership Team School needs a constitution because it will:
Provide everyone with a clear statement of purpose
Set out the rules and procedures to make sure the Pupil Leadership Team runs effectively and successfully
Provide clear guidelines for anyone joining the Pupil Leadership Team
Name of organisation: St. Chad’s RC Primary School Pupil Leadership Team
To allow the children at St. Chad’s RC Primary School to have a voice
To help the school and community be a better place
To help to improve learning in the school
To raise funds for the school
School Council will be made up of representatives from years 2 – 6.
Each class will elect two representatives who attend meetings and give feedback.
Having been a member of the Pupil Leadership Team for one year, children will then be unable to represent their class for the following two years to allow opportunity to a wider range of people.
Elections will be run without prejudice or discrimination.
Any class member is entitled to run for the Pupil Leadership Team and the decision in each class will be made by a private ballot.
Children wishing to be considered for The Pupil Leadership Team will need to present a speech to their class giving clear reasons and examples of why they are the most suitable candidate for the job.
Once elected on to the Pupil Leadership Team as board members, children will be able to apply for specific job roles within the organisation.
These are as follows:
Vice Chair Person
These roles will be elected by the board using the same election process as for Pupil Leadership Team.
Job roles and responsibilities will be shared with all Pupil Leadership Team members at the beginning of the year and job specifications will be kept in each class file.
Leaving School Council:
Should a member of Pupil Leadership Team wish to resign from their post they must write a letter to the Chair Person giving reasons for their decision.
Once a member has resigned they will not be permitted to reapply for Pupil Leadership Team in the future, unless there are circumstances considered to be exceptional by the board (e.g. serious illness).
In these circumstances, a new representative must be elected as soon as possible.
Pupil Leadership Team members may be asked to step down from their position if they repeatedly break Pupil Leadership Team rules.
Each member has three chances. Should they lose these three chances, they will be asked by the Chair Person to give up their role and leave.
Pupils asked to leave Pupil Leadership Team will not be permitted to reapply for a position in the future.
The Pupil Leadership Team Rules are as follows:
All Pupil Leadership Team members must:
Be respectful and listen to others
Contribute or participate actively in meetings
Follow the school rules and be role models to other pupils
Model good behaviour at all times
Be polite and courteous to others
Not refer to specific individuals or groups during discussions
Use their position on the Pupil Leadership Team to support and develop their school and peers and not abuse this position in any way
The Pupil Leadership Team will meet every two weeks, should additional meetings be required, these will be called as necessary.
The venue and time of meetings will be agreed at the beginning of each school year.
For decisions to be made at a meeting, there must be at least 6 members present (one from each year group wherever possible) and decisions are made through a “show of hands” vote in which the majority rules.
Class Council meetings should be held once a month to discuss and share ideas and feedback. These should be included in class assembly time and circle time as appropriate.