At The Royal Kent School we are lucky to have pupils who are caring and confident; they want to help the school get even better for all the children here, and enjoy thinking of ways to do this. As well as thinking about inside our school, they like to think about the wider world too.
We have created five different Pupil Committees to help us evaluate and improve different aspects of school life. We hope that over their time in the school, all pupils will take part in at least one Pupil Committee and help make an impact on the school.
Ignite: The Royal Kent Spiritual Committee
As a Church of England School which promotes Christian Values and opportunities for children to reflect on the spiritual aspect of their lives, we are supported by our pupils to help us evaluate what we do and how we could do it better. This committee helps us to find out how RKS encourages pupils’ discovery of God the creator, of their ‘innermost being’ and of the wonder of the environment.
Over the year, the children will focus on whole school initiatives as well as reflecting on key questions of meaning and truth, developing a prayer space at school and leading an expressive arts activity for the whole school.
Young Leaders: The Royal Kent School Council
As well as having opportunities to lead on their own learning in classes, there are many chances for pupils to lead across the school. When there is a project that needs to be done, or an idea to the thought of, you can rely on the Young Leaders!
Over the year, these children will be a link between their classes and the school leadership team, act as ambassadors for the school and help organise whole school charity and fundraising events.
Communication Correspondents: The Royal Kent Communication Committee
In a busy primary school it can be difficult for us to let parents and other classes know all the things we get up to each day. Our communications committee are in charge of letting each other, parents and the wider world know what their classes have been doing.
Communication correspondents must use their class ‘speech bubbles’ to write messages which will then be put on our school’s social media and website for all parents to see. They may also be asked to write an account of a trip or event which may be shared with parents in our weekly newsletter.
Eco Champions: The Royal Kent Environment Committee
There are a range of different issues involved in this are of school development, such as sustainability, healthy living and energy use. We are very lucky that our school is set in beautiful grounds and this committee also has an important role in promoting care for the environment.
Over the year, the children will help to plan activities for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) week in the Spring term, evaluate the work of the school in many different areas and work together to tackle different issues.
Digital Leaders: The Royal Kent Computing Leaders
This is our newest Pupil Committee, with just Key Stage 2 classes involved at the current time. Our Digital Leaders work closely with our Computing Subject Leader to promote the subject within the school and ensure that all classes are getting the most out of our computing resources.
Two important projects that the digital leaders have been involved with are the development of our school's new website, and getting to grips with our brand new school set of iPads!