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Rockmount Primary School

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School Council

Rockmount School Council

At Rockmount Primary School we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in School Council meetings.  These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them.  Through these meetings, all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution.  Pupils at Rockmount Primary School know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.


Our School Council aims to encourage our children to:

  • Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
  • Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
  • Develop healthy, safer lifestyles
  • Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
  • To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others



We value the benefits of operating a School Council. The School Council represents the whole school.  We feel they benefit the whole community and as a school we operate as a community. Through our School Council and class council work it is hoped that we can develop a balance and wholeness, helping to make our community more harmonious to live in. Our School Council work will enable pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence.   Everyone will benefit from the work of the School Council.


Our School Council aims to ensure our children have:

  • A safe, happy and fair learning environment
  • A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them
  • A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills
  • An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school
  • An opportunity to experience a democratic process


Our School Council should encourage pupils to develop:

  • A sense of ownership over policy and practice
  • A consensus over school issues such as behaviour
  • A responsibility towards the school community and environment


Our School Council should give pupils the experience of:

  • Planning, organising and monitoring small projects
  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Debating skills
  • Mediation and negotiating skills
  • Basic budgeting and managing money


Our School Council aims to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system.

The Waste Project


As part of our Eco-Schools Programme, Rockmount Primary is committed to reduce waste across the school. As you may be aware, we have introduced Plastic-Free Fridays to raise awareness and reduce the use of single use plastic at school. Also, from this week we have Food Zero Heroes in the dinner hall to reduce food waste across the school that otherwise would go to landfill and have a negative impact on the environment. 

School Council Visit to Parliament

The Litter Project


Last year our school councillors worked diligently to ensure that their Litter Project was a success. The design of the winning poster was printed and displayed on Veolia’s sanitary vehicles that work in Croydon. 


Steve Reed MP, Pat Ryan, our local Councillor and representatives from Veolia announced and presented certificates to the winners of the borough wide competition.


We are very proud of our School Council in their efforts to raise awareness about the litter problem in our community and in making a collaborated effort to take action!



Our School Council continues to work on developing our children’s citizenship and democratic values. To reinforce these important core principles our school councillors had the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament on Monday 16th January. It was a first time experience for many of our young councillors but proved to be very interesting and informative. In addition to seeing and learning important facts about the history of governance in Great Britain our councillors were also fortunate to enter the House of Lords and the House of Commons.