St. Philip's Catholic Primary School, Messenger Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 3DU

Messenger Road
West Midlands
B66 3DU

Tel: 0121 558 1643

Pupil Leaders

School Council

Our School Council allows the voice of students throughout the school to be heard.

Our Current School Councillors are serving for two terms.

All councillors are elected by pupils from their respective classes in an election that takes place every two years for Key Stage 2 and every year for Key Stage 1.

As a School Council, we meet up every term to discuss various ideas and suggestions that can improve our school. At these meeting we usually have an agenda unless it’s an emergency meeting.

In addition to the agenda we also discuss any concerns, suggestions or any other business from our pupil voice boxes that are situated in every class.

Year 6

Year 6

Year 5

Year 5

Year 4

Year 4

Year 3

Year 3

Year 2

Year 2

YESSmethwick Student Council

Two of our St. Philip's School Councillors represent our school at a YESSmethwick Student Council. This is a group of six primary schools and one secondary school who come together monthly to discuss, organise various pupils led initiatives.

This is also a platform for young adults to have a say on what transpires within their community and schools.

Our Student Council representatives.
A Student Council meeting.

Rights Respecting Group

Members of our Rights Respecting Group.

In November 2014 our school started the journey to achieving the Rights Respecting School Award Level 1.

Rights Respecting Representatives were chosen by their peers and form the newly established Rights Respecting Group.

As a Catholic school we model and share with the children the teachings of Jesus (which is reflected in our mission statement) and therefore this underpins the foundations of the Rights Respecting Schools Award.

Read more about the Rights Respecting Schools Award (pdf)

Playground Buddies

Our Playground Buddies.

As a school we have listened to our parents and pupils concerns, and we know that bullying is a serious concern to all. We have asked our pupils and parents for their ideas to tackle some of these issues. One of the suggestions was to have a Playground Buddy System.

Children applied for Buddy jobs and had to get parent and teacher support in their applications. We have trained our Buddies to deal with various issues that were highlighted in our suggestion boxes and questionnaire to parent - Playground Buddies assist newly arrived children, identify and stop bullying in school and are there as friends for all children. They have duty timetables and take their jobs very serious.

We have termly meetings to discuss any concerns when they are on duty and also talk about what is working well and what needs to be improved.