The idea has been developed from a book called ‘Creating Learning without Limits’ written in part by a Headteacher of a 1 form entry primary school in Hertfordshire which has been graded by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ in 3 consecutive inspections!
All children and staff have been allocated a colour group. They will remain in this group for the whole time they are at Ocklynge.
The system is radically different from a traditional school council structure but is, in effect, a pupil council in which all children and adults are listened to and their opinions valued and acted upon. The listening culture across the school can then start to evolve.