Buxton Junior School

Democracy in action

September 2016

​Circle Meetings-giving all pupils a voice at Buxton Junior School

All pupils will have the opportunity to have their say in half termly Circle Meetings this year.


School Year 2015-2016

Our School Council representatives have done an excellent job this year and proved that they have a voice at Buxton Junior School. Staff  and Governors have listened to their ideas and as a result:

- there is a new Friendship Bench on the playground

- more benches have been bought to sit on

-big, red planters for flowers have been bought to brighten up the playground

- the lunchtime rota has been looked at carefully to ensure everyone has the same opportunities to go on first sitting

- Derbyshire County Council have promised to paint white lines on part of Mosley Road and erect a special guard rail near the school gate to deter parking


As well as electing their own School Council representatives, pupils at Buxton Junior School also have the opportunity to vote for Sports Leaders. This is an important position in school and potential leaders need to be persuade and convince their peers that they are the right person for the job.