Democracy in action
The Prep has a very active and effective School Council, named ‘POD’ (Pupil Organised Democracy and the collective noun for a group of pelicans – the school badge) after the children held a vote. POD meets every month, setting its own agenda and recording minutes on an iPad. All pupils may raise an issue or put forward a suggestion for discussion by posting a note in the POD boxes in each form room.
Our science garden is one of many successes to which POD can lay claim, along with ‘Head’s Question Time’, where children can put their points directly to the Head. Pupils also came up with the idea of the ‘Perse Prep has Got Talent’ show, increasing the number of water fountains and improving the consistency of rewards and sanctions.