Garden House has its very own School Council. The Council provides pupils in MSI and above an opportunity to share their constructive ideas and suggestions with teachers and School management. Representatives are elected democratically by the pupils in each Upper School class.
School councils can be a most excellent training ground in responsibility for future citizens. At Garden House, we believe being involved in a School Council helps citizen awareness, improves relationships between pupils and teachers, it enhances the skills of communication, negotiation, decision-making and team-work and encourages pupils to have an increased pride in Garden House School. Pupils enjoy a greater level of trust and believe a School Council leads to a pleasant and equitable school ethos.
If any child at Garden House School is experiencing a problem - big or small - the usual port of call is their class teacher or teaching assistant. If the problem needs further intervention, the School Counsellor can be a further point of contact. Some children find it easier to chat to someone outside their immediate classroom environment and The School Counsellor can offer a safe haven in a different and quiet room, either as a one off or on a more regular basis as necessary.
The School Counsellor has many years’ teaching experience, has three children of her own and during those years, has leant a sympathetic ear to a variety of problems.