MEET OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL
- We have a very proactive School Council made up of KS1 children,who meet regularly with Mr Williams to discuss important school issues. Each Year 2 class has three representatives on the School Council, two who are elected by their peers and one who has been selected by their class teacher. Each Year 1 class has two representatives chosen by their class teacher. All of the children who wish to stand for the role of school councillors are ask to present their ideas about what they can bring to our school.
- They are the voice of the children in the running of the school, and take their responsibility very seriously. Their term of office runs for one year, before the next election is held.
- The aims of the School Council are to promote a shared sense of ownership and responsibility for the school and to encourage pupils to take an active role in school life. The School Council improves communication between pupils and staff. Positive behaviour is also promoted and this contributes to school improvement.
- There are lots of positive outcomes to having a School Council, these include attitudes to learning, improved relationships, raised self-esteem and improved self-confidence.
- The School Council when possible meet weekly, over the course of the year, be involved in projects of their own design. The council members will act as a voice for their classmates and, through their experiences, will learn a great deal about democracy and teamwork. It's also a brilliant way of introducing the basic principles of democracy, how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process including the election of the school council and holding whole school votes that include everyone in the decision making process.
Some examples of what the school council has been up to.
- Every year they organise our Children In Need day. This results in lots of fun and lots of funds raised too!
- They designed posters to help recruit a voluntary gardener.
- Also every year they organise either Red Nose Day or Sport Relief Day, they come up with ideas (after consultation with their classmates) and help to run fund raising activities. These days are always a great success.
- They have provided a buddy bench on the playground as somewhere our 'All Stars' (playground helper) children could go to find the children that might need their help. They came up with this idea from the feedback they received from their classroom discussions. They have been responsible for liaising with our HELPS (parent) group to secure funding for this.
- They were part of the interview process for our current Head Teacher, they even thought of the questions they wanted to ask.
- They have fund-raised for new home reading books through activities like bag packing at a local supermarket. They hope to continue with this by organising a sponsored read as part of the school's celebration of World Book Day.
Our school council are very busy and we are very proud of them. 🙂