Why do we have a School Council?
The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made within school.
Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School Council?
We have an active School Council with boys and girls representing their fellow pupils from Year 2 to Year 6.
Each councillor is first nominated by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected. The nominated councillors are then voted for on election day. The School Council once elected, then select a Chair, an Assistant Chair, a Secretary and a treasurer.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their classes. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. The council also actively raise money for charities, including Children In Need and Sports Relief.
Members of the School Council are also a part of deciding on staff members employed within our school. Most recently they supported Mr Davies and School Governors with the appointment of Mr Willson and Mrs Lugg.
School Council Members meet every other week with Mrs John during a Thursday lunch time.