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Pontarddulais Primary School

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School Council

Ein Cyngor Ysgol

Our School Council

Ein Tim Foesegol

Our Ethical Team

School Council & Ethical Team

 

We undertook speeches and voting early in the Autumn term to elect our new School Council and for the first time an ‘Ethical team’. The Ethical team will work alongside the School Council and replace other Pupil groups; while we are still in class bubbles and unable to mix.

 

These new groups have been busy monitoring our energy usage, hygiene and recycling initiatives as well as working hard on ‘Action research’ linked to ‘Blended learning’, which will result in an important conference in the Summer term. This will be an opportunity for both teams to undertake research, analyse the data generated and evaluate the impact of our ‘Blended learning’.

 

‘Lockdown’ has impeded the progress of different initiatives but we have focused on ‘Citizenship’ and thought of others less fortunate by raising money for 2 charities this year; Comic relief and Children in Need.

 

Health, Well-being, Growth mind-set and ‘Healthy Schools’ actions remain at the heart of everything our School Council and Ethical team do.

 

We are looking forward to a productive, safe Summer term!

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.

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