School Council

 

We have a ‘School Council' which consists of 16 pupils; a boy and a girl, voted in by their peers from Reception to Year 6. This group meets regularly with  Miss Withers, Key Stage 2 Phase Leader. The school council makes decisions, after consulting with their peers, about changes in our school. School Council have been working on projects such as promoting all things 'eco' throughout the school. 

Why do we need School Councils?

For many years all the decisions about children were made by adults. But adults don’t always make the right decisions, sometimes because they haven’t talked to the children about the issue.

By being on the school council the children are able to help the adults in our school make the right decisions for the children and the school.

What is the job of a School Councillor?

  • To go to School Council meetings and take part in discussions
  • To let your class know what was talked about at the meetings
  • To take the ideas and views of your classmates to the Council
  • To be involved in activities that the School Council runs
  • To lead by example - always showing good behaviour to others

School Council 2017-18

 

Blackbirds

Naia & Arthur

 

Puffins

Jack a & Chloe

 

Kingfishers

Daisy & Kian

 

Swans

Jerome & Hasaanah

 

Peacocks

Max & Ava

 

Falcons

Brogan & Kai

 

Golden Eagles

Ellis & Daniella

 

Here are the qualities that the School Council decided are important, in order to be an effective Class Representative:

Listening

Sharing ideas and explaining

Being creative

Clear speaker

Confident

Kind

Team Player

Friendly

 In the first School Council meeting of the year, the class representatives decided on their main aims.

Aims of School Council

 

  1. Ensure children feel safe
  • Model how to play safely
  • Tidy up equipment on the playground
  • Try to stop bullying
  1. Listen to children’s views
  • Class council
  • Use notice board for information
  • Listening box for teacher
  • Pupil Voice box for school council reps
  • Talk to classmates
  • Regular school council Meetings
  1. Make children happy
  • Buddy bench
  • Play with lots of friends
  • Help teacher with concerns in listening box
  • Stop bullying
  • Act as a buddy on playground
  1. Raise money to buy new things for school
  • PJ day
  • Sponsored events
  • Mufti
  • Organising special events
  • Keep check of money and order things
  1. Make our school more eco-friendly
  • Posters
  • Explain to class about fruit waste in correct bins
  • Eco-reps
  • More recycling
  • Use of compost bin
  1. Raise money for charities
  • Red nose day
  • Children In Need
  • NSPCC
  • Sponsored events
  • Harvest
  • Collection at Christmas Performance
  1. Make our school welcoming
  • Improve school website
  • Pupil Voice section on website
  • Key Stage 2 children welcome parents in the morning
  • Show visitors around
  • Health and safety walk with governors
  • Show around new children
  • Smile