The School Council is an ideal opportunity for you to become more involved in the life of the school. Council meetings take place every half-term in mixed age groups. All pupils from Reception through to Year 5 are members of the School Council, with Year 6 acting as chairpersons who lead the meetings. Children from Nursery classes are also included in the Spring and Summer term.
The School Council meetings are your opportunity to express your views and to be included in decisions referring to all areas of school life, from lunchtime routines to the subjects that you learn about. The School Council gives you the chance to develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation along with the ability to make a positive change to your school life, through democracy.
School Council Achievements
In the last few years, the school council representatives debated and planned a range of issues and events including:
- Lunchtime arrangements
- P.E and sports clubs
- Attendance certificates
- House points
- Playground areas
- Curriculum theme days
- Fairtrade snacks
- Transition to new year groups
- Year 6 leavers events
As a result of the School Council meetings, the following has been implemented:
- Children with packed lunch are allowed to eat with children who have school dinners at lunchtime.
- Extra sports clubs during and after school.
- Attendance certificates are awarded and the winning class receives an extra five minutes of break time!
- New equipment has been provided in the playground.
- Special theme days linked to different subject areas.
- Children raised money for the PTA by designing, preparing and selling items for tuck.
- Year 2 children welcome children new to reception by writing letters, becoming their 'buddy' and are given opportunities to meet and play with them.
- Select children are Play Leaders and are armed with a range of activities for children to play with on the playground.
If you have a suggestion or an idea of how to improve our school, then please let your School Council Chairperson know about it!