The School Council
The school council is made up of elected members who give the school its ‘pupil voice’. Members of the school council are elected and the children develop their democratic processes. Perspective councilors give a presentation to their class about their ideas and how they intend to represent their class’ opinions and needs. When all children have had their say, a vote takes place and the councilor with the majority vote is elected.
The school council consists of one pupil from each class from Years 1 to 6. We regularly meet on a Thursday afternoon to discuss school issues, upcoming ventures and charitable causes. In our first half term we aim to support 3 charities, Macmillan Coffee Morning, Stand up for Cancer and our local Food Bank. All of these causes offer financial support to children and families both locally and further afield.
The school council is incredibly important to all the staff and their views and ideas are regularly shared at Senior Leadership Meetings. The key to our school council’s success is that they make a genuine impact on the running of the school and effect change requested by the pupils, for the pupils. Mrs Clemons works alongside the School Council.
It’s early in the year as yet but we’ve already been busy and have lots more planned…
· We have successfully held our first fund raiser for Macmillan, we raised £398.04 – a fabulous result and a huge improvement on last year’s figure.
· Next we are supporting our local community and during the Harvest Festival period we will be asking families to donate food for our local ‘Food Bank.’
· Finally for Autumn 1, we will host a non-uniform day as requested by the school council. On this occasion the money donated will be given to ‘Stand up for Cancer.’
· Our latest ‘School Council Newsletter’ will be distributed in the week beginning 17 thOctober 2016.