The School Council
The School Council has an important role in our school. It ensures that all pupils have the opportunity to have a say in the running of our school. The School Council is made of a group of elected representatives from each class.
At the beginning of each year, we spend a few weeks working with the children making sure they understand the responsibilities and skills required to be a class representative. Children are encouraged to prepare posters or speeches to explain to their classmates why they should be chosen.
On 'election day' , the library becomes our polling station and the children are invited to mark their ballot papers secretly. The votes are counted and the child with the most votes from each year group is elected.
Currently our School Council is made of:
Bobby is the Year 1 representative.
Eva is the Year 2 representative.
George is the Year 3 representative.
Vito is the Year 4 representative.
Callum is the Year 5 representative.
Jasmine and Cameron are the Year 6 representatives.
These children meet with Mrs Thomas at the School Council to discuss the school , considering how they can make the learning experience better for everyone.
The class representatives share the minutes from the School Council back to their classes and hold a Class Council to discuss matters further.
So far this year the School Council have :
- Introduced the 'care credit' system for monitoring the use of equipment at playtimes.
- Consulted the whole school to find their responses to the new parent meetings in the day with the children.
- Interviewed prospective teachers as part of the overall selection day.