Our pupil’s voice and their opinion is very important to us. We are very fortunate to have an active school council which encourages responsibility, democracy and ownership. Every year the elected School Council work together to bring fresh ideas and make improvements to our school. This builds on our teaching and promotion of British Values.
At the start of every academic year, pupils from Reception through to Year 6 are invited to consider running for School Council in our official election. If a pupil decides they would like the opportunity to be their class representative, they prepare a manifesto before presenting it to their peers. Elections are taken very seriously and all pupils are asked to cast their votes for the candidate they feel is the right one for the job. Through this election process, each class selects two pupils from their class to represent them throughout the year.
Our School Council meets half-termly to discuss issues and initiatives, they are then responsible for reporting back to classes.
School Councillors take an active role in whole school events such as helping to run stalls at events, organising charitable events as well as meeting stakeholders to give a pupil perspective on whole school decisions.
More recently, our School Council was involved in the following activities.
Helping others in our Local Area
Pupils asked members of our school community to donate pre-loved warm items for local refugees and asylum-seekers charity
Celebrating World Heritage Day
Councillors helped organise a brilliant World Heritage Day and international food stalls which brought the who school community together.
Improving our school
Pupils designed and conducted a pupil survey to find out what playground equipment their peers would like to have for playtimes and to gather ideas about how we could improve the facilities. The outcome of the survey was the decision to create a quiet reading area/ book corner in both KS1 and KS2 playgrounds.
School Councillors - Year 6
Chari: "I want to make change in our community. If we have to learn, we should be learning the right way. It is essential that every child contributes something in this society."