The School Council represents the whole school. Through our School Council work it is hoped that we can develop a balance and wholeness, helping to make our school and community more harmonious to live in. Our School Council aims to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system.
Our School Council aims to ensure our children have:
- A safe, happy and fair learning environment
- A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them
- A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills
- An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school
- An opportunity to experience a democratic process
Our School Council encourages children to:
- Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
- Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
- Work as part of a team to make changes and improvements in the school and wider community
- Develop problem solving and negotiation skills
- Grow in self-confidence and increase their self-esteem
- Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
- To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others
Class elections are held at the start of every academic year so that different representatives can have the opportunity to be a part of the School Council each year. Every class in school will vote for one of their classmates to be their representative on the School Council. It is a very responsible job, and School Council Members will share information with their class, and get ideas and views from pupils by communicating with each other.
School council meetings:
The first meeting of the year the School Council will vote for a chair. This is the person who makes sure everyone gets a turn to speak and encourages all members to contribute. In addition, the School Council will ensure someone takes notes during the meeting and the notes should assist the feedback classes receive after the meeting.
A School Council meeting is held each half term. During meetings pupils have the opportunity to share good news about their class or individuals, collaborate on ideas about how to improve our school, share fundraising ideas and voice problems or concerns and come up with solutions.
Giving feedback to pupils:
Following the School Council Meeting, School Council Members speak to their class to let them know what is going on and tell the class about the issues being discussed and what is happening next. This will encourage more children to contribute to further meetings, share worries and let members know the things which could be done to improve the school. The school will record School Council Achievements on the school newsletter as and when appropriate.
School Council members 2022-2023
- Early years: Lemon and Lime – Freddie and Florry
- Silver class – Archie
- Gold Class – George
- Pink Class – Anna
- Yellow Class – Freddie
- Green Class – Timea
- Red Class - Jack
- Purple Class - Fariha
- Orange Class – Max
- Aqua Class – Ely
- Charcoal Class – A-Jay
- Bronze Class – Charlie
- Blue Class – Shane