What are the aims of the School council?
How do children become a School Councillor?
At the beginning of each year, children can nominate themselves. Nominees present to their class the reasons why they would make a good councillor. Each class votes for their councillor.
What we do in the meetings?
The class councillor’s meet with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in the meetings and councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas. They carry out surveys and votes within their classes so that each class's opinion is represented. These opinions are then fed back to the council and the opinion of the majority is taken forward. Mrs Grimes writes up the minutes after each meeting and discusses these with all the staff. Any decisions made are fed back to all the children by the class teachers.
What has our school council done?
Held fundraising events each year to raise money for local, national and international charities
Improved playtimes by meeting with lunchtime/behaviour staff
Planned and led assemblies to keep all the children informed
Arranged for more bins to be in the playground to help keep the school tidy
Met with governors and completed questionnaires to improve teaching and learning
Helped to re-design the school lunch menu
Held competitions to design CD cover
Planned and led a school vote for House names
Decorated children’s toilets and purchased mirrors