Our School Council were chosen democratically.
Children from Reception to Year 6 who wanted to be a member of the School Council presented a speech to their class. Each child in the class then voted democratically for the pupil they wanted to represent them and feedback their views and opinions in meetings (Article 12).
What have we done so far this year?
We have met our £1,000 target for UNICEF refugees.
We review suggestions that have been passed onto us during collective worship. Someone did suggest we have an Emoji day in school so school council decided to arrange a Emoji Movie night in the Autumn 2 half term. School council have also reviewed the parental feedback from open evenings in November and wrote a letter to parents to explain a bit more about what we currently do in school. We have also met as the Rights Respecting steering group, along with Governors and staff to talk about gaining RRSA Level 2. We have also monitored reading areas in each classroom and passed feedback to teachers. During the Spring term we also looked at class floor books and gave feedback to staff.
On Thursday 25th January Key Stage 2 School Council members attended part of a Governors meeting to talk about what we do as a School Council. Everyone did very well and we all got a Head Teacher award from Mrs Shaw.
School Council members 2017-2018
Reception - Reyna and William D
Year 1C - Alfie and Ruby
Year 1S - Nicole and Warren
Year 2 - Ryley and Louie
Year 3 - Phoebe and Nathan
Year 4 - Jay and Macey
Year 5G - Callum and Mya
Year 5H - Kimberley and James
Year 6 - Liam, Holly - Jo and Leo
The School Council meets every Tuesday morning with Mrs Schofield.
Our School Council represents the views of all of our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community.
School Council aims:
To make sure our school is a safe and happy place for all of our children.
To make sure children have a place to voice their concerns.
To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements.
To make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.
We will do this by:
Talking to our class to gain ideas and suggestions.
Making sure everyone's opinions and views are valued.
Having regular meetings to share our ideas.
Each class has two representatives who attend the meeting and then share the information discussed back in their classes.
The charity we are supporting this year is UNICEF Refugees
We hope to raise £1000 over the next 2 years.
Look out for the exciting ways we will be raising money!
School council used some of the fantastic suggestions from the suggestion box to help decide on the dressing up themes.
Autumn 1-Spooky theme
Autumn 2- Christmas theme
Spring 1-Inside out
Spring 2-Aliens and Astronauts
Summer 1- Teachers as children and children as teachers
Summer 2- Non school uniform week
The kitchen theme days for this year are as follows:
Autumn 1- German
Autumn 2- Christmas
Spring 1- Chinese
Spring 2- Turkish
Summer 1- Indian
Summer 2- Greek
Investing in Children Award
On Tuesday 7th June Chloe cam to speak to School Council about all the good things that happen in our school. She was very impressed with everything the children talked about. On Tuesday 27th June Chloe came back to school to feedback to the children and we are proud to say we have been awarded membership. Investing in Children Membership™ gives organisations national recognition for the good practice and active inclusion of children and young people resulting in change.