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.
School Council members 2016
Reception - Lilly and John
Year 1 - Jack and Erin
Year 2B - Jodi and Morgan
Year 2C - Lucy Ella and Harry
Year 3 - Hannah and Byron
Year 4H- Jenny and Richard
Year 4A - Ellie - Jo and Kieron
Year 5 - Ryan and Alicia
Year 6 - Lucy, Dean and Grace
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 Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
Visit the website to find out about all the great work they do
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-Mad Hair
Spring 2-Favourite Artist
Summer 1- Animals
Summer 2- Non school uniform week
The kitchen theme days for this year are as follows:
Autumn 1- French
Autumn 2- Christmas
Spring 1- Pancakes
Spring 2- Italian
Summer 1- Brazilian
Summer 2- Australian
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.
Councillor Michele Hodgson
On 1st November 2016 one of our school governors Councillor Michele Hodgson came along to one of our meetings to talk to us about what councillors do in the community. This helped us to understand the importance of our role as school council representatives. She talked to us about the councillor election process and how similar this is to how we elect school council members.
We were invited to attend Durham County Council offices, so on Wednesday 18th January 2017 School Council were lucky enough to visit. We had a tour of the building including the Durham room and one of the meeting rooms. Councillor Bell, the chair of the council and Mayor of Durham told us all about the role of councillors within Durham. He also let everyone of us try on his chain of office, even Mrs Schofield had a turn.
School Council News
The School decided that it would be a good idea to write a termly newsletter to share what School Council have been up to with the school community.
As a council we will write the newsletter together after discussing what each article will contain.