Our School Council were chosen democratically.
Children from Year 1 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 13 - Freedom of expression - the children were able to present why they would be a good representative for our school.
School Council members 2021-2022
Year 1S - Roma and Lucas
Year 1M - Elliot and Maisie
Year 2 – Rosie G and Rocco
Year 3 – Zene and Sam
Year 4 – Reyna and Archie
Year 5 – Kayne and Shanar
Year 6 - Aimee and Lauren
The School Council meet at 9.00 every Thursday morning with Mr Coxon.
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. The children also feedback what we have spoken about on a Friday morning during our whole school collective worships. We now have a display that updates everyone in the school on the corridor.
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.
Feeding back to the rest of school each week during collective worship on a Friday.
Each class has two representatives who attend the meeting and then share the information discussed back in their classes.
Article 12 - Respect for views of the child - The council meetings will be minuted and shared with the rest of the school.
Spring 2 Update:
Aimee and Lauren on behalf of school council, helped Mr Coxon and Mrs Whitehead-Lewis to choose our new Well-being Warriors. Kayne and Shanar then helped deliver the good news to the successful applicants during our What's In The News collective worship! Thank you to all of those who put themselves forward for this role in school.
Article 31 - Leisure, play and culture - Our Well-being Warriors will support children on the yard to ensure that they are valued amongst their peers and are able to engage in like minded play to make best use of their leisure time.
What did we do last year?
This hasn't been a 'normal' school year because of the Corona virus Pandemic but we haven't let this stop us from having a pupil voice. We still meet each Thursday morning ensuring we are socially distanced.
- We worked with kitchen staff to make changes to the school lunch menu
- We have created a half termly tuckshop
- Decided on charities to donate money raised during our Easter Fair. Cancer Research in honour of Mr MacDowell and The Samaritans
- Held an in class Easter egg competition
What are we planning to do this year?
This year we have our re assessment booked to renew our Rights Respecting School Award. We will be doing lots of work on this across the year. We are also involved in the renewal of Investing in Children membership which is also happening in the autumn term. In spring we will be working on support school in raising funds by helping out at the Easter Fair. All children are encouraged to share their ideas on how we can improve our school so we can ensure our pupil voice is heard.
Article 14 - Freedom of thought - the children are allowed to present their ideas so long as they aim to have a positive impact on those around.