Our School Council were chosen democratically.
Children from Reception (for the very first time this year) 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 2022-2023
Reception - Isla and Renzo
Year 1S - Ellie-Mae and Rocco
Year 2L - Harrison and Lacey
Year 2M – Ashton and Faye
Year 3C – Leland and Rosie
Year 4H – Neve and
Year 5B – Ava and Leon
Year 6S - Alfie and Warren
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 in the hall.
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.
School Council have been doing lots of work towards our Rights Respecting Schools award. They have been considering actions that need to be taken. Making sure we are listening to the children in our school and taking action where necessary. Recently they have helped the Well-being Warriors create Anti-Bullying posters to be put up around our school and linked their observations to the rights of the child. They also helped the Y1 and Y3 joint display as part of Friendship Week, aiming to remind the pupils in our school that there are many people that they can 'Reach Out' to if they need to.
What did we do last year?
- We began to meet again in person every Thursday.
- We used our curriculum to inspire us to take action in our local community and fight against littering.
- Created child friendly rights language.
- Took part in the Outright campaign.
- Supported other children in school to consider how to stay healthy.
- Met with local Counsillors.
- Created an ideal pupil for our school. Something that our pupils should aspire to be like.
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.