Welcome to our School Council page.
We value the voice of our pupils and the School Council gives pupils a forum to participate in the decision making process of our school with our Headteacher and gives the opportunity to see this positively impacting our whole school.
A new school council is elected each year, with every class from Year 2 to Year 6 nominating representatives. We meet fortnightly (Fridays) with the Pupil Voice led Mrs Huddart (Year 4 Class Teacher)
What is our school council for?
The school council is about:
- Learning to work together
- Learning about democracy
- Learning how to play a positive role (decision-making) in our school community
The school council’s job is to involve everyone, not do everything. It needs to get everyone:
- Finding things they want to change
- Coming up with ways to make them better
- Putting those ideas in to action
- Seeing what works (evaluating)
How does our class council work?
- Our whole class has a meeting on a Friday before the next council meeting
- The class then vote for two important things to take to school council to be discussed (Class teacher hands this to Mrs Huddart)
- The school council members then report back to the class.
What will the school council do for our class?
When you give your class representative an idea, she or he will:
- Note it down
- Discuss it in the next school council meeting
- Tell you what is happening to your idea within two weeks
The school council will try to make your idea happen by getting:
- If they can’t they will tell you why not.
- If they can, they will want your class to help make your idea happen.
What will staff do for the school council?
Make sure meetings happen when they are supposed to.
Support pupils to run meetings.
- The Headteacher will answer all the school council’s questions within one week.
Meet the team:
Minutes of School council Meetings
School Council Recycling Action Plan
To introduce and monitor a scheme for paper recycling and milk bottle recycling across school.
School Council representatives to discuss recycling aims with children in their classrooms.
School Council to produce posters for display.
Recycling boxes for each classroom (clearly labelled)
All scrap paper to go into individual boxes and will be emptied weekly every Friday into the large cardboard box in the ‘Quiet Room’ by School Council representatives in each classroom.
Milk bottles and lids collected and washed out; to be emptied into the green bin on KS2 corridor.
Discuss impact in each class at a school council meeting.
Whole School assembly- delivered by Kenny’s Waste Management (tbc)
Purchase bins from school Council budget: New bin management will be providing new recycling bins for the classrooms.
Scheme to be up and running by Aut. 2
Ongoing recycling and inspection of playground
Impact on School (Evidence)
Mr Rawlinson have commented on how clean the school playground has been (free of milk bottles)
The pupils have also been giving positive feedbacks to their School Council Representatives regarding drinking their milk before playtime and putting the milk bottles in the green boxes.
Class Teachers have also made comments regarding School Council representatives activities regarding recycling in their classrooms.