Why do we have a School's Council?
The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as discuss decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School's Council?
We have an active School's Council with two children representing their fellow pupils from Year 2 to Year 6. Reception and Year 1 is represented by two children from Year 6. Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected. The members then elect a Chair, an Assistant Chair and a Secretary.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly with Miss Gorrod.
What have we done so far?
The School's Council discussed and explained the Golden Rules with their classes. These rules set out how we behave in school. The School Council, in close consultation with each of the year groups, wrote the school's Anti Bullying Policy.