We are very proud of our School Council, who take their roles and responsibilities seriously. Our School Councillors are the voice of their class and have an important role in ensuring pupil voice is firmly embedded in all aspects of school life.
The Children’s Voice
At the start of the year, each class elects two School Council representatives. These children become the ‘voice’ for the class, representing their class at the half termly School Council meetings to talk over important whole-school issues.
The School Council makes decisions on a range of issues. They have given useful feedback on how to improve playtime provision and through their introduction of the ‘Friendship Stops’ on both the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds, they have tried to ensure that everyone feels happy and well looked-after at playtimes. They have also liaised with playground designers to select equipment for the adventure playgrounds and decide on playground markings. Our Celebration Assembly on Friday where each class chooses a child who has demonstrated, in an exceptional way, one of our school values consistently throughout the week, began as an idea in one of the Council meetings ... and these are just a few examples of how our children make a difference!
School Council also regularly becomes involved in fundraising projects in the school: a PJ and cake sale day last year generated sufficient funds to considerably improve playground markings. Each year, the School Council begins with a budget of £100 – they then decide how best to increase this and then how best to spend it to improve the school!