In our school we believe that every child should have a voice and the School Council encourages our pupils to take an active part in the day to day running of the school.
Our school council is made up of two representatives from each year group in both Key Stage 1 and 2. Usually the School council would meet with Mrs Dennison and Miss Slater fortnightly to discuss different topics however due to COVID we haven’t been able to meet as often as we would’ve liked but we have still managed to have some socially distanced meetings after school.
School Council Policy
What does the School Council do?
Our School Council are here to make sure that all of the children in our school are happy! We represent the views of all pupils and work together to improve our school.
We ask questions to our class mates and record any concerns, worries, changes or enhancements other children would like to be shared in the next school council meeting to ensure all children’s voices are heard.
School Council Certificates
Every week in our Celebration Assembly on a Friday, the school council hand out a ‘School Council Certificate of the week’ and a ‘Playground pupil of the week’ certificate. Both in school and outside of school at play times and lunch times we look for children who we can see are making the right choices, being kind to others and showing respect. We make a list of those children and then nominate who should be chosen to win our special certificates.
School Council Newsletter
We also have a ‘School Council Newsletter’ which we work together to produce. We publish this termly. In our Newsletter, we write all about what has been going on throughout school during the half term. We share any exciting school council updates and also come up with a joke and a quote of the month! Take a look at our latest newsletter:
The wildlife officer for Northumbria Police asked us to take part in Operation Santa Paws and donate food and treats that would be then given to animals in RSPCA animal shelters. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the kind donations you made. We had bags and bags full of food and treats to give to the animals. We would also like to say a huge thank you for all of the amazing posters you made about animal cruelty. They were fantastic!
School Yard/ Nature Area
The school council has been asked to think of other ways in which we could further develop our outside areas. So off out onto the yard our council members went with their note books to collect the children’s voice and find out what the children in our school would like on our yards. The school council were overwhelmed with the amount of responses we received. After looking at all of the pupil responses, we have designed and implemented a brand new ‘Nature Area’ in our school yard! We thought about the different types of equipment our children would like to use and then came up with a budget plan to buy what we would need. We then designed and created our area. Each of the school council members take turns monitoring the area by playing with children and then making sure all of the equipment is put away tidy and safely. Keep an eye out for any new areas or upcoming changes!
Take a look at our Nature Area!