School Council

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. Fortnightly, we meet after school with Miss Slater and Mrs Dennison to discuss different topics.

School Council Policy 2021

School Council Intent Implementation and Impact

Meet our School Council 2021-22

At the beginning of every school year all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6  have a class vote to nominate two representatives from each year group.

Our school council members for the academic year 2021-2022 are:

Year 1
Harper Ditch

Ayla Pennock

Year 2
Sarah Turnbull

Fraser McGlaughlin

Year 3
Lukas Lawson Sykes

Elzbieta Nayir

Year 4
Ellie Taylor

Harley Jeffrey

Year 5
Deacon Stokell

Lexi Lee

Year 6
Archie McKenzie

Alyx Thompson

Our year 6 representatives (Archie and Alyx) are also our school well-being ambassadors joined by Tiffany Luckham and Samanta Borsut. Our Wellbeing Ambassadors are pupils who have shown a real interest in championing positive mental health and wellbeing. These pupils are keen to share their learning around mental health and advertise the importance of self-care.

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 two ‘School Council Certificate of the week’  certificates. 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 half 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:

Issue 9

Our first meeting
On Monday 4th October we had our first meeting of the Academic year. We introduced ourselves to one and other. We took photographs and wrote small blurbs about ourselves which we are going to upload to our next newsletter and put up on display in our school hall. We also voted on the style and colour of School Council badges which we would like. We can’t wait for them to arrive so we can wear them with pride!

In our meeting we decided that we would like to have a school charity that we could arrange fundraising events for throughout the year. We researched different charities and agreed on three charities that we are going to put to vote for the rest of the school. In assembly next week, we will talk about the different charities we chose and then ask the rest of the pupils in school to vote for the charity they would like to help. In our next meeting we are going to count the votes and will then announce to the rest of the school which of these will be our school charity and then we can start planning lots of exciting fundraising opportunities.

Our second meeting
On Monday 18th October we had our second School Council meeting.
We started putting together the latest (and first of the academic year) newsletter together. We can’t wait for it to go out at the end of the week!

We have also planned a fun and exciting Halloween task for children to do at home during half term. We are going to ask children to carve and decorate a pumpkin at home with their grown ups and then bring in their  carved and decorated pumpkins into school on Monday 1st November so we can judge winners from each class! We are also going to ask our teachers to take part! We designed some wonderful posters to go up and around school to advertise our competition. 

We also started thinking of some fun and exciting fundraising ideas we could do to raise money for Children in Need which will be happening soon. Keep your eyes peeled…

Harvest Festival
Some of our amazing school council representatives had a big part to play in our Harvest Festival. Take a look at us in action below!

2020-21 

Easter Eggtravaganza!

The School Council organised something very EGG-citing for the boys and girls in school. They asked for each year group to make some different Easter crafts. All of the amazing crafts that were made were then displayed in the dance studio for everyone to see.

The School Council had the tricky job of picking a winner from each class. Each class had a chance to come to the dance studio and have a look at all of the wonderful work and to find out who the winner was in their class. The winners received some delicious treats.

Have a look at some of the amazing work displayed as well as some of the winners holding their scrumptious prizes. Of course the amazing school council members were also given a prize for all of their hard work!

Children in need

Our amazing School Council organised a competition for all of the children in our school to decorate Pudsey bear. We then used all of the amazing completed Pudsey bear pictures to decorate our school hall. All of the children also received a delicious Pudsey bear biscuit which our school cooks made. We also organised a non-school uniform day where the money raised went to the Children in need charity.

Santa Paws!

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!