Our school council was formed to give our students a forum to speak and to ensure their voice is heard. The council is a democratically elected group of pupils who represent their peers and enable students to become partners in their own education, making a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos.
All classes have a school council book which is used to gather ideas. Classes from Year 2 to 6 are represented by 2 elected members. The class representatives speak to their class and then to the council. The School Council meets monthly under the guidance of Mr Johnson. Minutes of the meeting are taken and following the meeting, they are reported back to their classes.
The impact of the School Council is noticeable in two main areas: firstly teachers can be sure that all pupils have an opportunity to suggest changes to school life, secondly the impact of being a councillor leaves pupils with a real understanding of corporate responsibility and civic pride which continues to impact on their behaviour both in and out of school. It is an important and useful way for our school to provide leadership and development opportunities for their pupils.