Our School Council
Every class in our school has its own school councillor. They act as a representative for their class and for all classes in the school. At the start of each academic year, all children are given the opportunity to opt to become a member of the school council. If they would like to become a councillor, they are invited to give a short manifesto stating the reasons why they think they would make an effective councillor. Their peers then elect by voting for their chosen candidate.
The school council do a very important job in helping all pupils to have a voice and share their ideas and opinions on what happens in their school. Councillors carry out questionnaires and surveys to find out the viewpoints of other pupils in terms of ways we can improve our school. This year, they have asked the opinions of all our pupils in order to review our school meals menu, to improve playtimes and the environment around school and to suggest ways that they feel their teachers and teaching staff can be better at what they do.
Councillors also play an important role in maintaining the safety and wellbeing of all children in our school. During meetings they discuss issues such as Internet safety, Road Safety and parking issues around our school and responsible gaming. They research and talk about ways they can deliver safety messages to all pupils and look at ways we can be safer in school and at home.