Members of our school council are elected each year by their peers. They are allowed to serve for one academic year. They are elected because they want to make our school even better and our learning even more powerful for everyone. We value the opinions and input of our pupils.
There are regular opportunities in class for children to share improvement suggestions with their class councillors. Our school council aims to meet at least half-termly, sometimes more frequently if we are working on a project, to discuss these suggestions together.
In previous years, following decisions by the School Council, we purchased a fish tank, introduced a new reading reward scheme, wrote posters on what makes a good learner and bought additional play equipment for the toy shed.
Last year, the School Council have been thinking about the effectiveness of our feedback policy, how we challenge ourselves in Maths, increasing choice when ordering a school dinner and making sure we all get to school safely. They also led a whole school assembly about Global Neighbours.
Currently this year, the School Council have continued the work on Global Neighbours and appointed Global Neighbour representatives. They have decided that they would like to support the Salvation Army by collecting old school uniform. Following the collection for Christian Aid at the Harvest Service, the School Council voted to support the World Wildlife Fund from the collection at the Christmas Service.
The School Council also felt that families might have lots of books at home which are in good condition but no longer needed and therefore could be given to the school. Following this recommendation, Mrs Goplen wrote a letter asking for families to send in any good quality, unwanted books.
For the spring term, the School Council are preparing an assembly about the damage to our planet that is caused by producing all the meat needed for people to eat, and the possible alternatives.
Minutes of our latest meeting can be viewed on the School Council display in school.