Members of our school council are elected each year by their peers. They 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, created posters on what makes a good learner and bought additional play equipment for the toy shed.
Last year, the School Council thought 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 initiative about Global Neighbours.
Currently, in 2018-19, the School Council has continued the work on promoting the importance of 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 using money from the collection in the KS2 Christmas Carol Service.
The School Council have also decided to support the Salvation Army's 'Recycle with Michael' campaign. For more details look under the 'Global Neighbours' section.
In Spring 2019, the School Council are focusing on 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.