Our School Council

 

Like the second half of last year, this academic year is very different and we to adapt our systems and structures to enable some of the opportunities we think are important to happen. One of these events is school council. 

For many years now, our school has had a school council so that children have a voice in school and so they are able to practise leadership and organisational skills. However, we can’t currently group a range of children together from different classes but it is very important to us that children have a voice in school as their opinions are so important to us.  From 16.11.20, I will give one class or two classes separate from each other, an issue or school development to discuss and shape with their class teacher. Decisions will be made by the children and this will be shared with the other classes and with parents and carers through newsletters. In the table below is an outline of the initial developments we will discuss. 

 

 

Our Vision Statement

Our school council works together as a team to ensure we can be the best school possible for the children.

  •  We aim to make pupils feel comfortable, happy and safe at school.

  •  We aim to listen to others and discuss comments and suggestions that would make our school an even more wonderful place.

 

What is the School Council?

  •  An inclusive, structured forum for discussion and decision making.

  •  A means for children to raise issues and concerns.

  •  A means to consult all pupils.

  •  A group to liaise with adults on important school events.

 

Why have a School Council?

  • To help children develop responsible attitudes and independence.

  • To improve children’s behaviour in school.

  • To give children hands-on experience of issues in the National Curriculum, including PSHE and Citizenship.

  • To create a feeling of belonging, encourage listening to others and develop self-confidence and self-esteem.

 

How do I find out what happened?

Class representatives will feed back to their class as soon as possible and the main points of meeting meetings are included on the School Council page of the school website along with the action plan.

 

What have we achieved?

  • Changed the school motto to ‘Aim higher, shine brighter.’

  • Introduced the idea of ‘Aim higher, shine brighter’ certificate for children who inspire others.

  • Highlighted what outstanding behaviour looks like in a variety of places.

  • Organised a ‘Big Tent Event’ which raised a grand total of £1300.

  • Reduced the amount of paper used in each classroom.

  • Reduced the amount of waste food left at the end of dinner time.

  • Created a motivating painting seen by all the children every day.

  • Peer reading organised to give younger readers even more opportunity to read,

  • Creating line markings on two playgrounds to allow children to be more active.

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