What are the aims of the School Council?
- To make sure that our school is a safe and happy place for children.
- To make sure that children have a place to voice their concerns.
- To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements.
- To make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.
School Council Members 2018-19
Well done to all the children who applied to be a School Councillor. Each councillor was elected by secret ballot by their class mates. It is a very important job in School and the School Council represent the voice of the children.
What does the School Council do?
A School Council meets (with a teacher present - Mrs Crickett) to discuss and sort out problems and ideas. These may include school lunches, behaviour, business plans or ideas for fundraising events. Members of the School Council will be responsible for carrying out ideas that they have agreed, such as planning charity events, School workshops, meeting with Governors or other communities, putting forward views of other children in the School.
A good School Council is one that represents the views of the children and gets things done. These are some of the things that make our School Council effective:-
Good communication between Representatives and the classes.
Smaller groups (sub-committees) working on specific events or issues.
Do they get things done?
So far we have helped raise money for the school, by running a stall during a Christmas shopping night selling crafts which the children from each class made. The shopping night raised over £600 for the school.
We will be running other fundraising events soon and we plan on helping the school earn the new Healthy School Award.
School Council Initiatives - Spring 2018
The children this term supported our school speaking to two important visitors, one of which was Matthew Milburn the head teacher of Saddleworth School.
The children spent a fun 20 minutes discussing with our visitors what our school was like, what they like or disliked about our school and how they learn effectively in class. The children gained important life skills as contributing their honest views – making sure they are heard.
The School Council also worked with Mrs Swift, the head teacher, in planning an assembly all about Spring and Easter. Just before we broke up for the Easter holidays, the children presented this assembly to the whole school, as well as parents and carers, and it was a very enjoyable experience.
During this term the children will be supporting the different classes with better understanding and using the Worry Wellies and Suggestion Socks.
School Council Assembly - February 2018
The children introduced their new idea of Worry Wellies and Suggestion Socks.
Each class will have a pair of wellies, one for any worries the children may have and one for suggestions they would like to see in school. The staff will check the worry wellies and help to sort out anything that is bothering the children.
The School Council will check the suggestion socks weekly and take any suggestions to their next meeting in school.