Each class from Year 1 to Year 6 elects a representative to serve on the School Council. Additionally, the Head Boy and Head Girl and the Headteacher, serve on the Council, making a total of 15 members.
Our School Council meets every two weeks, for half-an hour. Lilah chairs our meetings, and Libby acts as lead secretary, supported by Keiren and Audrey. During each meeting we work through an agenda that has been prepared beforehand, and the secretary team ensures that notes from the meeting, and other important information, get back into classes. On the week that the School Council doesn’t meet, so every two weeks, the school council members lead a discussion in their classes to seek people’s view, often voting on what to send back to the next School Council meeting.
The School Council’s Impact
We discussed the impact that we have had on the school recently.
- Improvements in equipment available at lunch time
- Raising lots of much-needed money, and awareness, after the Grenfell Tower disaster
- Organising Red Nose Day and Children In Need in school, making them fun and successful
- Improving how Sports Day ran last summer
- Brought in rewards for earning certain amounts of house points
Priorities for the rest of this year:
Our School Councilors are meeting with our classes to finalise our programme for the remainder of this year. During our first discussion, we identified these areas:
- Making further improvements at lunchtime
- Considering setting up ‘Show and Tell’ sessions in classes
Meeting the ex-Prime Minister
We still remember when David Cameron visited our school in February 2016 as part of our work with the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruely to Children) The School Council asked him some challenging questions, and some of them met with him afterwards – as can be seen in this picture.