We have an active School Council with representatives from Year Two to Year Six. Council members are elected each term by each of the classes. This is done through preprepared speeches read out anonymously to the class. The Council meets regularly and is actively involved in improving the school. It suggests new initiatives. This year, it took part in designing and creating the school calendar, chose new playground equipment, bought new games to play in the well-being room and much more. Members liaise with their class peers to ensure that they have a good overview of opinions when discussing current issues.
We asked former and current pupil delegates for their views on the School Council. Here are some of their responses.
What do you like about the School Council?
Amy - I like the way that the queries and improvements from the class can come through and change can be made.
Zac - We help create events for the school.
Libby - We come together to listen to each other’s positive thoughts about the school.
Jemima - We can suggest what we want to suggest.
Gabriella - We can improve things and say nice things about the school
Joshua – We discuss things, fix things and make improvements.
Poppy – It’s the children’s way of seeing things and a chance for their class to tell them improvements. Classmates respect me more because of my role.
Coby – Great that the kids can share the meetings and see what’s going on.
Poppy – It’s quite fun to report back to the class.
What do you hope to achieve?
Amy – make the school a better place
Libby – ditto
Zac – we can say that we have resolved all the improvements
Josh – to make the school better
Poppy – to fix the toilets to stop people complaining about them.