The School Council

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We’re the School Council and we welcome you to our page which we have written ourselves.

The School Council members, elected from the pupils in each class, look through all the suggestions given by pupils deciding what's a silly idea (and we do get a few) and what are really good and achievable ideas.  Once we’ve discussed and chosen the best idea (no rushing this..) the Year 6 council members go and tell the suggestion to Mr Hyde and explain why we think our chosen option is a good idea.

The School Council is here to give everyone a choice in what they think should happen.  Our aim is to make the school an even better place.  We decide on new equipment and new features for our school (within reason).  We want to make school the most enjoyable place possible by giving everyone a say in what goes on.   We hold regular meetings, which we organise ourselves, and look through a box called SCHOOL COUNCIL SUGGESTIONS.  We call it this because it’s for suggestions that any pupil can make to The School Council. That’s when we start to make some choices.

Mr Hyde is always willing to discuss the ways in which things are done and this helps us to consider our ideas.  We have made a number of suggestions.

 

Mr Hyde's comments on the School Council

The children elect a School Council every year.  We want our School Council to have a real say in what the school does and also learn about the way in which democracy and real decision making works.  No member of staff attends the meetings unless we are requested to do so.  The Council discuss ideas originating from the pupils.  Many of these arise through the Pupils' Suggestion Box which, in turn, was a School Council suggestion.  At the original School Council inaugural meetings the pupils in the school decided that there should be greater representation from the older pupils but that it is the responsibility of these pupils to represent ALL of the school.

The Council can bring ONE suggestion to me, as headteacher, every month.  They know that I will assess it with them in terms of Health & Safety, cost and merit.  They also know that if it doesn't get beyond this stage they may have wasted their suggestion for the month and therefore they give real consideration to what they debate.  If it passes this stage it then goes to a Staff Meeting for consideration and possible adoption.

In recent years the School Council have brought forward a range of ideas  and we look forward to their continued involvement in the running of the school.

The School Council members for 2016/2017, elected democratically by their peers to represent them, are:
Class 4 Year 6
Harry (Chair - Spring), Josh (Chair - Summer), Max (Chair - Autumn)
Class 4 Year 5
Edward, Molly
Class 3
Maggie, Milo, Quinn
Class 1 & 2
Eva, Jack