Be the Best You Can Be
The School Council is a very important part of the life of the school. At the start of each academic year pupils in each class vote by secret ballot for a boy and a girl to represent them.
Class Councils meet regularly to discuss issues of concern to them, and the elected representatives from each class meet as a School Council after that. Ideas/suggestions are taken back and forth by the Council representatives. The School Council is run entirely by the children and they are the people who set the agenda. The link teacher is always present to oversee the running of the Council but that person has no voice or voting rights on the Council.
At the start of the school year, the members elect a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. An allowance of £100 is credited to the School Council Budget annually so that the children have funds to implement their ideas.
The School Council sometimes invites visitors to meetings so that the Committee is fully informed about issues they want to raise. Recently, the site supervisor and the cook have been asked to attend.
The School Council has voted for and purchased new games for wet playtimes and these are ready for the school year. The School Council was responsible for putting forward the idea of an annual Talent Show and organised a petition which was sent to Tony Blair requesting free fruit daily for children in KS2 as well as KS1.
Meet the Council