School Council

Our mission statement:

We listen to everyone and respect their opinions and ideas. We will always act as role models for the children in our school and contribute sensibly and maturely in meetings. Around school we will help children feel safe and comfortable, be available to help solve problems and ensure that we support our whole school community.

To be a good School Councillor you need to be

  • A good listener.
  • A sensitive speaker.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Helpful.
  • Committed.
  • Reliable.
  • Honest.
  • A good role model.
  • Able to work in a team.
  • Ability to share good ideas.
  • Ability to discuss and not argue.
  • A willingness to develop skills such as confidence, communications and negotiation.

This year our School council is made up of children from Years 1 to 6.

Two representatives from each class were elected, one boy and one girl, to represent the wishes and opinions of their fellow pupils. The elected members then vote for a Chair Person, Vice-Chair and Secretary.

Our School Council meet every half term to discuss children’s views on school matters such as the new playground equipment, fundraising events and competitions. We have a school council suggestion boxes at the side of the members display to make sure that we can gather opinions and ideas from all pupils about our school.

We really believe that our views matter and we enjoy seeing our ideas being acted upon. We wear our School Council badges with pride and take our roles very seriously. At the start of the academic year, we each wrote a manifesto and then presented it to our peers in the classroom they then voted us on to the School Council.

A large part of the school council’s time is dedicated to fundraising. Last year we supported a number of charities: NSPCC (Number Day), Genes for Jeans Day and Candlelighters. Altogether we have raised over £500 for these charities. Thank you to those of you who donated.

Our children are supportive for the needs of other children in our society and Our School Council will continue to organise charitable events again this year.

School Council meetings are always held once every half term and each year, the children elect their school counsellors who serve on the council for a year.

Mrs Griffiths and the School Council