The School Council is committee of children who are elected by their class mates for one term to discuss and take action to improve the school.
The council consists of two children from each class, one boy and one girl, giving a total of 20 councillors and is led by a member of the school staff.
The council meets every month. In the meeting we discuss:
- how well are people looking after our school and each other;
- ideas from the councillors and their class;
- what actions need to be taken.
Before each council meeting the school councillors are expected to hold a meeting in their class to gather ideas to take to the meeting from their class mates. They are also expected to feed back to the class about what happened during the council meeting and any actions that are going to be taken.
Things the council have discussed and taken action on include:
- litter picking;
- tidiness of school;
- resources needed;
- ideas for fund raising and how to spend the money.
At the end of each term of office, the councillors are formally invited to afternoon tea with the headteacher to thank them for their work.
The School Council is also helping the school work towards achieving the Fairachiever award and becoming a Fairtrade School. Becoming a Fairtrade School means joining a worldwide movement – a movement where young people learn that, whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world. It offers a great opportunity to look at global issues such as where our food comes from and how we are connected to people around the world. Students can also learn a range of skills, from teamwork and co-operation.