One way in which we achieve gaining pupil voice is through children taking part in the School Council.
The School Council is a group of twelve children made up of two representatives from each year group from Year 1 to Year 6. All classes hold elections at the start of the year to choose their school council reps. Children have the opportunity to put themselves forward to represent their class giving reasons why they think they would be good at the job.
Our Vice Principal, Miss Brock, works with the School Council. The group meet every three weeks and discuss issues related to all aspects of school and community life. The issues raised in the past have been varied and all issues are taken seriously and addressed where ever possible. Previously, School Council members have been involved in designing the school lunch system; trying to make the toilets smell sweeter; rotas for football and den building; creating and implementing suggestion boxes and worry boxes; and organising a school talent contest.
As well as supporting our school community the school council also recognises the importance of supporting charities. They organise fundraising events to raise money. In previous years, the school council decided to fundraise for St Luke's Hospice and raised over £1300. The School Council have also raised money for the Rainforest Alliance and Pets As Therapy.
Our school council members for 2021-2022 are:
The next School Council meeting will take place during lunchbreak on Thursday 10th October at 12:45. At this meeting we will be making suggestion boxes and sharing suggestions we have already received from our class mates.