We have our own School Council, which includes children
from all year-groups from EYFS to Key Stage 2.
Councillors have specific responsibilities.
Our school council is made up of the following children and their roles:
Teaching & Learning Minister
Healthy Eating Ministers
Outdoor Learning Ministers
Children take their School Council roles extremely seriously! They hold a 'cabinet' meeting on Friday afternoons with our super HLTA to discuss any new ideas they may have. These meetings also give councillors the opportunity to raise any School Council concerns they have encountered and to discuss feedback from other children in school.
The School Council is currently looking at inspirational ideas for some additional play equipment for the school playground and school field, and we're awaiting delivery of some super new picnic benches for the summer!
Every October, we hold a 'general election' to recruit new school council members, as Y6 councillors leave us at the end of the previous summer term. There's an official ballot box in school for nominations and voting, and our Vice Chair of Governors, Cllr Emmas-Williams, counts the votes and announces the elected members to children, staff and parents.
It's not easy to get elected! Candidates prepare presentations and speeches to convince their year-group that they're truly the right person to represent them in School Council meetings.
Cllr Emmas-Williams, counting the votes in the presence of children, parents and staff