The School Council is comprised of a representative from each of our 12 classes. Each class usually elects their School Council member in the Autumn term, through a process of self-nomination, supporting presentation and secret ballot.
The School Council meet on a weekly basis to discuss issues which have been highlighted as important by the student body. Key points from the discussions are fed back to the classes, and their input is requested to aid the School Council in reaching solutions to problems and also to identify which areas need addressing next.
In our recent history the School Council has been responsible for the development of the school’s outdoor learning areas; improving the play equipment; The school council have spent their budget of £50 per class and rejuvenated the wet play boxes with goodies that have got the children hoping for rain! Organising the first disco the school had seen in a number of years and raising enough money to pay for a school defibrillator.
This year the School Council have been busy organising various events for both the school community and the wider community at large.
In September we held our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning in aid of the Macmillan nurses who do such sterling work for families who are often at such a low ebb. The coffee morning was held in a bunting strewn school library, with children from the School Council serving the customers, and taking on roles of responsibility. During the morning we were able to raise £160.
This was then followed by the BBC fund raiser, “Children in Need Spotacular”, which is a highly popular event, with the majority of children dressing up in spotty clothes to raise £270.50 for children who are less privileged than ourselves. This events allows children to consider other children and help and support their own small way.
Later in the term, some of the School Councilors met with one of the OFSTED inspection team, to discuss their roles and responsibilities within school. The children who volunteered their ideas and opinions were praised highly for their maturity, honesty and ability to vocalise their thoughts.
The School Council have already mapped out their action plan for the school year and have a number of initiatives up their sleeve. The next item on their agenda is to meet with the School Cook, Mrs. Evans, to ask questions about the school dinner service which have come from members of the school community.