What is a School Council?
A School Council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.
What do School Councillors do?
School Councillors wear a blue badge –
School Councillors may be asked to:
• Share ideas in assembly
• Meet important visitors
• Take part in interviewing new members of staff
• Help to make decisions about how to improve our school
How does the School Council work?
Each year, every class from Year 1 – Year 6 will elect 2 representatives to be members of the School Council.
The Council will then meet to elect: • Chairperson • Secretary • Treasurer
As we are a large school we have 3 school councils:
KS1 School Council (Years 1 and 2) led by Mr Hegarty
KS2 Lower School Council (Years 3 and 4) led by Miss Lloyd Jones
KS2 Upper School Council (Years 5 and 6) led by Miss Munns
Each school council meets once every half term
This KS2L school council meeting took place on the 26th January. Two of the school governors attended and the children talked about ideas for fundraising for the two charities we support (see below).
What have School Councillors been involved in?
As a school, we recognise our responsibility in the world to support others who are less fortunate than us. For many years we have sponsored a girl in Somalia through the charity, Action Aid. Her name was Sumaye, and she is now and adult. Over the years we raised several thousands of pounds to support her and her village. This year the school is changing the charity it supports.
In Autumn 2016, the school council led the whole school in choosing two charities, one local and one global. The two selected are:
A representative from Noah’s Ark Hospice came in to talk with the School Council. We were able to present her with our first cheque, money collected from our Christmas assemblies and the staff’s ‘Cash not Cards’ campaign at Christmas.
Over the year, we will be collecting money to send to these two charities. We will be doing our usual whole school marathon in the summer and other fundraising activities.
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