What is School Council?
Our School Council gives all the pupils in the school a voice through the representatives that are elected to the School Council. There are two School Council representatives from each class and we meet every other Wednesday. These can range from ideas on improvements to our school/learning environment, playground rules and behaviour to fundraising and charity work, which forms an important part of our School Council.
Our Year Six councillors take Minutes at each meeting which are circulated to Senior Leaders for consideration and feedback. This ensures our School Council is part of a decision-making process for a broad range of pupil-led issues across the school.
The two Year Six representatives attend a termly ‘Super School Council Meeting’ along with representatives from all the schools in our Confederation, including Woolmer Hill. Hosted by St Mary’s School, the Spring term Super School Council meeting included a lively discussion about homework.
Other highlights this year have included:
- A Whole School Learning Walk with Mrs Radcliffe as a way of sharing learning ideas across the school.
- Year 5 School Councillors also went on a Learning Behaviour Walk where they looked at learning behaviour in all the classrooms and reported back to School Council.
- We held a School Council Assembly where our KS2 representatives gave an informative and interesting talk on the role of School Council in St Mary’s as well as feedback on the Learning Walks.
- A Homework Consultation across the school in preparation for Super School Council.
- The introduction of School Council information folders for each class in which the children use to record ideas for future use.
- Red Nose day – School Council cake sale and red mufti day
- Whole School Fun Run for School in a Bag, an initiative which helps underprivileged children by supplying them with school bags packed with school equipment.