What is the School Council?
The children in our school have the chance to voice their opinions and hold discussions on a weekly basis. This creates an environment where children feel valued and it gives them a structured opportunity to have an input into the daily organisation of the school and to help in planning its future.
Our School Council is made up of 12 children, 2 representatives from each KS1 and KS2 class. These representatives then have the responsibility of feeding back to their peers as well as taking ideas to the School Council meetings for discussions. This enables the children to take some responsibility for their lives at the school and experience a sense of responsibility for their direct community.
Each week in the meeting, minutes are taken by a nominated member. This encourages pupils to begin to take responsibility for their direct community.
On occasion local visitors may be invited to the School Council meetings, for example the local community warden, to give children a sense of local belonging and responsibility. The School Council also works closely with other groups within the school.