The children in our school are the most important people! As such, they have lots of opportunities to share their thoughts on school issues – both formally and informally.
The main aim of the School Council is to help make our school a better place for children and to give us an opportunity to have our opinions and ideas heard. Each class from Year 1 upwards has two representatives, who are elected every year.
During the first meeting of the year, the important roles and jobs are selected and Mrs. Sheriff helps us through our agenda. Dates are also set for future meetings.The class representatives tell the children in their classes what has been discussed at each meeting and the children can ask the representatives to take forward their ideas to the next meeting.
Everybody gets a fair say in the meeting and nobody gets left out.
Throughout the year, the School Council have the chance to undertake activities in conjunction with the local neighbourhood group.
Activities in 2015/16:
Children will meet with governors termly to discuss their ideas and to feed back on projects.
In our school, we have a group of pupils who have been trained as Buddies. Buddies are skilled at helping the children to work and play together in school and to recognise when some children are having difficulties in the playground.
Our ‘Buddy Benches’ are where children can sit when they would like Buddies to help them.