How do I become a member of the School Council?
At the start of the Autumn term each child, in Year one and two, will get the opportunity to nominate themselves for the role of a School Council representative.
Your child will be asked to chat to their classmates about why they feel they deserve to be in the School Council.
What skills do I need to make a good School Council representative?
A School Council member needs to ...
model good behaviour to their peers
be a good listener
think of ideas
take turns when talking
try their best 'like the ants'
respect other people's opinions
be a great problem solver
work as a team 'like the frogs
What will I need to do as School Council member ?
Help to solve simple problems.
Help decide what resources the school needs.
Collect ideas from the class and our local community about how to improve the school.
Support other children within the school.
What have we been doing this year?
We began this academic school year by making some suggestion boxes for all the classes in the school. The children took great care to decorate the boxes to make them stand out in the classrooms. The children stood up in front of their class to explain what they were for.
For anyone who does not know what the suggestion box is for, read on.
Children can put their ideas about how to improve the school in the boxes and the School Council members will share all the ideas at the School Council meeting.
This is a picture of some of the members making their superb suggestion box.
We helped launch the new School Values.
In January 2020 the School Council helped launch our new School Values. They took the time to survey their class to see which old values they thought were important and which they did not. The children were fantastic at feeding back their findings to the other School Council Members. The children then went on to meet a selection of people from our local community, including our PTFA, governors, staff, parents and local church members to discuss what values they thought were important. After collecting all the information the children tested out fun games with a focus group of adults to see what activities could help reinforce the importance of each new value at which point we were able to launch the new values to all the other children.
I would personally like to thank the School Council and members of our local community for all their hard work revamping our new values. We could not have done it without you!
School Council Elections 2020!
We have recently held our School Council Elections . Thank you to everybody that took part! They will soon be getting to work on improving the school.
Supporting our new library (Nov 2020)
This week the children have been surveying their class to find out what books they would like in the new school library. The children are helping to promote a lifelong love of reading! Please find below all about the challenge. I can't wait to see what books the children would like.
School Council Reading Survey
School Council - First challenge set by Mrs Ladyman
Fundraising Feb 2021
The school council put their heads together to think about what charities they would like to raise money for this coming year.
Please see the letter below that gives you lots of information about the charities they chose and why it is important to raise money.
Playground Support June 2021
Due to covid and the school needing year group bubbles, this year's Reception children may be nervous about mixing with the older children when we become a whole school bubble.
The School Council met and discussed ways they could help support these younger children on the playground.
They came up with some fantastic ideas
Teach games, such as, Duck Duck Goose.
Help them learn football skills.
Tell them/show them where to line up if they forget.
Help problem solve simple disputes.
Take children to first aid.
Show them around the playground.
Kindly, in a positive way, remind the children our school rules.
Help them find a friend.
Play with them, if they want to!
Ask if they are OK?
Keep an eye out to see if anyone needs help or a friend.
What a kind group of children!
This will really help support the Reception children.
The Reception Teachers decided that the children's outside area needed some improvements! They asked for the help from the new School Council to come up with ideas of what the garden area needed to make it more purposeful and fun.
The children all voted for their favourite items and explained what skills the new Reception children would learn from this equipment.
The application has has now been submitted and we will keep everything crossed for a positive outcome!
Thank you to the School Council for their input.
Autumn Term 2021
Children in need 2021
The School Council organised fun activities to help the children learn about keeping our bodies and minds healthy. These included colouring, talking and exercise. All the children did a Joe Wicks Workout and learnt about the positive benefits of exercise on our minds.
In total the children raised over £300 for Children in Need!
Thank you to everyone who donated.
Comic Relief 2022
The School Council decided that they would like children to wear something red to raise money for Comic Relief. One of the members said ' We care with our hearts and our hearts are red, so we should wear red.'
We raised a total of
Looking after our School (March 2022)
As part of our school rules, the children need to look after the school. We had a good discussion how we could keep the school tidy and the children came up with the following list:-
Children need to hang up their coats.
Children should pick up a coat that has been knocked on the ground.
Children should put their lunch box away neatly.
Children should put lids on their pens.
Children should pick up things, dropped on the floor.
Children should put their snack rubbish in the bins.
The children decided to choose one child from their class every week, who is doing this really well and give them a special certificate.
What things do we need to improve our outdoor areas? (April 2022)
The School Council surveyed their class to find out what the children thought we needed to enhance our existing outside areas.
We collated their suggestions and then decided which would be a realistic idea and which would not be possible. The School Council then voted for which ideas they liked. Here are the results which they will be sharing with Mr Baxter.