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!
What 's coming up?
Look out for the 'School Council' nomination letter, as this will be coming out soon!
Have a think what would make you a great School Council member?