What is the school council?
The school council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. Each year, every class elects two representatives to be members of the school council. The councillors are selected through a democratic voting process which is linked to British Values.
The council will then meet to elect officers such as:
What does the school council do?
Our school council does a number of things:
- meets to discuss and sort out problems;
- holds regular meetings;
- run class councils;
- trains new councillors;
- manage their budget;
- evaluate and review pupil opinion;
- act as a link between the staff and pupils.
First School Council Meeting 2023
We have enjoyed our first meeting together and have already planned what we would like to do this term:
1. Check if our Class Charter ( rules we agreed together) is being followed - is there anything our class needs to work on?
2. Asking the children in our class what they like/don’t like in maths and English
3) Fundraising for new books in our library
Meet out School Councillors for 2023-24
School Council Election 2023
A very big thank you to our school council of 2022-23 for all their hard work! It was lovely to see the candidates for this year's election and great to see everyone received a number of votes from their classmates.
Comic Relief Red Nose Day Friday 17th March 2023
Thank you for supporting Comic Relief where we raised £125 for this worthwhile charity. The children have been finding out how money raised can help a lot of needy people.
Tower of London School’s Coronation Competition
KS2 school council members have been assisting in a competition that includes almost 2,000 schools taking part to design a collaborative design for a special bench. Their design could be one of fifteen to be chosen and recreated by an artist from Wild in Art to be displayed at the Tower of London for the coronation of King Charles III. The children have worked together to consider many aspects of what their bench could represent and have worked brilliantly as a team. We can’t wait to see what happens.
Children in Need
School Council met to decide the theme for Children in Need which was PJs or bright clothes/ spots. Each class talked about where the money goes which we raised.
School Council decided that their first project of this year would be to get the childrens' views on playtimes, lunchtimes and extra curricular activities. They consulted their class and then reported their findings at the next meeting. Mr Ferguson very kindly attended this meeting to listen to what the children had to say and clarified things for them as needed.
As a result of this feedback:
Mr Ferguson is asking Coach Al to put a programme together so that children know which sports are available each day and this will be displayed.
Mr Ferguson will put a plan together of activities that will be available on the yard each week.
Each class will be able to choose something to add to the stock of activities.
Adults supervising playtimes will be asked to teach the children new games.
School Council Election 2022
Each class chose candidates to run for election.
On voting day, children had to choose 2 candidates and post their slip in the ballot box.
Votes were counted and checked by year 6.
The two children with the most votes in each class were announced as our new school council members.