School Council 2016/17.
The School Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.
Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School's Council?
We have an active School Council with a boy or girl representing their fellow pupils from each class from Year 1 to Year 6.
Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected. The members then elect a Chair, an Assistant Chair and a Secretary.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council.
Members meet regularly with teacher representatives and the Headteacher and Deputy.
What have we done so far?
The School Council discussed and explained the School Rules with their classes. These rules set out how we behave in school. We have helped organise special event fundraising days such as Children in Need and Comic Relief. We have also worked alongside the kitchen staff to develop special themed healthy lunches and with our school developers in planning for new play equipment. Recently we have been involved with Birmingham’s ‘Big Read’ campaign designing a book bench which has been on display at Erdington Library. The school council was actively involved designing the bench alongside coming up with some inventive ways of raising the money to purchase the bench such as a designing competition and book sale.
You can read the School Council's current plan below:
- School Council Action Plan - 2016/17 (pdf)