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School Council

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July Question

What is your favourite memory from this school year?

Upcoming School Council Events:

None at the moment - watch this space!

Recent Discussion

10th July

In our final School Council meeting of the year, we discussed what we felt were the successes of the School Council this year. The representatives were particuluarly proud of fundraising events like Red Nose Day and Children In Need, and mentioned that they felt the School Discos were very popular with the children across the school.

We also looked forward to next year. Although there will be new elections in September, the current School Council was very positive about what will happen next year. They thought the new council should focus on making sure children outside of School Council continue to have a say in what is discussed by writing on the School Council suggestion sheets.

 

19th June

We started our school council meeting by reminding the councillors to wear their badges! These are useful, because it lets the other children in the school know who is in school council, just in case they want to pass an idea or discussion topic on to their class councillor.

We also discussed possible charities to fundraise for during the rest of this academic year and next academic year. We talked about whether the school council could do an assembly trying to encourage the school to pick a charity to support. We decided that the councillors should ask their class to say which charities they think we should support and we will pick four to talk about in our school council assembly.

In our next meeting, we are going to discuss the charities suggested by the other children across the school and vote for four that we think will be suitable for the whole school to vote on. We are also going to discuss the choices for class trips and how the children can be more involved in choosing these.

 

22nd May

We congratulated the school council representatives for their election wins in the mid-year elections. New badges were handed out and we discussed what being the school councillor for your class means.

We discussed the ‘ideas for school council’ sheets that each class should have, for children who are not in the school council to fill in. Each class was given a set of some sheets, and were given an original to give to their teacher to keep.

Finally, we discussed what should be discussed in our next meeting. We talked about fundraising ideas for the summer term briefly, and the councillors have been asked to talk with the other people in their class about it so that we can discuss the idea in more depth in the next meeting.

  • What makes our School Council a good one?

    A good School Council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done!

    Many schools have councils, but they are not all successful. These are some things that make our council effective:

    • Regular meetings
    • A council that is not too big
    • Class/Form councils that meet regularly
    • Good communication between representatives and their class
    • Training for school council members
    • Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific events or issues
    • A bank account