The school council plays a very important role in our school community, trying to include as many things as possible for all the pupils and staff to enjoy. They have regular meetings where they discuss and act on our action plan. They then have time in class to feed back and take further ideas.
- What happens during the meetings?
Our discussions are packed with ideas that are suggested by each class and then the class representatives raise these at the meeting. The aim is to make our school even better for every individual.
- Has the school council been effective?
Yes! During the past few years the school council have helped to improve the school environment and grounds, raised money for charities and worthwhile causes, suggested fun activities during school time and also been involved in the interview process for new staff.
Some of our successes.
Children in Need – We organised a day of fundraising activities, leading on this and communicating to the whole school. We dressed up in pyjama’s and onesies for a donation, invited the local community to join us for a whole school bingo afternoon, followed by a cake stall. We also ran a ‘Design a Pudsey Bear’ competition. We raised £288.
We were recently involved in interviewing for a new member of teaching staff, resulting in Miss Freeman joining our school as Elm Class Teacher. We also interviewed for a SCITT student for 2016-17 this year.
We introduced a new Healthy Tuck Shop for breaktimes, selling fruit.
We are helping to design a Forest School Area, which we are hoping to raise funds to create. We have visited other schools that already have a Forest School and met with a landscaper to create plans for our new area.