Our Mission Statement
We have thought very carefully about our role in the school and we have created our own mission statement that describes why we have a School Council.
The purpose of our School Council is to encourage children to get involved in issues that concern them, in and around the school. It is our aim to promote a happy, safe and fair environment for all children.
We believe many voices should be heard. We will focus on listening to the views of all the children and report regularly to our classes about the work of the School Council.
- To make sure that our school is a safe and happy place to be.
- To make sure that children have a place to voice their opinions and concerns.
- To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements.
- To make sure any concerns are listened to and acted upon.
‘Every child has a Voice’.
Each year voting takes place in every classroom with the exception of Reception, for the children who have campaigned to be elected to the School Council.
What is a School Council?
A School Council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their School.
What does it do?
A School Council meets (with a teacher present) to discuss and sort out problems and ideas. Members of the School Council will be responsible for carrying out ideas that they have agreed, such as planning charity events, School workshops, meeting with Governors or other communities, putting forward views of other children in the School.
What jobs are there?
Each year, every class elects two representatives, a Councillor and Deputy Councillor to be members of the School Council. The Council will then meet to elect Officers such as:-
What makes a good School Council?
A good School Council is one that represents the views of the children and gets things done. These are some of the things that make our School Council effective:-
- Regular meetings
- Good communication between representatives and their class.
- Smaller groups (sub-committees) working on specific events or issues.
Do you get out of lessons?
School Council meets fortnightly briefly during lunch break, so valuable lesson time is not missed.