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School Council

We run a school council with our pupils, which gives them the opportunity to contribute to developing and improving our academy.

As part of the school council, we look for pupils who will:

  • Help to make the school even better
  • Attend school council meetings and feeding back from class council meetings
  • Feedback to your class after meeting
  • Help with fund-raising
  • Discuss important issues including teaching and learning
  • Find out what other children want
  • Helping their fellow classmates

Children who would like to be on the School Council nominate themselves in class. They then present to the class and the class vote for their favourite. There are three jobs in School Council: Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary that children can put themselves forward for. These are voted for by the School Council.

October 2019 – Congratulations to Charlie (Chair), Kathleen (Vice-chair) and Jessica (Secretary). The School Council are busy writing a survey about bullying in school and planning to relaunch the school rules.

September 2019 – KS2 children are voting for their School Council representative as part of Pupilvoice week ahead of the first meeting

July 2019 – School Council are organising a sponsored read to purchase books for Acclerated Reader

November 2018 – Matthew Hancock MP spoke to the School Council. They were each asked for one thing they would change about their school, their local area and the world. Some amazing answers were given!

November 2017 – On Monday 6th November the School Council led the assembly where they shared the school rules, which they have recently agreed and written. The rules are:

  • To show respect for each other
  • To show respect for all property and resources
  • To always do your best in your learning
  • To always be prepared for school
  • To take responsibility for your actions

October 2017 – The School Council have been looking at the Behaviour Policy. They have agreed the reward and sanctions that are used in the Academy, including the introduction of lunchtime detentions for children who have repeatedly disrupted learning. The School Council are currently reviewing the reward for the winning team at the end of the year – updates to follow!

January 2017 – The School Council have been looking at the results from the bullying questionnaire that was completed by Key Stage 2 pupils and parents from throughout the school. The School Council are now looking at creating posters to go up in the playground to remind children of the school rules. They are also putting worry boxes into every class so if children have any worries they can put them in these. This will run alongside Tootoot.

November 2016 – The School Council ran events as part of Anti-bullying Week. These included a competition to design a Superhero with super powers that will stop bullying as well as a poster competition to remind children what bullying is and what to do if you are being bullied. On Friday 18th November the whole school took part in a dress as a Superhero day. Well done to the winners of the competitions. Here are the winning Superheroes by Weronika in Year 5, Abigail in Year 1 and the Nursery children:

superhero1     superhero2  superhero3

On Friday 17th June 2015 the School Council had a visit from Matthew Hancock MP. He told us about being an MP as well as what it was like in Parliament before answering some of our questions. We quizzed him on his views about staying in or leaving the EU; taking holidays in term time; tests for primary school children as well as who he thinks will win Euro 2016. Below is  a video of Matthew answering some of our questions.