The School Council
We have an active and enthusiastic school council made up of two children from each Key Stage 1 class. These children have been voted for by their peers, and their job includes representing their classmates by finding out and sharing their ideas, issues and views at council meetings, feeding back information to their classes, representing the school when we have visitors, and being involved in fundraising.
Our school council meet at least once a month with Mr. Williams, and this provides an opportunity for the children in our school to share their 'voice' and to find ways to make our school and community even better. The views and ideas of the children really do influence school decisions.
Our School Council:
- Learn how to work as a team
- Learn negotiation and collaboration
- Understand that their views are important
- Learn to understand that everyone else's views are just as important
- Learn to understand that their role is to share the views of the other members of their class, even if they do not share the same opinion.
- Share information with the group and with their class and collected information from them through surveys, questionnaires and discussion.
We elected new members of the School Council in November after running Democratic class elections. We currently have 6 members from year 1 and year 2. Reception will be joining us in the summer term.
Christmas Cards for NHS Staff
In December, the school council decided that they wanted to spread some Christmas cheer, and joined forces with other schools around Gloucestershire to do this. School Councillors asked their classes to create a Christmas card which would be given to an NHS worker in Gloucestershire. Every child in Key Stage 1 made a card, and these were distributed to frontline NHS staff at Christmas.