Earlier this term we had our elections for School Council. Everybody had the chance to vote for their favourite candidates in their own class.
The following candidates were successful.
Herons - Hope, Taylor B, Aronas
Owls - Leah, Kirk, Isabelle
Swallows - Kaci-Jo, Ethan
Wrens - to be elected during Term 2
The School Council had 2 meetings with Miss Willows during our lunchtimes. We discussed school Fit & Fun sessions and the cinema initiative. Back in the classrooms we were given time to talk to our peers about what they would like to happen. They gave us lots of suggestions and we decided which ones were sensible for school. These were fed back at the second school council meeting. Following these ideas, new soap dispensers that were requested by Herons have been ordered today to be installed as soon as possible. A long list of clubs that we would like was made and Miss Willows will ask staff to run these at the appropriate times of year so we hope to see them soon on our list of clubs. Owls class requested a PJ day to raise money for charity - hopefully this will happen soon.
We decided to continue to run the Fruit Pot sales on the first Monday of each term so please remember to bring 50p on Monday 5th November so that you/your child can enjoy some delicious fruit!
On November the 14th, School Council are going to attend the Governors Meeting in the evening. We will be telling them all about what we do and giving them the pupil voice.
We are currently selling poppies for Remembrance Day. These can be bought for a donation of at least 20p. We sell them every break time. This will be linked to our Big Write this week.
Having been given a few days to prepare, the children in Herons, Owls and Swallows Classes were given the opportunity to address their peers with their ideas and the reasons why they would make a good School Councillor. We were really pleased that lots of children in each of the classes wanted to take on the responsibility and had prepared short presentations to deliver in their class.
Later on, during the afternoon, all children were given a voting slip listing all of the candidates for their class who they could vote for. Confidentially, the children then came to the voting area in the library where they selected their two preferred candidates on the slip, before placing it in the golden ballot box.
Miss Willows then counted the votes for each class. The results of the election will be announced on Friday during Celebration Assembly, when the new School Councillors will be presented with their badges.
Wrens class will elect their class representative once they have had a little longer to settle into school.
Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
Our School Council consists of representatives from every class (3 from Owls and Herons, 2 from Swallows and 1 from Wrens (who joins once the class have settled into school). They work closely with the Head Teacher, holding 12 meetings in total over the school year (2 each term), during lunchtimes.
The School Council is elected democratically with each candidate having to prepare and give a speech detailing their reasons for wanting to be a School Councillor, and the qualities that they have which they feel make them a good candidate.
In addition to attending the meetings, School Councillors support the school by talking to their classes to collect ideas and suggestions of ways to improve the school and asking for feedback on things that have happened which they then feedback to the Head Teacher. They are responsible for updating this page on the website, representing the school at the Local Parish Council Meetings, visit different schools to work with other school councils and work with the school Governors.
School Council elections this year will take place on Monday 10th September. If you wish to be considered for your class you could begin to plan and prepare you speech now!