The Aims of the School Council
To promote a sense of unity by working together for the common good.
To give children a sense of ownership of their school and its environment.
To promote effective communication within the school community – pupils, staff and parents.
To encourage pupils to consider issues which affect them and/or others.
To provide enriching responsibilities for pupils.
The council is made up of two pupil representatives from each of Years R to 6, the Council Co-ordinator (Lay Chaplain) and the Head Teacher. School issues are discussed in classrooms and are then brought before the council.
The elected representatives from each class are responsible for communicating issues at meetings. Year 5 and 6 representatives support Reception and Year 1 representatives in their roles. At least three meetings are held in the Advent Term, two in the Lent Term and two in the Trinity Term. New council members will be elected at the start of an academic year.
Projects that the school council have been involved with include producing a Pupil Handbook, interviewing the new Head Teacher, fundraising for different charities, a questionnaire on school improvements and designs for the Holy Door for The Jubilee Year of Mercy. Health and Safety became a permanent agenda item for the School Council and contributions from the pupils have been very helpful.
The school improvements suggested by the children included new toilets, which have been installed. A request was made for a gardening club, which now takes place in the Advent and Trinity terms. There is a new system in the Library using colour coding for non-fiction books, as the children wanted to make greater use of the library for research.