“I have learned you are never too small to make a difference.” - Greta Thunberg
What is School Council?
The School Council is a group of children who meet regularly to discuss issues that are important to them in the school.
Why do we have a Children’s School Council?
- To empower children to have a voice.
- To improve the school according to the children's point of view.
- To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
- To discuss and raise issues.
How do I become a Children’s School Councillor?
At the beginning of each year, children can nominate themselves. Nominees present to their class the reasons why they would make a good Councillor. Each class votes for their Councillor. This helps to show the children how a democracy works as part of our British Values.
What we do in the Meetings
Each Councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in the meetings and Councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas. They carry out surveys and votes within their classes so that each class's opinion is represented. These opinions are then fed back to the council and the opinion of the majority is taken forward.
The school council requested improvements be to the girls toilets. The children put forward their proposals and worked with the Head teacher to create murals for the walls. This gave them ownership over the space and really brightened things up!
Vice Chair: Harry
Secretary: Isla and Sophie
Class 2: Freya and Alfie
Class 3: Coralie and Prabroop
Class 4: Charlotte and Hugo
Staff Leader: Miss Padden / Mrs Price
Our Eco Club are passionate about the environment and environmental issues.
Our children are working on a hands-on approach to support eco matters that are important to them. The students have formed an Eco Club committee with representatives from all year groups. Our curriculum also excites all the children through topics such as sustainability and globalisation.
As part of the roles and responsibilities of the Eco Club, members support the Active Travel to school initiative. This means they carry out surveys, gather pupils ideas and suggestions and find new ways to encourage each other to be more green with their active travel.
Eco Club Members