Who are the School Council?
The School Council is a dynamic group of children made up of seven children from each year group who meet with Miss Jones to make positive changes to our school. The year groups range from Year R to Year 6. All pupils in Years R-6 have the opportunity to put themselves forward to become a school councillor and represent their class. Class elections are held and all children have the opportunity to vote at the start of the year. The children who have the highest amount of votes becomes their class representative within the school council. The views of Nursery children are communicated by Mrs Lacey to The School Council.
What does the School Council Do?
The councillors go to regular meetings and take part in discussions. The councillors bring the views of the classmates to the meeting to ensure they are acting as the voice of the children. They also let their class know what was discussed and share feedback. Minutes of each meeting are recorded by the councillors and an action plan created.
In week one, The School Council meet with Miss Jones to discuss ideas and suggestions before taking the minutes back to a 'Class Council' meeting in week two to ask for contributions, ideas or votes from their class. Everyone in school has an important role to play.
The school council then create an action plan and begin the “doing” part of the cycle. This term they are concentrating on developing a fair and positive Rewards System linked to our Behaviour Policy.
Have a look at the latest School Council Minutes below.
How does the School Council help the school to support the wider community?
The School Council arrange fundraising activities for charities such as Comic Relief, Children in Need, Sports Relief and the Poppy Appeal.
Does the School Council have a charter?
For our School Council Charter each member promises to:
• To listen to what the people in our classes want and share their ideas in meetings.
• To make sure we share the views of our classmates and not just our own opinions.
• To attend regular meetings.
• To report back to our classes after meetings.
• To give up some of our personal time to make the school better.
• To help make positive changes at Bitterley Primary School.
• To be excellent role models by always making the right choices and having a positive attitude.
• To take part in whole school events.
What are the aims of the School Council?
Our School Council aims to encourage our children to:
- To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others
- Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
- Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
- Develop healthy, safer lifestyles
- Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
- Play an active role in fundraising for charities