This half term, our Reception Children are invited to stand to be a School Councillor. Please read below for more information about our School Council. Forms will be sent home no later than Monday 12th June
Why do we have a School Council? The School’s Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent. Who can be a member of the School’s Council?
We have an active School Council with a boy and girl representing their fellow pupils from all classes in Year 1 and Year 2. Each councillor is elected by their classmates after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected. During the Summer Term two children from each Reception class will join the meetings.
What do we do? Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly with Mrs Barwin. The children invite Mrs Cooper and some members of the Governing Body once a term to their meetings to discuss their thoughts and the ideas they have collated from their peers.
What if your Child would like to stand?
Please ask them to think about why they are standing, and either help them to complete the form, or write it for them, but they will need to stand in front of their class and present their ideas. All presentations need to be handed in by Thursday 15th June 2017. Elections are Friday 16th June and the children will be informed if they have been elected at 10:15 the same day.
Any further questions, please see Mrs Barwin.