Our School Council for the Summer Term
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Our School Council
We have a ‘School Council' which consists of 7 pupils at present. Each class has a school council representative and these children have all been elected by their classmates during termly voting. The School Council meet with Miss Wright on a regular basis. The school council makes important decisions, after consulting with their peers, about our school. The School Council enables our children to have a greater say over matters that affect their education and schooling.
Why do we need a School Council?
School councillors help the adults in our school to make the right decisions for pupils. For many years it has been up to adults to make decisions for children but having a school council gives the children a voice.
What is the job of a School Councillor?
- To go to School Council meetings and take part in discussions
- To let your class know what was talked about at the meetings
- To take the ideas and views of your classmates to the Council
- To act as positive role models in school
- To be involved in activities that the School Council runs
What are the aims of our school council?
- To give pupils a real say in how you learn and achieve.
- To give pupils an opportunity to understand and participate in a democratic process.
- To enable pupils to participate effectively in school and debate and address issues of concern to you, both in and out of school.
- To promote the school's reputation and to maintain the school ethos.
- To undertake projects that will improve the quality of the school.
- To promote pupils’ views through discussion about issues raised by pupils and staff which affect the life of the school both in the present and in the future.
- To help the people who make decisions in the school to understand and respect pupils’ points of view.
This term's focus
School Council British Values Project
Theme: Mutual Respect
Summer Term 2017
In order to explore and evaluate the theme of ‘mutual respect’ in our school, we have decided to partner up with a differing school and create a project for our school council to take part in.
During school council sessions we will:
Produce a floor book/scrap book of our findings and journey.
Look at our partner schools website to gain some insight into the school
Think about how we can introduce ourselves to our partner school. What kind of information might we like to share? What makes us unique and special? Could we write to them? Email them?
Explore the theme of mutual respect. What do we think it means? What do our class mates think?
Look at scenarios and discuss our own feelings. Think of things from other peoples POV.
Share information with our partner school in order to compare ourselves to others. What kind of family are you from? Who lives in your house? What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Are we all the same? How can we treat people who are different to us?
We can gather our findings in a floor book and feedback to our partner school. We can tell them what we have found out about our own school and how we hope to move forward. What next steps do we have? How can we improve things? What do we do really well at our school? What could we magpie from our partner school?
We aim to complete the project by the beginning of July.