'Every Child has a Voice'
The School Council plays a very important role in school life. They attend regular meetings and discuss important issues which may affect the pupils, parents and staff of Croxton Kerrial School and the surrounding community. The School Councillors are supported by Miss Adcock (Nursery Nurse) and Mrs Connolly (friend and former Governor).
What is a School Council?
A School Council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. Each year voting takes for the children who have been campaigning to be elected to the School Council.
What does it do?
- A School Council meets - with an adult present - to put forward the views of other children in school, to discuss their ideas and suggestions and to resolve problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
Members of the School Council are responsible for feeding back to classes and carrying out the ideas that have been agreed.
What jobs are there?
Each year, every class elects two representatives to be members of the School Council. The council will then meet to elect officers, including:
What makes a good School Council?
A good School Council is one that represents the views of all children and gets things done. These are some of the things that make our School Council effective:
- Regular meetings
- Good communication between representatives and their class
- Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific events or issues
Here is a flavour of the work we have successfully organised.
A weekly Cake Raffle that raised lots of money to:
- Provide new fiction books for the school library
- Sponsor a Hearing dog for a year
- Provide a new seating bench and a picnic bench for outside grounds
- Purchase new playtime equipment for all the children to use
We have introduced new friendship signs for the playground and helped to organise the Anti- Bullying Leadership day.
We have made some helpful posters to promote good behaviour and happy playtimes.
Our next task is to help design and choose the new wooden climbing for all the children to enjoy. This is so exciting!
As always these items were all proposed by the children in our ‘Suggestion Box’. We shall look forward to opening the box at our next meeting to see more great ideas that will help to improve the school environment for our friends.