Our School Council is elected in the Autumn Term, through in-class elections, each year.
At our first meeting we agree a mission statement and our priorities for the year. Our mission statement, action plan, meeting minutes and any upcoming projects are displayed in the hall on our School Council Notice Board. Our Action Planning is informed by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
On the board you will also find our elected officials, their roles and their photos. Each year we elect a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer, all of whom have specific roles to fulfil at meetings and between them.
Class representatives from Kingfishers, Badgers, Owls and Otters hold regular Class Councils and conduct playground surveys as agreed by the Council, to ensure all pupils have a voice.
From September 2019, the Council have agreed on and allocated themselves with the following advocacy roles:
- STEM Champion
- Digital Leader
- Learner Well-being Lead
- Eco Councillor
- Team English Lead
- Creative Curriculum Councillor
- Special Educational Needs Lead
Our Special Educational Needs Councillor is also part of Cumbria's 'All of Us' Special Educational Needs Advocacy group.
School Council takes its responsibilities to our school, community and the world very seriously and holds regular fundraisers in the name of the charities we elect to support as well as working to improve school life.
We are part of the SCONE network and our representatives attend regular meetings with other School Councillors from the North East. In 2016 we were fortunate enough to send two of our Councillors to London on a visit to the Houses of Parliament.
Previous School Council Events:
May Day Chocolate Tombola
Fair Trade Tuck Shop
Stand Up To Cancer Community Coffee Morning
Macmillan Community Coffee Morning
Children in Need Fundraising Day and Design a Pudsey Competition
Fair Trade Fortnight 2019
Red Nose Day's Big Red Bun Sale & Go Red for RND
Children in Need- Wild N'Wacky Fancy Dress
Bake a Difference- Gingerbread competition and Tuck Shop for FairTrade- December 10th 2019
Crisis- Help the Homeless Non-Uniform Day- Friday 20th December 2019
Refuge- Bring Your Toy to School Day- fundraising for toys for children who are vulnerable or displaced over Christmas
Bake a Difference- Gingerbread competition and Tuck Shop- Date TBC
Current Funding Projects:
School Council are currently considering how we can make school more eco-friendly and reduce our plastic use. We have a sub-committee investigating recycling provision and one looking in to how we can make our playground plastic-free!
A request has been made to School Council for funding for Graphic Novels
Next Meeting Focus:
Ginger Bread making and prize confimation
Review of Actions from previous meetings
Financial Review by Treasurer
Next SCONE meeting:
Previous Meeting Agenda:
- Revisiting Sustainable Development Goals action planning
- Allocating Roles
- Playground provision
- Class Requests: Forest School Veg patch & more wood for den building outside FS
- Class Council Feedback
- Explanation of roles
School Council in London:
Two of our, very excited, School Council Team had a wonderful time exploring Westminster, riding the London Eye and touring Parliament. The chosen pupils represented us at a very special SCONE meeting in the capital!