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.
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.
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
Pyjamas Day for Hospice at Home
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 IT enrichment- the request will be discussed at the next meeting.
Next Meeting Focus:
We will be focusing on our Sustainable Development Goal Action Plan, considering Pupil Voice and allocating our new advocacy roles:
- STEM Champion
- Digital Leader
- Learner Well-being Lead
- Eco Councillor
- Team English Lead
- Creative Curriculum Councillor
- Special Educational Needs Lead
Next SCONE meeting:
Previous Meeting Agenda:
- Fundraising ideas for summer term
- Plastic Reduction and recycling in school
- Maximising the school's link with Herdwick School- gathering pupil ideas
- Club provision
- May Day Tombola Promotion
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!