A School Council has been established in both the Infant and Junior Departments.
Through setting up the School Council, children have opportunities to be actively engaged in discussion and consultation about aspects of school life and develop their sense of responsibility as citizens within a community. Children who are interested in becoming a council representative prepare and present a short talk after which the class vote for one boy and one girl. They stand for half a year and attend meetings which are overseen by a member of staff as a facilitator.
The council, drawing suggestions from children in their department, agrees an agenda for each meeting. Miss Wasey (infant school council leader) and Miss Collins (junior school council leader) write up minutes from their meeting. One copy of the minutes is shared with the children and another copy is given to the school Senior Management Team for consideration and discussion about issues raised.
Recent areas for consideration have been playtime arrangements, involvement/input in choosing the new playground equipment at the Infant and Junior sites, planning for the new curriculum and buying new resources.
The infants have BIG plans for the playground. See their fabulous proposal below: