Inspiring Autonomy and Excellence.
What is a School Council ?
“An elected body of pupils whose purpose is to represent their classes and to be a forum for active and constructive pupil input into the daily life of the school community”
Why do we have a School Council ?
- It provides a basis for active learning of important life skills, speaking and listening, teamwork, problem solving, self-esteem and self-confidence
- Our School Council enables our pupils’ to have a voice in the running of the school by expressing their opinions about issues that affect them and understanding that their opinions count
- It facilitates citizenship teaching and preparation for adulthood and life after school
Below are the nominated School Councillors
Sherwood Park Campus
Thilakshan (Head boy), Jess (Head girl), Jessica, Laurena, Danny, Jennifer and Calum
We seek the views of pupils in other classes at Sherwood Park Campus outside of the School Council meetings, whilst they are in their classrooms, in order to enable pupils to take time to communicate and make meaningful choices through the use symbols/photos/communication aids.
Sherwood Hill Campus
Summer, Laurie, Frankie, Marco, Joanna, Junaydh, Tim, Reece, Paddy and Joshua
A new School Council is elected every September. Students democratically vote for their councillors through a friendly voting system. Learners are actively encouraged to voice their opinions and make meaningful choices and decisions. Our meetings include an agenda and minutes, which are shared in class with others.
Our School Councils meet at least once each half term and sometimes more often.
At School Council meetings each School Councillor brings their class School Council Folder and they wear a special School Councillor badge.
There is usually a focus for each meeting. Sometimes after the meeting they take questions back to their classes and discuss them with their class mates (with the help of the staff) and then bring back their contributions to the next meeting.
Past discussions have included: How they show they enjoy their learning, Staying safe at school, Improving the Library and Playground, Clubs, What they like and don’t like about school, How we can make it better, Assembly, School events they would like.
RRSA: Convention for the rights of the Child: Article 12
Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously