“A good school council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done.”
School Councils UK
Overview of the last academic year: 2017-2018
We have a thriving School Council which is made up of 1 teacher and 14 children. There are 2 children from each of the year groups 1-5 and we have 4 members from Year 6. Each class selects 1 member each and we ask the previous Year 5 children to stay on for a second year in Year 6, in order to provide continuity with ideas and decisions that are being made. The School Councillors take their responsibilities very seriously and take great pride in seeing the achievements they make. They are responsible for considering fundraising for charities and budgeting for resources for their school too. We meet at least twice a term.
Last Year our School Council continued to provide activities and resources for the pupils at lunchtime. They sent out surveys to each class and carefully went through the responses to ensure that we invested in the resources that the children asked for. The children’s voice is vital and is a huge part of our school.
During the school year, we supported the outside charities Children in Need and Sport Relief and held a collection for the homeless shelter in Gravesend. These events were all a huge success and the generosity and hard work from our students and parents will have made a huge difference to many lives.
Within school we helped at the Christmas and Summer Fairs and held a penny collection. The money we raised for the school was used to update playground play equipment such as card games, colouring pads and resources, top trumps and ping pong balls, which were provided in response to the children’s wish list. We also replaced 3 tables and benches for the outdoor areas to learning more comfortable.