At Chapelford Village Primary School we believe the object of an effective school council is to help children and young people to:
- enjoy and feel empowered by their education;
- feel that their school responds to their needs and views;
- have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them;
- have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place;
- develop active life skills through participating.
Our school council is supported by Miss Stebbings.
Two children from every class from Year 2 to Year 6 represent their own class on the School Council. The children are elected to the School Council by their peers. They take whole school issues and ideas from their own class and feed them into the School Council. They also share ideas and decisions from School Council with their class. Decisions made within School Council can, and do, have a real impact on the rest of the school. School council members from Year 6 visit children in Reception and Year 1 to gather their ideas, views and feedback information to them.
What do we do?
Our school council meets once each half term to discuss and sort out a number of important matters. These may include school lunches, school equipment, the environment, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events. Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning fundraising events, helping at school events/open days, or meeting with staff and governors. We represent the views of all students and get things done.
All members of the council work together to prepare information required from each class prior to each meeting.