Our School Council aims to encourage our children to:
Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
Develop healthy, safer lifestyles
Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others
We value the benefits of operating a School Council. The School Council represents the whole school. We feel they benefit the whole community and as a school we operate as a community. Through our School Council and class work, it is hoped that we can develop a balance and wholeness, helping to make our community more harmonious to live in. Our School Council work will enable pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence. Everyone will benefit from the work of the School Council.
Class elections will be held every year so that different representatives can put forward their election speeches as well as developing the full potential of the School Council to complete tasks. Two candidates will be elected from each class.
Running the School Council Meetings:
The School Council will meet with Miss Muir (Headteacher) or other teachers in the school. At the end of the School Council’s meeting, everyone needs to know what they have to do next. Members will know what to do and what they have to say to their class.
Giving Feedback to Pupils:
Following the School Council Meeting, School Council Members speak to their class to let them know what is going on and tell the class about the issues being discussed and what is happening next. This will encourage more children to contribute to further meetings, share worries and let members know the things which could be done to improve the school.