School Council

 
The school council is made up of elected members who give the school its ‘pupil voice’.  Members of the school council are elected after giving a presentation to their class about their ideas and how they intend to represent their class members’ ideas and thoughts.
 
The school council consists of one pupil from each class from Years 2 to 6.
 
In 2015-2016 these children are:
 

Yannis Kogimtzis

Matty Thompson

Oliver McLynn

Maria Tejeda

Jana  Garcia

Marrianne Ashpole

Ben Golby

Jacob Cooper

Kate Rudkin

Sara Koffman

Noah Kureishy

Luke Harty

Amy Nunn

Melody Davey

Molly Beverley

 
 
The school council is incredibly important to all the staff, and regularly at Senior Leadership Meetings the pupils ideas and views are discussed. The key to our school council’s success is that they make a genuine impact on the running of the school. As you can see from the regular meeting notes, we take onboard all children’s ideas and we have made changes where we as a council feel necessary.
 
All school council notes are published on the side menu of this page
 
Successes include:
- Working with Lancesterian to develop a more accessible playground in Years 5 & 6
- Presenting information to the whole school in Good News Assemblies
- Working with subject leaders at school to improve how their subjects are taught across the school.
- Selecting the Charity of the Year - Francis House 2015 the pupils raised nearly £2000
- Requesting the Governors consider purchasing TVs and AppleTVs for each classroom to enhance the learning environment
- Researching, shortliting and purchasing the new Reading Books for our Reading Corners
- Working with teachers from different countries about our Endangered Species topic.
- Purchasing new long-arm dust pan brushes for the school canteen so children can keep the canteen tidy.
- Giving feedback to Mr. Carson who was reviewing our School Dinners.
- Shortlisting of possible new School Logos which have been passed to the Governors for consultation.
- Creation of chess club on Wednesday lunchtime after a whole-school chess tournament.
- Ideas for Mr. Davenport about the new school website
- Discussion of possible maintenance upgrades to the school and their impact on ALL pupils.
- Interviewing Mr. Knowles about school sport – especially opportunities for girls to participate more.  This has led to a new ‘Girls-only’ multi-sports club during a lunchtime.
- Selecting a Catering company for our new school restaurant
- Giving feedback after 2 weeks to the new Catering company
- Asking Mrs. Cohen to please renovate our Year 3 toilets
- Creating a debate between Year 6 and Mr. How regarding the school dinners and packed lunches seating plan
- Changing the current voting policy for councillors so a majority win is needed rather than a first past the post system
- Reporting back to Governors (Letter and Reports to the School Governors can be found on the side menu)