At Kewstoke Primary School, we feel it is very important for children to have an awareness of their rights and their responsibilities as members of both the school and the wider community. In order to give pupils a voice within the school, every year two child from each class are elected, by their peers, to become representatives on the school council.
Members of the school council are expected to show the highest standard of behaviour and attitude in and out of school, in order to act as role models to other children. They also get the chance to meet with adults within the school to voice their opinions and ideas to keep the school moving forward.
Who will be our council representatives this year?
What do we do?
We meet every other Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Burton in order to discuss our latest projects and share ideas. As a group, we all bring ideas from our class mates about how to improve our school and discuss this during our meeting. Each person in the group has an important role from voicing ideas to writing the meeting minutes as the group secretary. We will follow a pre set agenda, but there will also be opportunities for the children to bring problems, discussions and solutions to the meeting. We decide as a group the best projects to take forward because we think about the impact that they will have on the children in our school!
- To help the school to thrive in new projects that we undertake.
- To ensure that our school community is strong and everyone is happy.
- To allow the voices of all the children to be heard via collecting views from our class.
So far this year:
We have met as a council three times.
1. We discussed our moto and vision for this year ahead. We got given our badges and books.
2. We discussed our school build. We have chosen our school carpets, wall colours and toilet door colours- we chose some of the best colours and put it to a vote for the whole school to choose.
3. Children In Need: We planned our Children in Need Day-We dressed up back to front and Mr Jeeves went all out with his back to front clothing. We would have loved to do more but due to the building work we weren't able to. Next year however we will go BIG!!!
We have lots of projects this term. Here are just a few:
- Worry Box relaunch in school and running a competition.
- Choosing our new school colours
- Assembly to the school on The Food Bank.
- Researching Charities for our house groups.
- Pupil voice- our school.
- Feedback to governors on improving wet breaks