School Council is a very important way of keeping touch with the opinions of the most important people in the school...the children.
St John’s School Council, is formed of a girl and a boy from Reception Class to Year Six. At the beginning of each academic year, the prospective candidates make presentations to their class, then the Head Boy and Head Girl are chosen by a democratic vote. The School Council meets regularly to discuss various issues and concerns which arise and then give feedback to their class. These children are the voice of the pupils, and they have often represented their peers in a range of situations, from discussions with the Headteacher, to meeting Inspectors, discussing menus with the School Chef, to producing a document for prospective parents.
The School Council members have various responsibilities such as:
- Daily distribution and collection of play equipment at playtimes;
- Being a 'Playground Buddy' or friend to those who need it;
- Submitting individual sticker count charts each Friday
- Keeping a daily log of collective worship in St John's
With fortnightly meetings and an agenda set by the children, School Council provides the best insight into how things are going through the eyes of the those at classroom level
St Paul’s School Visit
members of our School Council went to St. Paul's primary school where they
were given a tour of the school and they thought about the similarities
and differences between their school and ours. One difference is that they look
after noisy chickens at St. Paul's! They watched a super all-singing and
all-dancing class assembly and played football with their new
friends. This was a lovely opportunity for the children from both schools
to come together and learn from each other. The children were excellently
behaved and represented St. John's school wonderfully.