The School Council:
One of the ways in which pupils in the school can have their say and make sure that their views and ideas are listened to is through the School Council
- gives pupils the chance to tell teachers and staff their ideas
- represents each year group in Key Stages 1 and 2 within the school and are elected as councillors for the academic year.
- meets to talk about important school issues and projects
- puts forward the class views at council meetings
- decides of the school’s charity each year
- takes forward the views of the very young classes, who may find it difficult to put forward other’s opinions.
- helps to show visitors around the school with the Headteacher
- each year group has two representatives on the school council (nominated and voted for by their fellow classmates).
- helps with creating interview questions for vacancies at the school as well as having their own interview panel for prospective staff
- decides how to use a small termly budget (given by Westcott PFA) to the benefit of the children
- representatives report back to their class – this helps every pupil to feel involved
The School Council are asked to research a charity for the whole school to support for the entire academic year. In 2015-2016 our charity was The Children’s Society. For more information about our charity fundraising efforts please read Our Charity page. The children also decided to support Children In Need and Sports Relief during the school year.