Our School Council / Ein Cyngor Ysgol
Our School Councillors for 2022 to 2023 are:
Year 6: Keegan and Freya
Year 5: Esmay and Charlie
Year 4: Olivia and Milo
Year 3: Charlie and Julia
Year 2: Betsy and Tobi
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 council 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.
Our School Council aims to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system.
Class elections will be held every year so that different representatives can put forward their ideas as well as developing the full potential of the School Council to complete tasks.
It is a very responsible job, and School Council Members will share information with their class, and get ideas and views from pupils by talking.
Each class will operate a class council in which issues are discussed associated with their class. If, however, an issue does occur which they feel needs to be forwarded to the School Council, then the issue will be presented to the School Council through the class representative.
The School Council will be leading more meetings with the whole school to hear their feedback on a termly basis.
Feedback will be provided from each School Council Meeting through minutes from the meetings and feedback from the representatives.
The School Council will vote for a chair. This is the person who makes sure everyone gets a turn to speak and encourages all members to contribute. In addition the School Council will ensure someone takes notes during the meeting and the notes should assist the feedback classes receive after the meeting.
At the end of the School Council’s meeting, everyone needs to know what they have to do next. The chair needs to make sure members know what to do and what they have to say to their class.
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. The school will record School Council Achievements on the school newsletter as and when appropriate.