The School Council aims to meet every fortnight with Mrs Noon. The Council is made up of 15 Year Six pupils who work in small teams to represent every year group in the school. The aim of the School Council is to promote pupil voice in school so that all pupils can contribute to the leadership of the school to ensure it is full of learning, respect, and friendship.
At our meetings we plan how we will gather the views of children across the school and then work together to find ways to resolve any problems.
Children in each class have the opportunity to air their views to the class representatives, who then put over these views at the School Council meetings. Minutes of the meeting are taken and are reported back to classes, updating them on what has been discussed.
In recent years our School Council have helped to bring about improvements to school in a number of ways: -
- Designed and introduced pupil self-reporting anti-bullying cards
- Designed and introduced online anti-bullying cards
- Led ideas for Anti-Bullying Week and Safer Internet Day
- Organised for more outside eating areas to use at lunchtime.
- Met with School Governors to discuss behaviour
- Created class playtime playground packs.
- We have also been working with Broke Hall Home School Association (HSA) to share our thoughts on how the playground should be developed and carried out a fundraising 'Skip-a-Thon - we are awaiting the installation of an outdoor gym.
At the moment our focus is:
- To gather opinions from children across the school about improvements that they would like made.
- To find out whether children feel safe at school and if there are any improvements that can be made that would make them feel more safe.
In July, the school council visited the Houses of Parliament to learn about democracy on a National level as well as a flight on The London Eye, when they were able to view Government buildings from above.