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Our School Council is a team of children (from Years 1-6) that work together to improve the school. We understand the importance of the role and how we can help to provide new opportunities and a pupil voice for every child.
At Wymondham, we aim to help children and young people to have a greater say over matters that affect our school and wider lives.
What makes our School Council a good one?
We work together as a team and never give up making Wymondham the best it can be. Our School Council respects the views of others. Each class has a school council suggestion/ideas box where every child’s voice can be heard.
Why is it an important role?
Our role is important because we can make big decisions and help the school to be a better, safer place.
We are involved in new prospective teaching and support staff appointments, where we interview and afterwards, express our preferences, supported by constructive reasoning as well as personal opinions.
We are also encouraged to have an understanding of the decision making processes involved with the successful running of a happy, healthy Primary School in today’s modern, technological world.
Why is our School Council effective?
-A council that is not too big
-Good communication between representatives and their class
-Training for school council members
-Fundraising budget review
-Every child wears a “School Council” badge so they can be recognised by others and always lead by example.
What happens at meetings?
Our School Council usually meets fortnightly. Topics discussed at the meeting are varied but might include school uniform, school meals, playtimes and clubs.
It is up to us to decide the agenda and organise future plans. We have undertaken various projects from ensuring that healthy snacks are eaten at playtime, to improving the condition of the classrooms and cloakrooms.
Individual classes regularly debate whole school issues that they consider unjust or in need of change and their council representatives, chosen by them annually, bring these grievances, ideas or queries to our meetings. Occasionally, staff request that the School Council discuss preferences for specific things (eg the colour of the new toilets). Once discussed, and answers or solutions are suggested, Mrs Willis may bring some of these ideas to the attention of Mrs Harvey who carefully considers the proposals. All answers are reported back to the council and hopefully resolved. Members then report back to their own classes.
Any concerns that the children have are raised at the School Council. All voices are heard.
We have some fantastic ideas for the coming year. Check out the minutes from each meeting to see how these are developing…
William, Niamh, Marly-Jay, William, Faith, Daniel, Abbie, Lily
School Council Aims:
- To have pride in our school community
- To give everyone a voice and listen and respect the views of others
- To encourage positive behavior and do what is right
School Council Mission:
- Through change we will improve behavior, attitude and kindness and have a better time in primary school