At Green Street Green Primary School we are proud to have children elected each year, by their peers, to become school councillors and to make a difference to our school.
Why have a school council?
There are lots of reasons.
Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives.
A school council can provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.
Experience from schools shows that a school council that is supported and nurtured helps to improve many aspects of school life.
It is an important and useful way for schools to provide leadership and development opportunities for their pupils.
Within the school curriculum we encourage active participation. Our curriculum requires that young people are provided with opportunities to participate in school and society. School councils are an excellent way in which to increase participation, teaching young people about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability.
What makes a good School Councillor?
Have good problem solving skills
Confident speaking skills and excellent listening skills
Have an open mind to new ideas
Work hard to get things done
Impact of the School Council
- Two new charities have been chosen for the school to support - Cancer Research and Foal Farm.
- A revised menu has been offered by the school’s catering company Nourish, based on feedback given by the school council
- Whizz, an abandoned dog from Foal Farm, has been sponsored by the school
- Children have fed their views into the development of the new curriculum offer and home learning offer
- Children voted for the winners of our annual Book Corner competition
- Children have fed into the school’s developing vision statement
- Plastic containers have stopped being used in the school kitchen as a result of school council feedback
Two representatives from each class (Y1 - Y6)
An agenda is to be organised by the Head of School which is agreed at the end of each meeting for the subsequent meeting.
Minutes will be recorded by the children and fed back to their classes
The School Council can bid for funding from the SHA. They will need to prepare a proposal and report on the impact.
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. They will take ideas and suggestions from their class and bring these back to discuss at School council meetings and vote on actions that need to be taken.
Agenda and Minutes from our previous meetings
Minutes and Agendas 2019-2020
Minutes and Agendas 2018-19