Why do we have a school council?
The School’s Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made within school. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly.
As well as holding the occasional fund-raising event during the year, the Student Council have also been tasked to think of ways that the school can strengthen its links to the local community. Any suggestions you might have would be much appreciated.
In December our school council went to Coventry Garden Centre to help collect a huge Christmas Tree which they had kindly donated to Southfields. The children found the visit very exciting!
In February they visited The Hope Centre which coordinates Foodbank. This charity is in the heart of our community. The children learned how foodbank operates and how it has expanded since it first opened. They were able to help by sorting the food and clothes ready for distributing. Afterwards all the school council spoke about the visit at a school assembly. In addition, we held a nonuniform day to raise money for the charity.
They met with our school chef to discuss changes to the dinner menu.
They helped to plant spring bulbs across the grounds.