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Welcome to our School Council page

WHAT IS A SCHOOL COUNCIL?
A School Council is a group of pupils who have been proposed and elected by their peers to represent their views and raise issues with the Head and Deputy Head teacher and Governors of their school.  A School Council can also propose and take forward initiatives and projects on behalf of their peers, and be involved in strategic planning for school.

The object of an effective School Council is to help children and young people to:
• enjoy and feel empowered by their education
• feel that their school responds to their needs and views
• have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them
• have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place
• develop life skills through participation
 
(Adapted from School Councils UK 2006)

Every September a new School Council is voted in. Every child in the school, from Reception to Year 6 have the chance to vote in order to decide who will be the Chair and Vice Chair. Children who believe they have suitable skills to take on this role must write a short speech explaining what qualities they could bring to the team. They must then perform this during a school assembly. To become a class member of the School Council children must write a short speech in front of their class. Votes are then taken within the class where two children will be voted in.

 

Have a look below to find out this year's School Council.

Chair - Sarah

Vice Chair - Jasper

 

Sycamore - Connor

Willow - Elizabeth

Hazel - Dan, Tallulah

Hawthorn - Rowan, Izabel

Pine - Kaiden, Orla

Ash -  Emma

Beech - Cooper, Tyla

Chestnut - Anna, Zara

Oak - Grace, Blake

School Council is an exciting opportunity for your child to be part of the decisions made in their school. It builds children’s confidence and encourages their thinking and problem solving skills.

Issues we are working on.

 

This term we have been thinking about the values that a Great Binfields pupil needs to be a great learner.  We decided that the six most important values are Positivity, Resilience, Honesty, Commitment, Courage and Perseverance.  Each half term the school will be focussing on one of the values.  As a school council we are now creating posters about each of the values to help support our learning in class.


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