Our School Council consists of elected members from each class.
Meetings are held every Thursday with school staff to develop initiatives to improve school life.
The members feed back to their classes and ask for agenda items for the next meeting.
Each September and January two new council members from each class are elected, we have a budget but we try to raise funds through doing lots of fun activities.
School Council Members bring any concerns or ideas that pupils have had about improving the school, for discussion at the weekly meetings and then feed back to the classes.
The School Council also provides a suggestion box.
Autumn / Spring 2021
Our School Council activities have currently been paused due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Our new School Council :
Joseph and Hannah – Hawks
James and Aimee – Puffins
Henry and Imogen – Wrens
Kai and Darcey – Nightingales
Tom and Cerys – Robins
This term we will be asking for the children’s comments on the new playground equipment, looking at the possibility of having a plastic recycling scheme in school and providing a Fairtrade Fornight assembly.
Here is this term’s School Council.
At the first meeting, members discussed organising a food bank collection and a speaker for the Harvest Service in October. They discussed planning an activity for Children in Need on 17th November and looking at Friendship week and planning an assembly. Members also will be reviewing how the games trolley has been operating during play times. Pupils from all classes will be asked for ideas for future plans.
The Council has been voted in – Amy and Olivia from Hawks, Dan and Joseph from Puffins, Alfie and Evie from Wrens, Sion and Gracie from Nightingales and Kai and Ida from Robins.
Among the issues discussed at their first meeting, was how KS2 children could be encouraged to eat healthy break time snacks and how best to conduct a review of school lunches.
Spring 2018 has been a busy one for the School Council. The term started with the election of new council members, 2 from each class and for the first time we have welcomed 2 members from Robins Class.
Children have been using the equipment from the new games trolley at break times (weather dependant) which has been manned by school council members. Different equipment will be added as the weather improves!
Fair trade fortnight saw the School Council present a whole school assembly on Chocolate!
Mrs Drury joined one of our meetings to share the plans for the proposed playground improvements and ‘trim-trail’. Members were asked for their ideas and opinions, and then presented the proposed plans to each of their classes. These plans are currently on show on the school council notice board.
At our final meeting of the spring term, members were thanked for their valuable contribution and enthusiasm during the last term.
Plans for Summer term 2018
To elect a new school council for the summer term.
To conduct a review of the school lunches, asking children for their opinions and ideas, and to liase with our lunchtime supervisor and Brookes.
Monitor and review the use of the games trolley.
Unsure that the Friendship Stop is manned and all children know how to use it.
Work with the Change 4 Life club to arrange activities and present an assembly during healthy eating week in June.
Discuss ideas for a small fundraising event.
Organise a ‘Silly Sock’ day to help promote Autism Awareness.
- Talked about Friendship Week, the Friendship Stop and how people can make new friends.
- Canvased pupils on new playground equipment, which will be ordered in the Autumn Term.
- Adopted a Panda through World Wildlife Fund, and an information pack will be arriving soon.
In Autumn 2016 the School Council . .
- Held a cake sale for Macmillan and raised £60.60
- Adopted an orang-utan for the year and named him Oreo
- Talked to pupils about dealing with bullying as part of Friendship week and gave out advice leaflets.
- We raised money for Children in Need by dressing in something Spotty.
- We talked about ways to improve our lunchtimes – including how we go into lunch and what we do during wet playtimes.
- Collected food at our Harvest Festival to donate to our local Food Bank.
School Council photo
‘Pupils are very happy and feel very safe in school.
Their behaviour in class and around the school is good’.
Ofsted Dec 2013
- Raised money by holding a cake sale for Methusala – the teenager we sponsor in Africa.
- Held a ‘Pyjama Day’ to promote relaxation and well being and used the funds raised to buy some new soft balls for playtime.
- Sent out leaflets telling pupils how to keep safe on line.
- Conducted a school dinner survey, which led to the supplier making some changes to the menu.
- Planned ‘Sports Relief Day’, designed letters and posters about dressing up as our favourite sports person.
- Organised a ‘Trefonen’s got Talent’ show.
- Discussed with Brookes (our School meals provider) about recycling the food waste to make compost for the local park.
Contributed to the Trefonen Page of the monthly Parish magazine.