School Council 

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all. 

 Proverbs 31:8 

Rooted in the school vision of care, significance and purpose and Jesus' call to love our neighbour. The School Council seeks to represent pupil views on a range of subjects, provide a pupil voice on school issues and wider matters. It also promotes an awareness of the needs of others outside of the school, organising fundraising activities and  working with and coordinating the schools support for the local community. 

School Council members also serve as Eco -Committee members and are currently working towards the Eco-Schools Green Flag award. 

School Council members are elected each year by their classes. Children interested in standing as School Councillors must put themselves forward, prepare and deliver a speech and then be elected. 

The Council meet weekly on a Thursday with Mr McHale the Deputy head teacher and Mr Marshall Chair of Governors.  Minutes are recorded of each meeting and shared with all staff. Each Tuesday, following the Thursday meeting, the School Councillors feedback to their individual classes about what they discussed. They also use this time to gather pupil views on a range of subjects. 

The Council reports to the full governing body each term and also uses Friday assembly time to update the whole school on its activities and priorities for the coming term. 

Fundraising activities

In the Autumn term of 2023 the School Council sought to respond to the needs of those effected by the floods in Libya by raising money to support the work of the British Red cross. They organised a sponsored walk around the school grounds, which consisted of the whole school completing 220 laps of the school grounds. Each class undertook a number of laps per day, carrying with them different things such as water bottles, packed lunches etc to remind themselves of the plight of those in Libya. 

The school Council engaged with parents at an after school event to communicate the reasons for their fundraising, regularly updated their classes and organised a final assembly to present the fundraising total to the rest of the school.  The final total raised was £440.