School Council and Pupil Parliament

The aim of the School Council is to give the children a voice within the school. At the start of the academic year, children in each class are asked to vote for one boy and one girl from their class to act as their class representatives. Meetings are held every few weeks where the councillors get together with the Headteacher to discuss a whole range of issues relating to school matters. After meetings school council members report back to their classes and sometimes to the whole school in assemblies. Examples of meeting agendas include: homework, classroom environment, playtime and playground equipment, the curriculum and charity fundraising.

Click below to read the minutes from recent meetings:

Once a term, our two Year 6 school councillors attend the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance Pupil Parliament. This takes place in the Council Chambers at County Hall in Nottingham. The school councillors from about 30 schools come together to discuss a range of issues of shared interest, such as: holiday patterns, leisure facilities, public transport, school dinners and school uniform.

In May 2017, all of the representatives travelled by coach to London to take part in a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament. This was a wonderful experience for the children, helping to relate their own democratic role within school to that of Members of Parliament.