Electing and running a School Council is a key part of the PSHE
curriculum and involves children from Years 3 to 8. Its main purpose is to help the children develop an
understanding of their own ability to effect positive changes in their
This is achieved by involving them in decision-making and respecting
them as partners in their own education, encouraging a sense of ownership. Effective democratic representation
also provides a real context for citizenship education and gives the children
an experience which will help to create more involved, empowered and active
citizens for the future.
The School Council meets at least twice a term as a whole and sub
committees may meet more often.
The Council may invite the Head, the Catering Manager or other
interested parties to its meetings to put forward ideas for implementation. The
council members report back to their tutor groups or give
presentations in assembly. Each year the Council tries to contribute one large
completed project as its legacy. Examples of recent initiatives are the hitting
wall on the Crane Wing building, extension of the AVP with monkey bars added
and the climbing wall, wooden benches in front of the Crane Wing and the tree
and round seat on the courtyard area.