Elms Farm School Council
The school council is an opportunity for all the children at Elms Farm to have a voice. Each year, in September, two children from each class in KS2 are elected to represent their peers. Children who would like to be councillors make a short speech to their classmates and this is followed by a secret ballot. In this way, the school councillors are chosen fairly and honestly.
In Autumn Term, last year’s councillors helped the new councillors to adapt to their roles, before becoming the Rights Respecting Schools steering group. They are helping Mrs Gallagher and Miss Knight to work towards gaining the Rights Respecting Schools Award.
We organised charity events for Children in Need (November) and Christmas Jumper Day (December). The whole community were generous, as usual, and we raised more than ever for these charities.
Just before Christmas, School Council treated the reading volunteers and student helpers to a coffee morning to say thank you.
In Spring Term, the school council will be organising another charity day – this time, for Comic Relief. We already have the red noses in school, ready to sell after half term. The day, March 24th, will be filled with fun activities that the councillors are planning now.
Mrs Goodwin has asked the school council to think about how we can continue to raise attendance across school. The councillors will be talking to their classmates about this and giving ideas to Mrs Goodwin soon.
Other things we will be doing during the year include: a pupil questionnaire, community links and making school an even better place to come to.
Being a school councillor is a responsible role to hold. Meetings are held every few weeks and councillors are given tasks to do.
Read on to find out the rules the school council follow:
Rules for school councillors.
1. Attend meetings.
2. Always show best behaviour at school.
3. Listen to each other.
4. Give your ideas.
5. Bring ideas from your class.
6. Take information back to your class.
7. Be prepared to represent your class and the school.