The School Council is composed of 2 representatives from Year 1 to Year 6.
The Year 6 representatives are the Head Boy and Head Girl who are elected by pupils and staff following the Year 6 Democracy week at the beginning of the autumn term. During this week prospective candidates for the posts are nominated by their peers in Year 6, who then form canvasing parties to promote their candidates to the rest of the school. This includes the candidates making key note speeches in assembly to the rest of the school, as well as canvassing other pupils over break and lunch times. In recent years candidates have even made origami ‘frogs’, stickers and paper aeroplanes, as well as the usual posters and flyers to promote their ideas across the school. Everyone in the school then has one vote for the Head boy and girl which they make on ballot papers bearing the photograph of the candidate.
During the first week of term all other classes invite prospective school council reps to give a speech to the class explaining how they will represent their views on the school council. Each class then has a secret ballot or blind count to choose their reps.
The school council meets at least monthly, but more often fortnightly and considers all aspects of school life. In the last 12 months they have been involved in interviewing prospective teachers, sampled new meals for school lunches, decided on spending priorities to improve the school grounds, chosen our Charities of the year and organised several fund raising activities. They also regularly discuss school issues and factors affecting teaching and learning.