At Park Primary School, every class from Year 1 through to Year 6 have a School Council representative. We hold regular meetings to discuss ways in which we can improve our school. We also come up with ideas for raising money for charity and for the school and often act as the judging panel for school competitions.
The School Council members meet every Thursday morning at 8.50 am to discuss the views and ideas of pupils at Park. These discussions are then fed back to the rest of the school through this website page, class council discussions, assemblies, newsletters and the School Council notice board which is situated in our entrance hall.
This provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.
Mrs Berry and Mrs Greenwood also share many of the issues raised with the teachers in staff meetings.
Our School Council took part in the Speaker`s School Council Awards (SSCA)2017 during the Summer term. We submitted our Road Safety Campaign Project to the competition, which has helped to stop parents and carers from parking outside our school gates, therefore preventing our children`s lives from being in danger,
We received a lovely letter from Annie Waddington a member of the SSCA team thanking our school councillors for participating in this year’s awards.
There was a consistently high standard of applications this year making the judges’ decision very difficult. Unfortunately, on this occasion, our entry has not been selected as one of this year’s winners.
However, to celebrate our students’ achievement we have been sent a digital badge for our school website and our school council will also receive a certificate in the post.
- To help others and improve the school for everyone.
- To represent our class.
- Ask questions and share ideas for discussion and debate.
- To make the school a better place to be.
- To decide important decisions.
- To give every pupil a voice and to make all decision making fair.
- Keep people up to date with current topics (Class and other members of the board)
- No interrupting when someone else is speaking
- Don’t be afraid to disagree
- Let everyone share their ideas
- Enjoy yourself
- Make people feel comfortable when they are speaking through eye contact and active listening
- All ideas count
- Support and respect each other
- Consider your responses carefully
- The dangers of parking on the zigzag lines outside school
- Improving our playground
- Children in Need
If you are a child at Park Primary School, don’t forget that you can put forward your suggestions about how to improve our school in a number of ways:
- Speak to a School Council representative and they will jot your comments down in their ‘Council Comments’ log book which they will then take to the next meeting
- Write down your idea on a slip of paper and post it into the ‘Suggestions Box’ which can be found on the School Council notice board