King's Hedges School Council
Who are we?
We are a group of elected children from Year 1 to Year 6 who are keen to keep our school running as well as we can. Our classes voted for us because we have several useful skills for the role-skills like listening, speaking clearly, being organised, having ideas to share. We have what is called ‘the pupil voice’ which means we represent all the children in our classes, bringing their ideas to each meeting.
Through the School Council pupils can be partners with teachers in seeking to make the school the best it can be. Every pupil has a chance to say what they want and to know that it will be listened to and considered. The staff, the Senior Leadership Team and the governors are all keen to listen to us and help us make decisions for the school.
School Council In Action
Currently we are looking to see if we can do anything to improve lunchtimes and we have developed a short survey to use with pupils. We hope to gather information to share with lunch supervisors and the Senior Leadership Team. We are also advertising for Comic Relief and hope to raise a significant amount of money for this charity.
What have we done?
Every year we work with the pupils in the school to raise money for charities that we are interested in eg Comic Relief, Children In Need, The Red Hen and Hey!Cambridge. We also take a regular look at Walk To School Weeks and safety around the school. Often we look at an issue ourselves and then report back to our classes and gather more information from them. Discussing ‘kindness’ and 'risk’ lead to further work in classes which we felt was beneficial. We also take on tasks set by teachers such as monitoring how the House System is working. Most recently we met the candidates for the role of Head teacher and asked them some interesting questions. That was good fun.
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We enjoy meeting with other School Councils. Our last meet was with St. Laurence School where we shared good practice about lunchtimes and especially good behaviour while having dinner.