School Council 2021 – 2022
Our School Council
This year the school council have already been very busy supporting our school and our local community. We have 8 new members, 2 from each of the KS1 classes. One member was chosen by the class teacher and the other was elected by their class and they were very proud to introduce themselves to the children and parents on tapestry. They have already met a few times each term with Mrs Salmon our SMSC co-ordinator and Mrs Riley will be supporting them until she returns from her maternity leave.
The school council have always been great at helping to raise money for different charities and this year has been no exception. With our Harvest Assemblies, we raised money for Buxton Food Bank. Mrs Salmon and Miss Travers-Muir took our year 2 members over to Sainsbury’s to buy some food and toiletries and the rest of the money was donated in cash. The volunteers at the food bank were very grateful for our generosity and we enjoyed supporting a local charity and people in our community. For Children in Need the school council were given 3 options on how we could raise money. They took these ideas to each class who voted on their favourite and the most popular choice was to wear their pyjamas to school. The school council also wanted to hold some competitions and helped choose some fabulous prizes from the Children in Need Website. The dress up day combined with the baking, craft and lego competition raised a fabulous £308!
The School Council have been very active helping us to promote online safety this term as well. They helped design invitations for parents to attend an online session led by Traci Goode from the Online Safety Hubb. They also filmed a short video for tapestry inviting and encouraging parents to attend as well. They also had a go at some really fun Halloween activities on Purple Mash then promoted them back in class to inspire everyone to log on and have a go over October Half Term.
Just before Christmas, the School Council also distributed a student questionnaire to all the children asking them about their feelings and opinions about our school. The teachers supported the children in filling them out and Mrs Salmon has been collating the results ready to feedback to children and parents. We will be using the children’s responses to plan some actions for the school council to implement later in the year.
We’re also planning to involve the school council in some more exciting activities this year…
- A competition to design a mascot for our Learning Super Powers in each class
- To support classes with activities for Safer Internet Day on the 8th February and collect work for a display
- To run an Easter Competition to raise money for school and then talk to the children about how the money should be spent.
- To promote the world cup among each class and give each one a group of teams to learn about and support