Our School Council consists of twelve pupils of various ages across the school, who have been nominated by their fellow peers.
The aim of the school council is to give the children of Kingsland a voice and representatives of their opinions. One of the government's important initiatives is Every Child Matters and through the School Council, we are able to put this message into practice.
The School Council has many aims. Its first priority is to the children and how we can make our school a safer and happier place. This is achieved through meetings, where we discuss this question and then carry out questionnaires and surveys. We put this information into a report and relay it to the school governors.
The School Council is a thoroughly rewarding and exciting experience for the children of Kingsland Primary School. Although it requires commitment and hard work, it also allows the children to take ownership of some real life situations, share experiences with new friends and learn life skills and values.
It is a really enjoyable opportunity and it truly represents Kingsland Primary School's ethos: working together with our friends, family and community.
We would like to congratulate our new school councillors for taking on their new roles. They will hold regular meetings with Mr Roney throughout the year to share new ideas and help make decisions about Kingsland Primary School. We know they will represent our school well.
School Council Aims
- For all children to take an active role in the life of the school.
- Be involved, where appropriate, in some of the decision-making that takes place in the school.
- To learn to solve problems fairly.
- For the council to be a forum for pupils and the Headteacher/Deputy Head to take part in discussions on various topics raised in the school.
- For children to learn how to talk about things that affect them.
- For children to take responsibility and help improve behaviour.
- To become better listeners.
- To help improve the school environment.
- For pupils to learn appropriate skills in arranging, running and recording meetings
- Further reading: General Principals for the School Council (pdf)