Our school council is made up of 5 children from years 2 to 6 who are elected by their classmates.
The council meet once a week to discuss school improvement ideas and to voice their opinion on current school practices.
Every half term, the council invite one of the governors to take part in their meeting.
After every meeting, the school council feed their ideas back to their year group and listen to their peer's ideas.
Our school council have made some fantastic contributions to our school.
To decide who our councillors would be for each class, all of the children who want to be councillors pitch their ideas and reasons why and each class voted for their favourite to represent the views of their class.
The councillor then put together a “Meet Our Councillors” display in the hall to tell visitors all about each of our councillors and what differences they want to make to Cleeve.
Our school council are always thinking about our school vision - what does Cleeve mean to us? Our councillors came up with lots of words that they think represent Cleeve and then a vote was then held for every class so that every pupil could help decide what is most important to the pupils of Cleeve.
Our pupils voted the most important attribute as working together and “being a buddy not a bully”. We voted friendship and caring and sharing as the second most important, followed by perseverance and being aspirational.
Our councillors have tackled a variety of issues raised by members of their class. They have made some safety signs to put up around the school for pupils and visitors where the football areas are to make sure they are aware and kept safe. The school council have organised a whole school vote for a new healthy option school meal to be added to the hot dinner menu. Chicken stir fry was the winner!
The school council are an integral part of our school's award assemblies. The school council run and organise nomination assemblies at the end of each half term to encourage responsibility and they add their own flare to the awards ceremony so their class members can see them taking charge!
We have lots more ideas in the workings and plan and returning with a bang when we are able to meet as a whole school council again after COVID restrictions are lifted.