A school council is a representative group of students who have been proposed and elected by their peers to represent their views and raise issues with Senior Leaders of their school.
A School Council can also propose and take forward initiatives and projects on behalf of their peers, and be involved in strategic planning and processes such as the School Improvement Plan, governing body meetings and staff appointments. The object of an effective School council is to help children and young people to:
- enjoy and feel empowered by their education;
- feel that their school responds to their needs and views;
- have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them;
- have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place;
- develop active life skills through participating.
How can we improve reading standards and children's enthusiasm for reading at Newchurch?
- Organise for an author to visit the school
- Plan to publish our own books in Book Week to read to younger children
- Develop a reward for the class with the highest average percentage on the reading ladder
- Develop a place for children to read outdoors at playtimes and lunchtimes
- How can we help children to remember their spellings?
- How can we improve lunchtimes?
- How could we make our learning more exciting?