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.
- Developing reading buddies
- More opportunities to read rhymes and poetry
- Ask children what their favourite authors are and have books in the book corner for them to share
- Setting up a library loan system in the school library (and opening it up at lunchtime)
- More apps for reading
- Have more reading picnics
- If a class get 100% attendance, then they have Holly, our Reading dog, coming into their class.
- Reading time with middays in the chatty hut
- Establishing a Book Club
- Organising for authors to come into school
- Making books for other classes
- Enter book competitions
- Book swap opportunities