"We are the voice of our friends, our ideas count, we help to make our school get better and we make the future of the school"
Quote from School Council member
What is the school council?
The school council is an opportunity for children to get involved in the way the school is run and to make it a even bettwe place to learn!
Any pupil of Marton and District Primary School can put themselves forward to be elected democratically. Representatives from the previous year’s election stand before the class describing the role and responsibilities of a Class Representative. Every student, once fully informed of the role and responsibilities, is encouraged to stand for election stating their reasons before the class. Each candidate will be given time to think of a speech to present their class which will explain why they think they would be the best person to represent the views of their class. Then the classes vote for the person who they feel would get the job done the best by writing down the name of the person they decide on. Elected members will be announced by their teachers within each class and names will be confirmed in the school newsletter and in the first available whole school assembly for whole school recognition. There are 2 representatives from year group.
Being a school council member provides you with the opportunity to make that change!
What is our purpose?
We are the voice of the students
- We aim to get things done to make our school better.
- To find ways to improve our school.
- To give every pupil a voice and to make all decision making fair.
Current School Council Members
All members of the school council have a duty to report back any information they discuss to their classes. They must also make sure they represent the views of every child in their own classes by sharing them at school council. They can record this information in their school council book.
Year 1 - William and Evie
Year 2 - Isla and Charlie
Year 3 - Charlie and Hope
Year 4 - Sophie and Solomon
Year 5 - Maddie and James
Year 6 - Olivia and
What happens at the school council meetings?
School council meetings are held most weeks in the hall or through internet programs (COVID friendly) . For the meeting to go ahead there must be at least 8 council members present. We talk about the outcomes of our class discussions , make plans and celebrate outcomes. Decisions will be made using a hands up or blind voting system. If a decision can’t be reached, it will be put to the whole school. Ideas and questions are put to classes/the whole school before they are voted on in school council.
What is our school council code of conduct?
As agreed by the School Council
1. Take care of each other e.g. older members can support the younger members
2. We don’t leave anybody out.
3. Always put your hand up.
4. We always support the majority decision.
5. Don’t shout out.
6. Always listen to the person speaking.
7. Always give your class an update.
8. Try our best to make the school better
9. Always attend school council meetings unless we are not at school
10.We must always report back to our classes and share their views (not just our own)
What have we been up to so far this year ?
- Established ourselves as representatives of our classes,
- Ensured we are all COVID safe for meetings and any activities planned.
- Continued to developed the School Council working party,
- Evaluated our school including all the positive and what to develop next,
- Led the Road safety week for the whole school including completing a traffic watch and delivering class assemblies about road safety.
We are currently developing our next plan of action for the Spring term!