School Council is an integral part of Hunslet Moor; many important discussions take place at regular meetings and key decisions that affect our school are made through our School Council. We recognise the importance of ensuring children have a voice and feel their ideas and opinions are valued, each class elect a representative democratically, who will regularly share outcomes from discussions and listen to opinions of classmates; bringing these to council meetings.
Our recent Healthy Schools validation visit acknowledged that;
The School Council is a key stakeholder in this school and supports the vision of the school. It has a good structure and a voice and meets weekly. The children have various roles of responsibility and are confident within them. Pupils feel valued and are provided with opportunities to express their views on how to improve things at their school.
School Council representatives wear their badges of office with pride and are known through school from their contributions in assemblies and from the photographs of each class representative on display outside their classroom.
Each term, two representatives are elected from each class from Year 2 upwards, with two deputies. Our School Council meets regularly. Last year the School Council achieved the following:
- Organised a charity bobble hat day, raising money for NSPCC
- Organised events and activities for Sports Relief – raising money for charity
- Met with external consultants and developers to voice children’s opinions on our possible expansion
- Shown visitors around our school
- Took part in interviews for Healthy Schools validation
- Discussed ideas for a French theme week
- Voted on who they want to be Food Ambassadors
- Presented ideas in assembly
- Took part in the consultation for the Youth Activity Fund
New School Council Representatives for 2016/2017
We are looking forward to re-forming our School Council for this academic year. Classes will vote on who they feel would best represent their views and feedback – selecting 2 representatives per class. If you would like to represent your class on the School Council why not start thinking about why you feel you would be good at this role and think about what you could offer?