At King Charles School, the views and feelings of our pupils is important to us and one of the ways in which they can share these with the rest of the school and lead on some key aspects of school life is through the School Council.
Our School Council consists of representatives from each class in our school. These pupils are nominated and voted for by their peers and they then attend regular meetings with Mrs Coles. This is an important part of the Council as pupils experience Democracy first hand.
At each meeting, there is a clear agenda and the Year 6 members of the Council lead the meetings and take the minutes. The agenda includes items that members of staff want to share with the Council and this can include ‘tasks’ where the Council members will seek out the views and opinions of their peers. Recent work in this area has included pupil views about purchasing of equipment and arrangements for lunchtime.
The School Council have made a difference across our whole school and have recently planned a day of activities for Safer Internet Day, led assemblies about fundraising days and surveyed their peers as to ‘what good learning looks like in our school’. This research was used to create a display and also, inform decisions about what’s working well and what might need to change.