At Queen’s Park Infant Academy we have an active School Council. During the Autumn term each Year 1 and Year 2 class elect a School Councillor representative in a secret ballot. The School Councillor elected then represents the class for a period of one year. Reception hold their elections at the end of December and their representatives join the meetings at the beginning of the Spring term and become their class's representative until the end of the summer term.
The School Councillors meet regularly together with Mrs Durrant and members of the school leadership team to discuss different projects, many of which are linked to whole school development plans. Other teaching staff, or governors may join the meeting as necessary, depending on the focus of the project. The agenda is handed out at the beginning of each meeting and any findings from class discussions are shared with the group.
The meetings may focus on topics such as; Do you feel happy and safe at school? How can we make our school an even happier place? What charities could we support this year?
Members will feed back to their classmates on topics discussed in the meetings. The councillors will often have information to collect on their class’s views and ideas, which they then come prepared to share at the next meeting. These meetings give the children the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions on things that affect them. It also enables them to have a say about decisions made in school, while letting them play an active role in making their school a better place.
We look forward to sharing the School Council’s activities with you throughout the year.
In each class a selection of children put themselves forward and then the rest of the class voted for who they thought would be a suitable candidate.