Welcome to the School Council
We are an important part of our school. We make important decisions throughout the year, for the benefit of each member of our school community, ensuring that the opinions and suggestions of our fellow students are heard and acted upon.
We discuss a variety of issues that concern the rest of the school and make decisions on changes that will benefit our school community.
Our meetings are on a regular basis, where we discuss and plan future ideas.
As one School Councillor proudly says, speaking for all, “Every School Councillor makes a big change and then does what is best for the pupils and the future of the school.”
We are looking forward to a wonderful year, where will make a difference because our school and our children matter.
One School, One Voice
The school council has been working very hard and have made a big impact on our school. We have designed a slogan that we feel shows our mission:
"One school, one voice."
We felt this best described our role in the school. Our role is to be the voice of the children. Every class year 1-6 has a school council member and the children know they can go to them whenever there is something they want to say about the school, it may be a suggestion, improvement or comment. The school council members’ feedback at their meetings and their ideas and thoughts are passed onto Mrs Allison.
Last year we introduced the house point system as a whole school reward. Since then we have enjoyed our treat of popcorn and a movie at the end of each half term. This reward was decided by Mrs Allison after we gave her a persuasive presentation of our ideas. We have found the house points to be encouraging and we love to receive them. It was also our idea for KS1 golden book and star children to receive a prize and KS2 to have an activity treat such as a craft or baking session.
The school council have been very busy since we started. Some of our achievements include:
- Meeting and talking to visitors to our school.
- Interviewing people who want to work at Hinckley Parks.
- Raising awareness for child line.
- Making products for the school fayre.
- Improving our dining hall and carrying out questionnaires.
- Discussing behaviour and taking part in conferences with other schools.
- Mrs Allison asking us to make decisions about lunch and play time.
School Councils most recent mission has taken us many weeks and is an ongoing task. Our school has hundreds of requests to help charities every year, and we know we cannot do them all. So School Council has been reading letters, listening to presentations and researching the different charities that would like our schools support. We couldn’t possibly support them all so we picked our top four. This was a very difficult decision as all charities are worthy of help. We had long discussions and debates. In the end we chose charities we felt a link to or that were smaller and less popular and therefore don’t get as much support.
As we had four half terms left and four houses organised in our school, we asked our house captains to choose a charity for their house to support. The house captains have been to most of meetings and are now part of the team!