In September years 3 to 5 elect 2 representatives to be on the school council. Year 6 elect 2 representatives for their own class and 2 additional representatives , one to support year 2 and 1 to support year 1. The 2 school captains are also representatives on the school council. Each candidate outlines their strengths and their reasons for wanting to represent the children of the school in making decisions which impact on the running of the school.
Weekly meetings take place to discuss issues which are current and need further action. Council members relay information to their class, keeping records of issues raised by class members and minutes of meetings.
The school council have been successful in fundraising, running stalls at the Christmas and summer fairs. Decisions about playground markings, costings and location have been taken. The School Council discuss policies and how to help children understand them.
In year 6 children are invited to apply for jobs in school. There are a variety of roles all of which promote responsibility, provide role models for younger children and make a real difference to the day to day running of the school. The application process encourages the children to describe their strengths and their suitability to the role.
Eco team meets regularly to discuss sustainability and environmental impact. Campaigns have included reusing different materials, energy efficiency and reducing waste. Eco team members are elected by the class. Children in years 2 and above are invited to join the Eco team.
Every half term teachers select 2 individuals from their class to be prefects. The children who are selected show consistent application of positive learning behaviours and attitudes. These children help the class teacher in assemblies by being a role model for other children.