School Council & Pupil Voice

School Council at St John's 

At St John's we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in School Council meetings.  This is so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them.  Through their class reps, all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues and share ideas that are then taken back to a school council meeting. This ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard.  Pupils at St John's know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter. 

Becoming part of our school council, gives children the chance to develop some leadership skills. Each year we teach the children about democracy (one of the four British Values) and then complete class votes to choose our councillors. This is a fun process, which helps the children to understand the way that Britain is led and gives them an opportunity to write a letter of application or complete a verbal presentation to their peers explaining why they think they would be good at the job.

We currently have 12 school councillors (from year groups 2 to 6) and some of these older children keep in touch with our EYFS classes (Nursery, RA, RB,Y1A and Y1B).      They meet regularly to discuss school issues, facilitated by Ms Morgan.

School Council Work 23 - 24

At our first meeting, in September, we elected the officers from year 6:

Chairperson - Desiree      Vice-chairperson - Ishmail      Secretary - Hooria     Treasurer - Esa

"Hello to our parents and families!
My name is Desiree and I am the chair person of the school council.
I run the meetings and help the whole team share ideas to make our school an even better community.
Autumn Term 2023
We were really busy organising events and raising money last term.
Here are some updates on last term's charity work...
*We raised £160 for Macmillan from our coffee morning.
See below for photos from that event 
Our first event which we organised and helped with was the MacMillan Coffee Morning.

The children helped to set up the hall the day before and greeted parents as they arrived.

They handed out cakes and collected donations....they particularly enjoyed having a cake to eat at the end!

*We also raised £220 for the Royal British Legion on Remembrance Day, by selling poppies and wristbands (see photos below).
*We invited children and families to bring goods in at Harvest Time for our local foodbank - Humans Manchester.
Again, we were overwhelmed with your generosity!
*We raised nearly £300 for Children in Need when we enjoyed wearing Pudsey costumes and spotty clothes (see photos below).
At the end of the term, we turned our attentions to singing and performing for our parents.
Some of us enjoyed welcoming them to these events and serving tea, coffee and biscuits.


Spring Term 2024
*This term we are looking forward to working together to develop our school values and Collective Worship themes:
Love, Hope, Wisdom, Dignity and Community.
We will be creating some more displays around school and helping our own classes to display their work in this area.
*Humans Manchester have helped many families in our area and we are hoping to visit the local food bank to see what happens there.
We would like to see how the local hub works and report back after a first-hand experience.
Keep an eye out on this page of the website to see updates of how we are getting on.


This year we are hoping to work on other projects, including:

1) Ideas to help with the cost of living

2) Local foodbanks - keep contact with Humans Manchester

3) Set up contact with a local care home for elderly people


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