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
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!
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