Welcome To Clenchwarton School Council
Why do we have a School Council?
The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
What Do We Hope To Achieve?
We hope to be able to make sure that every child's voice is heard, to make all the children feel that they are important and that what they say is taken seriously.
Who can be a member of the School Council?
Every year, two children from Year 1 to Year 5 and 4 children from Year 6 join the School Council (Reception join after Christmas). Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected. The members then elect a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and a Treasurer. There is an executive team, made up of Year 6 pupils, who lead the meetings.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. Class council meetings are held regularly and the three most popular ideas/suggestions for fund raising and/or purchases are taken to the main School Council meeting. Members of the council discuss and vote for the three most popular ideas and the executive team take these to a meeting with Ms Borley.
How do we raise money?
We raise money through non-uniform days and selling cakes and raffle tickets for prizes at various times during the year. In the past we have organised and run a talent show for children with auditions and performances for parents.
Where does the money go?
- Various charities (Comic Relief, Jeans 4 Genes, Children in Need)
- Adopted two endangered species (Panda & Turtle)
If you would like to complete a feedback form to help with an audit on our school council then please click on the link below and answer a few questions.