Here at Eccleston Mere Primary School, we have 2 children from each year 5 and year 6 class who represent their class in school council meetings. They feed back what has been discussed to their peers during class reflection time and collect new proposals.
How does our School Council work?
The school council is chaired by the Chairperson and the Secretary takes the minutes, they work together to type up the minutes and deliver them to each class. Our head teacher, Mr Mugan, will help to guide the council.
How are councillors elected?
At the start of each academic year, those children in year 5 and 6 who are interested in being on the school council are asked to give a speech to their class and/or the school council outlining why they would be a good school councillor. They then have a short question and answer session, where councillors can ask them various questions.
We do, from time to time have guest councillors if a child comes forward with an interesting proposal. We also meet with the Junior Road Safety officers to share ideas and help school. We have also invited professionals and members of staff to come and chat to us too.
Some of the changes that school council have put in place are:
- More extra-curricular clubs
- More sports competitions
- More upbeat assembly songs
- Year 6 prefects to help throughout school
- Corridor monitors
- Packed lunch children to sit with hot dinner children
- Playground equipment for all classes
- School discos
- Cake sales
- Charity collections and donations
- Foodbank collections and delivery of supplies to the Foodbank Centre