The school council represents the views of all students in the school; from Foundation Stage to Year 6. Each September, every class elects two representatives to be members of the school council.
The school council play an important role in the running of the school. We meet at least twice each term with Miss Jenkins and Mrs Stratford to discuss class issues, how to raise money for projects and how we can improve our school. From these meetings the School Councillors feedback to their classes and at the end of the school year we evaluate what we have achieved.
So what have we done this year?
Term 1 and 2
- We chose new playtime equipment for the school. It is one of our responsibilities to help organise and run the playtime equipment making sure it is safe to use, put away properly and there is enough to play with.
- We sold poppies for Remembrance Day and helped to remind our classes why we have a 2 minute silence on this day.
- We organised an 'odd socks day' to promote anti-bullying week and our councillors in KS2 helped Mr Rubba to run an assembly about this.
- We helped to fundraise for Children in Need (a UK charity), coming up with the ideas of a 'home clothes day' and Pudsey drawing competition.
Term 3 and 4
- We completed questionnaires with our classes in order to bring pupil voice to our meeting. We shared the ideas that each class had for priorities in school this year and how we might fundraise. One of the outcomes of this was to run the Wychwood Bake Off, which we decided would be fun, bring us all together and also allow an opportunity to donate to the Food Bank (a local charity). We have begun to organise this and Comic Relief (a global charity).
Term 5 and 6
- We raised money for Comic Relief through selling red nose and organising another 'home clothes day'. We also took part in a successful Guinness World Record game of Musical Bumps, with other schools in Oxfordshire.
- We organised and ran the Wychwood Bake Off! This was a highlight as we got to judge the winners by looking at and tasting the cakes!
- We set a whole school homework to design bunting for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We then put this together and put it up in the school field for our Big Picnic celebration.
- We are helping to organise Wychwood's Got Talent.
What can we do to make our school a better place?
If you have a good idea or have a concern about something in school please talk to your class representative and they will bring it to the next School Council meeting.
How can you become a school councillor?
At the start of each school year your class teacher will organise an election. Put together a short speech as to why you want to be a school councillor and what you think you could do to help improve our school. Hopefully you will win enough votes from your class to become a school councillor. Good Luck!