School Council 2016-17
At St Margaret's we encourage the children to be thinking citizens and we have twelve councillors who make up the School Council.
The councillors are elected by members of their class, so that each class has a representative on the School Council.
Meetings are held regularly and matters concerning the development and improvement of St Margaret's School are discussed.
Impact of school council - September 2016 to present date
- Prior to September school council were responsible for writing to the dioceses to secure the land for our 'forest' area. This was opened in September on the first day back at school.
- In November 2016 school council were instrumental in organising a Children in Need event in school - raising over £200.
- We worked with a construction company to select the design for our trim trail which was completed in April 2017.
- We are in the process (May 2017) of deciding on a water feature which will be placed near to Joshua Platt's (former student) bench in memory of him.
Our School Council Motto
"We will discuss every request even if it is not the best"
What do School Council do?
The school councillors are elected by the children in their class:
- They go to school council meetings and take part in discussions
- They let the class know what has been discussed at the meetings
- They take the views of the classmates to the school council
- Be involved in projects that the school council runs.
A School Councillor...
- is committed and determined to make a difference.
- always thinking about ways to improve the school.
- talks to children and staff about the school council.
- Learns new skills.
- Has ideas about things the school council can do.
- listens to other childrens' views and understands them.
- Cares about school and wanting to improve it.
Who are the School Council
The School Council is made up of children from each class.
Each year, every class will normally elect two representatives to be members of the school council.
The council will then meet to elect officers such as:
- School Council Teacher: Mr D Whittle
Our Councillors and the classes they represent:
What makes a good School Council
These are some things that make our school council effective:
- Regular meetings
- A council that is not too big
- Class/Form councils that meet regularly
- Good communication between representatives and their class
- Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific events or issues
- Annual evaluations