The School Council
Who are we?
Middleton School Council has two representatives from each class from Year 1 to Year 6. Every year all children are invited to volunteer to become members of the school council. Children who would like to become a member then give a short presentation to their class and voting takes place. All children who are elected to the school council are then introduced to the rest of the school in a special assembly.
When do we meet?
We try to meet every two weeks to discuss school council matters, suggestions brought up by children around school or to complete mini-projects.
Do school councillors have different roles?
The school council has a chairperson, vice-chair, treasurer and secretary. These children are usually from Year 6 and they are elected by other school council representatives. The chairman leads and takes meetings with support from the vice-chair. Agendas are set and followed by the chairman and the secretary takes full minutes. All school councillors are able to bring any ideas or suggestions from their class to meetings.
What do we do?
This year we have been involved in a number of different projects. We completed a survey on safeguarding and found out what children thought about the different areas of their school. We also helped Eco-club to “Clean for the Queen.” We have organised some new books for class book areas following a discussion with each class. We have also completed lots of fundraising activities this year, including Bags to School and the Christmas tombola. All money raised will be used to buy equipment for children in school, such as play equipment for playtimes and lunchtimes. We run and hold different competitions in school, including the Christmas card competition. We might also represent the school in different ways, for example we might be asked to show visitors around our school.