Why we have a School Council
The School’s Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run.
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.
How members of the council are selected
Each child creates a manifesto which is then presented to their class.
The manifesto details what they would like to achieve if they were to be elected as a councillor. One member is elected from each class based on votes from their classmates. The council then votes for a Chair, a Vice Chair and a Secretary.
Our School Council
We are very excited to introduce our Crossley Fields School Council for this academic year!
The school council have been busy with a number of projects this year including:
Tidiest Classroom Award
Each week, the school councillors spend time inspecting each class to see which one is the tidiest. The tidiest classroom is announced in Highlights which is our weekly celebration assembly. Mrs Griffiths also announces the winning class in our weekly newsletter for parents and carers to find out too. The lucky class is awarded a special golden dustpan and brush.
Meeting with Mr Long
Earlier this year, the school councillors met with Mr Long to discuss a range of ideas and suggestions they have for the school. This includes future fairs, being able to have new equipment to play with at playtimes and lunchtimes and so much more.
In March, the school councillors hosted a range of Easter themed activities for the children to take part in over two weeks. It was extremely fun and exciting and we even managed to raise over £1000.