At Carlinghow Princess Royal, we now have a School Council which enables our pupils to take an active role in the life of the school.
The children are encouraged to become involved, where appropriate, in some of the decision making that takes place in the school such as: helping improve activities, lessons, trips and behaviour.
Our elected pupils will endeavour to take the views of their classmates to the School Council, where they will solve problems fairly. It is this forum that allows the pupils to learn how to talk and listen about things that affect them. During this process they also get to learn the appropriate skills to arrange, run and record meetings through presenting an agenda.
The School Council will meet twice every half term. The first meeting will take place the first week of every half term and the last week before the end of half term to assess and review on various topics raised in the school.
Each class, from Year 1 to Year 6, elected 2 people (1 boy and 1 girl) to sit on the School Council. Elections took place at the start of this academic year.
Nominations were given to the class teacher and each child in Year 1 to Year 6 were given voting papers to vote for 1 boy and 1 girl.
Now that the council has been elected – the Chair and Vice-Chair will be elected from the Year 6 pupils. It will be their responsibility to meet with Mr. Miree and Mrs. Marchant and decide on the Agenda for the meetings about things that matter to them.
The Secretary will be elected from the remaining upper Junior classes.
A folder containing all agendas and minutes will be held in the Headteacher's office.
Meetings will be held on a half-termly basis.
A suggestion box will be placed in the entrance hall for suggestions or ideas that pupils would like to have discussed at the council meeting. The person placing the slip in the box will sign them.
A report will be written by the Chair or Vice-Chair to be presented: firstly to Mr. Miree and Mrs. Marchant for any amendments that may be appropriate; and then presented to the school at the next Whole School Assembly.
Where appropriate, reports may be made in Newsletters or in the Headteacher's Report to Governors.
At the end of the Academic Year the council will be disbanded and a new election will take place the following September.