To capture Pupil Voice across the school we have a very active School Council.
What is the School Council?
At Hadley Wood Primary School we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in School Council meetings. This is an important part of our school to ensure that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Through School Council all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution.
Pupils at Hadley Wood Primary School know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter. One of the ways that our pupils showcase pupil voice is through our newspaper “The Hadley Wood Voice”, which is published every half term. This is written by the school councillors and members of our school community based on the interests of our pupils. You can read the latest editions of “The Hadley Wood Voice,” on our school website.
The work of the school council is underpinned by our school values of ensuring that all pupils within the school are confident, capable and caring individuals who make valuable contributions to both our school and the wider community.
Who are the School Councilors?
Every year we run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives for each class from Years 2-5. In Year 6 we have four MPs, one for each of our houses. The MPs chair the meetings and have dedicated roles, which support our school development plan.
The children presented their ideas to the class and then the pupils all voted in the election.
The chosen representative will speak at the council meetings about issues that are of interest to their class or the wider school. They will also tell their class about what is going on in the council meetings and put the minutes up in the classroom.
The School Councillors and pupils within the school have decided that the focus for the academic year 2021-2022 will be sustainability. We look forward to sharing our progress with you!
We try to be very professional in the council so we use a lot of business words. Hopefully this will help.
- Agenda – a list of things to talk about
- Councillor – someone who has been voted for to work for their class mates on the school council
- MP – Member of Parliament
- Minutes – the notes taken during a meeting so people can see what goes on
- Motion – an idea for the council to discuss