The School Council at Nelson Primary
Welcome to our school council section of the website. My name is Mrs Bi. I am also a Learning Mentor at Nelson, and deal with attendance matters. From this year I will also be leading the work of our school council.
I am very excited about working with the new school councillors who will be elected by their classes by Friday 1st July. It will be great to meet with them and plan out the important work we will do this year. I will also make sure that we order some special school councillor jumpers so that children are easily identified around the school. Below I have set out some key information you may want to know about our school council.
Good Luck to all the candidates who are hoping to make councillor this year! We will publish the results as soon as we can.
We value the benefits of operating a School Council. The School Council at Nelson represents the whole school. Our School Council will help enable pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence.
Class elections will be held in September/October every year so that different representatives can put forward their election speeches as well as developing the full potential of the School Council to complete tasks. Two candidates will be elected from each class in KS1 and KS2 - one male and one female.
Each class will operate a class council in which issues are discussed associated with their class. If, however, an issue does occur which they feel needs to be forwarded to the School Council, then the issue will be presented to the School Council through the class representative.
The School Council will be leading more meetings with the whole school to hear their feedback on a termly basis.
Feedback will be provided from each School Council Meeting through minutes from the meetings and feedback from the lead staff memeber.
The School Council will vote for a chair. This is the person who makes sure everyone gets a turn to speak and encourages all members to contribute. In addition the School Council will ensure someone takes notes during the meeting and the notes should assist the feedback classes receive after the meeting.
At the end of the School Council’s meeting, everyone needs to know what they have to do next. The chair needs to make sure members know what to do and what they have to say to their class.
Following the School Council Meeting, School Council Members speak to their class during classroom assembly time to let them know what is going on and to tell the class about the issues being discussed and what is happening next. This will encourage more children to contribute to further meetings, share worries and let members know the things which could be done to improve the school. The school will record School Council Achievements on the school website.