Our school council help to raise funds and make important decisions. School Council is made up of parents and children from every class. We meet every term and have a meeting around a huge table.
What does a school council do?
A school council does a number of things:
- The school council meets every half term to discuss and sort out problems. These may include things such as, behaviour and rewards of pupils and ideas for fundraising events.
- Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning an activity, writing an article, or meeting with Mrs Oxborough to share ideas.
What is a school council?
A school council is group of students who are elected by their class to represent the views of all pupils and to improve our school.
Each year, every class will elect either 2 representatives to be members of the school council and they will then receive their purple hoodies.
What makes a good one?
A good school council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done.
These are some things that make a council effective:
- regular meetings
- good communication between representatives and their class
- smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific events or issues
Wickersley Partnership Trust Student Council
Wickersley Partnership Trust recognises the importance of listening and responding to ‘student voice’ to help shape improvements to the school.
Each Trust school has a representative group of students (School Councillors), elected by their peers, who form the ‘School Council’. They play an active role in school – organising events, raising issues and representing the views of their peers with Senior Leaders in the school.
Each School Councillor runs an ‘election campaign’ annually and their classmates vote for their new class representatives – this is democracy in action!
Wickersley Partnership Trust believes School Councils develop its core values including cooperation, mutual respect and a commitment to diversity and equality.
Wickersley Partnership Trust has a ‘Trust Council’ which has elected representatives from each of the school-based Councils, likewise, they help shape improvements to the Trust.
The Trust Council meets once every half term at rotating venues across the Trust. During these meetings, the students discuss Trust priorities – what’s going well already, and what we could do better in our schools and School Councils.
Charity fundraising is a key aspect of the Trust Council too – the Representatives come up with joint ideas on how we – as a Trust – can ramp up our charitable efforts.
At the end of each meeting, the Trust Council sets an agenda for the School Councils and how they’re going to move forward with their fantastic new ideas.
All minutes from the meetings will be shared with the Student Body by Trust Council Representatives and on Wickersley Partnership Trust’s website.
The Junior and Senior Trust Councils will also meet once a year at a leadership summit.
The Trust Council Representatives for 2022/23 are:
- Olli-Scott – Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School
- Ava – Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School
- Evie – Aston Hall Junior & Infant School
- George – Aston Hall Junior & Infant School
- Ava – Aston Lodge Primary School
- Maisie – Aston Lodge Junior & Infant School
- Max – Brinsworth Whitehill Primary School
- Ellie – Brinsworth Whitehill Primary School
- Charlie – Foljambe Primary School
- Agata – Foljambe Primary School
- Leighton – Monkwood Primary School
- Talia-Mai – Monkwood Primary School
- Mason – Rawmarsh Sandhill Primary School
- Rhia – Rawmarsh Sandhill Primary School
- Alexa-Mai – Thrybergh Primary School
- Haneen – Thrybergh Primary School
- Vine – Clifton Community School
- Rigersa – Clifton Community School
- Saleh – Clifton Community School
- Abigail – Rawmarsh Community School
- Amy – Rawmarsh Community School
- Lucas – The Gainsborough Academy
- Imogen – The Gainsborough Academy
- Mustafa – Thrybergh Academy
- Kodi – Thrybergh Academy
- Gayatheri – Wickersley School & Sports College
- Kelsie – Wickersley School & Sports College
- Harry – Wickersley School & Sports College