Why do 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 within school. 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.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly.
As well as holding the occasional fund-raising event during the year, the Student Council have also been tasked to think of ways that the school can strengthen its links to the local community.
Any suggestions you might have would be much appreciated.
The School Council consists of a boy and a girl from Reception to Year 6. The School Council representatives are elected by their fellow classmates, which takes place in September each year. The School Council meets regularly to discuss ways to improve Galley Hill and to feedback the thoughts of other children in the school. Head Boy and Head Girl, along with Mr McGeeney lead the meetings.
In previous years, the School Council have supported the Senior Leadership Team and members of staff in the following:
- Organising activities for World Book Day 2020
- Raising money for school funds through the selling of tickets for the Easter Hamper Raffle and the Easter Egg Raffle
- Organising activities for Fairtrade Fortnight 2020
- Looking at Beach clean ups at Saltburn
- Helping to promote the Values by awarding Value awards each week