Eyam School Council
Our New School Council for 2017-18
Our school motto is ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’
The School Council have been elected by all the pupils. Each elected member was required to make a speech to their class explain what they would want to achieve if they were elected and why they would be a good representative of their class on the council.
We elect our School Council (SC) with a democratic system of confidential voting after candidates have made proposal to their class. Each year the SC agrees how they will operate with the older children leading meetings. Our SC discuss their role to promote:
- Pupil voice – we need to be able to say what we think and adults need to listen
- Responsibilities and rights – everybody matters and everybody can help
- Learning to be a good citizen
- A happy school environment
They draw up a plan of action for the year including fundraising for charity, improving the grounds, sorting out emerging issues and improving the learning environment. They report to the parents forum in the Autumn and the Governors in the Spring term.
The SC is just one example of our work that promotes and reflects our values. Our children learn to respect rituals and beliefs of a range of faiths including Christianity.
AS a Council we have decided that we will be working towards some new goals during 17-18.
- Buying games so playtime is fun – choosing equipment
- Improve the outdoors – the quiet area
- Developing the natural environment – planting a meadow and starting a woodland and making insect houses
- Planning BIG ideas to take the Governors (which usually cost a lot!)
- Communicating with people from outside school by writing a webpage and making posters
- Improving playtime by training the new playground buddies
- Extending clubs provision
- Being a good citizen – writing pump track letters, adding to the Parish Council news, making soup lunch for local people
- Raising money for Charity – both local and national
If you wish to observe a meeting then let us know – we chair our own meetings and write notes – Mrs Gilbertson helps us!
School Council 2016-17
We worked well as a team to help improve the school by:
Improve our school environment by working with the Eco team and planting the new flower beds as well as growing vegetables.
Look after a school pet
Keep accounts of our spending
Buy some more play equipment for playtimes and games for inside wet play
Buy more reading books in sets
Make a page on the school website – look here it is!
Talk to the PTA about having more swimming lessons for younger pupils
Sort out clubs for all year groups – make a register to show who attends each club
Work with the school, church and community to make links with a school in Burkina Faso
An invitation from the Bishop
A small group of Councillors were lucky to be invited to Derby Cathedral to meet Bishop Alasdair to find out about modern slavery and learn how to debate important issues
Have a look at our amazing power point presentation about the visit which we showed in Worship to the School. derby-cathedral-pp-a
Dear Bishop Alasdair,
I am writing to you to say thank you for letting us join in with your fun activities at Derby cathedral. We really appreciate it because we learnt a lot about modern slavery and had a great time. We were very inspired, so when we got back to school we did our own mini debate!
We also appreciate you taking up your own time and introducing us to parliament and politics. My favourite part was making the posters for modern slavery. What was your favourite part? “My favourite part was the debate!” explained Luke.
From Eyam Primary School Council.
Eyam School Council 2015/2016
School Charter December 2015