School Council 

What is School Council?

The aim of the School Council is to develop an awareness of citizenship and to ensure that our main stakeholders: the children, have a voice and can be heard within our school community.

The School 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.

Who can be a School Council member, and what do they do?

Our “School Council” consists of twelve children: x2 children (a boy and a girl) from each KS1 class. Each member has to be elected by their class and attend regular meetings to discuss relevant matters of interest concerning school organisation and contribute to the continuous development of Cassiobury Infant & Nursery School. This year’s members will also have a special focus on setting up Eco-Schools which will raise environmental awareness and improve the school environment. 

How do you become a member of the School Council? 

If you would like to become a member of the School Council, here’s what you need to do.

  • Write your name on a nomination form which you can collect from your teacher
  • Year 1: Tell your class why you would like to represent them on our School Council
  • Year 2: Prepare a 1-2 minute presentation for your class, to explain: why you think you would make a good school council member, what personal traits you can bring to the role of school council, any other experiences you have that may help you and what you would like to improve about our school. You will need to prepare your presentations at home.

School Council Committee

Coming soon…

  • Agreed School Council Constitution, Ethos & Aims (PDF) – coming soon!
  • Minutes from our meetings – coming soon!

School Council Activities

Below are some examples of our school council activities.

Creative Focus Week: bake-sale

As part of Creative Focus Week (21st – 25th Oct 2019) members of the school council volunteered to help run a bake sale. It was VERY busy with lots of parents and children coming to buy cakes, biscuits and other yummy treats! All items cost £1 each; the children had to add up the total amount spent by each customer and then work out how much change to give and which coins they needed to use. The sale raised £431.80 which will be spent on resources for the children in their classrooms.

Parking

On 5th November, some members of the School Council helped Mrs Cooper deliver letters to local residents who live in the streets close to Cassiobury Infant & Nursery School. The letters contained information about steps to reduce parking issues around school and what the school was doing. The children posted the letters  – which we discovered was a two-person job as some of the letter boxes were very springy or quite high up!

UK Parliament Week

Every year, UK Parliament Week hosts a programme of events which aims to foster closer engagement between the public and their UK Parliament. As part of UK Parliament Week (2nd – 8th Nov) classes took part in various debates in which the children put forward their different ideas on a chosen topic. Some classes debated how to reduce the plastic in supermarkets by using e.g. glass, paper, or a basket instead of plastic bags so that the sea creatures don’t get hurt.