A school council is a group of pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues with your head teacher and governors in the school. The school council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils, and be involved in planning and things like the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and interviewing staff.
To be effective, the school council must:
Represent all pupils and include as many people as possible
Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views
Feed back to pupils about what happened about their views
Make things happen – or explain why they can’t!
Our School Council is up and running for 2018-2019. We have a dedicated group of children determined to work towards improving our learning environment here at St Andrew’s Church School, as well as helping to improve the quality of life for those near and far.
This year we have a range of projects planned and we hope our school community will appreciate the benefit of the Council’s hard work.
We will take one day, each full term, to work together on a variety of school improvement projects as well as fundraising activities. Later in the academic year we also hope to make a visit out: details to follow!
Come and have a look at our School Council board in the Hall, where you will find our proposed projects for the year. Here you will have the opportunity to post suggestions to Council members; these will be discussed in our fortnightly meetings.
Our School Council works for the benefit of EVERYONE in our school community, so please make sure YOUR voice is heard and your views and wishes are represented!
Thank you to all the children who put themselves forward for Council selection. It is wonderful to know that so many of you want to take a more active role within our school community. If you were unsuccessful this year, do please try again next year!
The School Council is led by Mrs. Barmby-King and the following students were elected by their class to be the class representative:
Cary: Lili & Sonny
Huntspill: Esme & Abigail
Somer: Lottie M & Rupert
Brue: Jessica & Blaise
Exe: Eliza, Alaia, William R & Alfie
School Council News
13.12.18 – This week our School Council made Marshmallow Snowmen and sold them after school to raise money for St Peter’s Education Trust. We are supporting this charity in order to help build a classroom for a small community in Malawi. This is part of our commitment to ‘Make A Difference’ (one of our 3 school values) to people, both in our local community and much further afield. Thanks to the hard work of our council members and the generosity of our parents and grandparents, we raised £81.00. This is a wonderful achievement!
Our School Council also established a Taunton Food Bank collection point here at school. I am DELIGHTED to let you know that by Day 2, this week, our food bin was overflowing! I had challenged the children to fill the bin by the end of term! What a fantastic example of a generosity of spirit shown by our school community! Mr Atkins kindly delivered our first collection of food on Tuesday this week. Please continue to support us in this worthwhile venture!
Our School Council members are a real credit to our school, and to you!
To follow shortly!
St. Andrew (Artwork by School Council members 2017)
School Council members attended the Fairtrade Conference at Wells Cathedral on 27.02.18