The School Council meet every fortnight to discuss school issues. There are 2 council members representing each class from Year 1 to Year 6. The children bring issues and comments from their classes to the meeting and all the things we discuss are minuted. The children report back from their class 'circle time' when their classmates raise issues or comment on the the day to day life of the school or on specific points.
It is an opportunity to ensure our anti-bulling policy is being adhered to by all children and allow the pupils to 'have a say' in how certain aspects of the school are organised (lunchtime arrangements, Golden Time, behaviour).
We also have had many opportunities to express thanks to different staff within school for their hard work (recently a number of children wanted to thank the cooks for their 'lovely dinners'). The School Council have voiced the views of their classes on issues outside of school and in the past we have written to our MP and Mayor to complain about vandalism and graffiti in our area. We had a very positive response from both and they thanked us for being concerned citizens.