Our School Council Representatives work as a team to help continue to move our school forward. Each class has two representatives. They meet every half term and their ideas and contributions are valued. St Mary and St Michael School Council main aims are to help children and young people to:
Other School Council Aims:
Catholic Social Justice
We aim to make sure that the children at St Mary & St Michael Catholic Primary School understand and act upon our responsibility to make our school, our community and the world a fairer place for all.
To develop key values so that everyone feels equally valued and has an understanding of what it means to be a positive and responsible part of a tolerant and respectful community.
To discuss ways in which the school can improve by being a listening ear and a confident voice between the children, the staff and school community.
To make sure that all children have a voice and their opinions are shared in a meaningful way.
Qualities of a School Council Member:
School Council Members Responsibilities:
School Council Activities:
Every child in the school from Year 3 to Year 6 is able to stand for School Council. Each September/October, children will have the opportunity to put themselves forward for election by explaining to their class how they would represent them and what qualities they have.
Elections will take place during September/October. Every child in Year 3-6 will have 2 votes for 2 children in their class who they think will represent them best.
The votes will be counted by the class teacher and 2 representatives from the class (preferably 2 children who did not stand for election).
The results will be announced in assembly when the members of the new School Council will make a promise to represent their class well and do their best.
Each class will elect 2 children to School Council.
In addition to this, the Senior Leadership Team may sensitively invite representatives from other groups within the school to attend relevant meetings so that children in care, children with special educational needs or disabilities, children with English as an additional language are represented.
School Council Meetings
School Council meeting will be held at least once every half term. They will be led by the SENDCO or another member of the Senior Leadership Team.