A school council is group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all and who work hard to improve their school. Lunsford Primary School Council is made up of 14 members, including our Chairperson and School Council Secretary. We have regular meetings throughout the year.
Our role is to act as link between the children in our class, the School Council, the Senior Leadership Team and the Governors of Lunsford Primary School. As members of the School Council we have a special role in making sure that the children in our school have a voice and opportunities to evaluate and develop Lunsford, so that it continues to grow. Each member of the Council is elected through a democratic process, providing children with individual liberty to empower choices around their education.
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Our first school council meeting: (October)
In our first meeting we:
- Met each other.
- Handed out school council badges.
- Found out our chosen charity for the year.
- Discussed our topics for further meetings.
School council meeting - November
School council met on Wednesday 13th November to discuss the ICT suite and to find a solution for the headphone problem. We had 30 new headphones a year or so ago and in this time due to poor care from the children not all of the headphones are working. We tried to come up with a long term solution to enable each child the right equipment to learn in computing lessons. Watch this space!
We also touched upon the new cooking area coming soon and our requirements. Each member of school council took away a piece of paper to scribe ideas down for their class.
On Tuesday 19th November the school council representatives brought back the wish lists from their classes. I will then collate these ideas and we will pose these to Mr Anscombe.
School council meeting - December
On Friday 6th December the chair and secretary were given the class lists to collate.
School Council meeting - Thursday 16th January
Today school council met to discuss playtimes and how these can be improved. Each child took back paper to their class so we can have whole school input. We do not have representatives for EYFS so Mrs Root-Hicks led this discussion and class teachers helped Key Stage 1.
School council meeting - Friday 31st January
Today school council met to collate their ideas on how to improve lunchtimes and playtimes. Here are our results:
Activity timetables – hula hoops, basket balls
Better footballs – that are pumped up – maybe monitors who pump up the footballs once a week?
Lunchtime clubs – hockey/ ball games.
The hut that is on the playground is too noisy for those children who want to read – so we would like another hut.
Zoned areas – so balls don’t get confused – basketball and football.
Lunch outside when it is hot – packed lunch.
Books to read outside for KS1 like the juniors.
More flowers/ trees
Lunchtime clubs outside – as most are inside EG there was a big chest board that was a mat that we loved!
The trim trail is dated on the grass areas between playgrounds.
Board games outside
Quieter in the hall at lunchtime.
More tables and benches
This list has now been given to the senior leadership team, who will discuss playtimes and lunch plays going forward. The list is also on the school council notice board between year 5 and 6 for any children who would like to add to it.