A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.
Having a School Council helps us to improve aspects of our school community by exercising our rights and accepting our responsibilities.
Our School Council aims to encourage our children to:
Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
Develop healthy, safer lifestyles
Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others
A safe, happy and fair learning environment
A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them
A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills
An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school
An opportunity to experience a democratic process
A sense of ownership over policy and practice
A consensus over school issues such as behaviour
A responsibility towards the school community and environment
Planning, organising and monitoring small projects
Speaking and listening skills
Mediation and negotiating skills
Basic budgeting and managing money
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 64 countries, making it the largest schools programme in the world. For more than 20 years Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness. Eco-Schools improves pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and also creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.
The Eco team at All Souls’ is very proud to work towards the Eco schools status. The Eco team ensure that we respect our environment by keeping it safe and clean.
The Wellbeing council incorporates the Sports Council, Healthy Living council and mental health and wellbeing council. The Sports Council encourages children to try new sports and become more active to improve fitness levels. Each month, the Wellbeing Council is responsible for updating the Sports Competitions and Clubs display. This allows children to sign up for any sports competition or clubs they are interested in. Children can also offer suggestions of sports they would like to learn about. The Healthy Living Council works hard to promote a healthy lifestyle throughout All Souls’. Children are encouraged to take part in sports activities and regular exercise. In the past, we have set up the Daily Mile, where children and staff walk a mile a day. This helps to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
The Healthy Living Council also encourage children to bring healthy snacks and lunches into school. An award for the healthiest lunch is given each week to celebrate a healthy living.
Teaching and Learning Council:
At All Souls’ the Learning Council works hard to celebrate our learning successes. The council encourages children to discuss their learning and engage in feedback sessions with the council leader.
In the past, the Learning Council has set up ROLE within Key Stage Two. This is where children offer peer-to-peer advice to support and discuss individual learning. The Learning council has also set up Self Assessments and Peer Assessments across the whole school. This allows children to responsibly evaluate their own learning.
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School Council Meetings