School Councillors at Meadow Primary School are committed to improving the school. At the start of the academic year, potential candidates are invited to stand for election (anonymous) by their peers in a similar way to how members of parliament are elected in Great Britain. This involves the candidates giving speeches and presentations about what they will do as a councillor that will benefit the school.
Once the elections have been completed and candidates have been chosen they are announced to the whole school in one of the weekly assemblies and are presented with the ‘much sought after’ School Councillor badge.
Once elected, School Councillors must maintain an extremely high standard of work as they are role models for the rest of the school. Failure to meet these high standards results in the suspension or cancellation of their School Councillors privileges. This enables a link between school and the skills needed in modern British society.
The school council then meets once or twice every 2 weeks to discuss current issues that have been brought to them by their fellow pupils or what they have noticed themselves.
To date the school council have had a great impact on the tidiness of the schools cloakrooms by designing, introducing and running weekly ‘Tidy Cloakroom’ competitions of whom the winners receive a certificate that is placed outside of the winners classroom.
The school council ran a very successful ‘Children in Need’ day to raise money. This involved setting homework for each year group, writing a letter to parents, organising a mufti day, judging a ‘Heroes’ mufti competition and presenting the awards in assemblies.
An ongoing project for the school council is to keep the children up to date with current developments and interesting items that may be happening in the school. They do this by creating and selling a termly magazine that has proved very popular with all children.