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 privilages. This enables a link between school and the skills needed in modern British society.
The school council then meet 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.
Academic Year 2020-2021
In light of Covid-19, we are not currently able to hold School Council meetings the way we normally would. However, we are still very much giving the pupils a voice! Once a month, class teachers discuss with their classes what they are enjoying in school and share anything that they feel needs to be addressed. Anything of note is then passed onto the Phase Leaders to share with year groups.
We recently held a rainbow-themed dress-up day for Children in Need. There was a strong focus on mental health and well-being, each class discussing how exercising regularly is important for your mental health and taking part in a Joe Wicks-led workout.