Whitehall Park School
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Whitehall Park School
Ashmount Road
N19 3BH

Prefects and School Council

We like to involve the children in all aspects of school life, including making key decisions and planning as much as possible so that the school is centred around them and their learning and progress.  Every year all children will have a chance to be a School Council members, a Prefect or indeed one of the many “monitor” jobs that we have across the school, so please encourage your child to put themselves forward and also remind them, as we have, that if they don’t get a special job at the moment, they will have a chance at a later point to take on a special role.    We want every child to have the experience, during their time at Whitehall Park, of having a special role and responsibility and so we really need to encourage the children to keep striving to do their very best in all ways!


In line with most schools, we have also decided to further increase children’s involvement in school life by developing the role of Prefects across our school, so children can have the opportunity to experience developing their levels of responsibility and being super role models for each other.  Each year, we will choose Prefects from across the school and the children who are chosen will have the chance to help out by showing visitors around, helping in the office and helping with aspects such as getting ready for assemblies and other school events.

Prefects for Summer 2016

Reception Sage: Hazy, Nieko, Rosie and Ben

Reception Parsley: Elliot, Clemmy, Freddie and Bella

Year 1 Lavender: Ferdia, Aaron, Dylan and Polly

Year 1 Jasmine: Teddy, Max, Lana and Lewis

School Council 

What is our School Council?

Our School Council is a group of children who meet with Miss Birkett at least every half term to talk about issues and ideas affecting the daily life of the school. We have just set up our School Council and it consists of 2 members (one boy and one girl) from each class, starting at Reception and Year 1 this year but it will continue through to Year 6 eventually.

Why do we have a School Council?

Having an effective School Council, which involves the whole school, is beneficial to the whole community and also individuals as it gives everyone involved in school a voice. It helps our school develop into a caring community where pupils, teachers and parents/carers work in partnership towards shared goals. Being in our School Council provides a basis for active learning of important life skills, such as: speaking and listening skills teamwork problem-solving moral reasoning skills self-esteem and self confidence.

How do you become a School Councillor?

Candidates for our School Council are elected by members of their class and elections took place in January 2016. Votes from the elected Council are then held for the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.

What makes a good School Councillor?
A good school council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done.

These are some things that make a council effective:

  • Regular meetings
  • A parliament that is not too big
  • Class/Form parliaments that meet regularly
  • Good communication between representatives and their class
  • Training for school parliament members
  • Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific events or issues
  • Annual evaluations

What does our School Council do?

  • Collects the views of your class and passing them on to other committees.
  • Letting your class know what goes on in the meetings you attend.
  • Taking an active part in meetings.


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