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Whitehall Park School
Ashmount Road
Islington
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N19 3BH

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!

What is our School Council?

Our School Council is a group of children who meet with Miss Tina at least every half term to talk about issues and ideas affecting the daily life of the school. We have just elected our 2017/2018 School Council and it consists of 2 members (one boy and one girl) from each class, starting at Reception all the way through to Year 3 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 every September.

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
  • Good communication between representatives and their class
  • Training for school council members
  • Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific events or issues
  • Annual evaluations

What does our School Council do?

The school council has been helping the community to make sure that cars are going at a certain speed to keep the children safer on the way to school and make their journey easier. We have been having meetings with Miss Tina, the leader of the school council. The school council have been making posters for a particular speed limit for the road outside of school and we have been telling everyone to not just drop litter on the pavement in the area.  By Dylan and Malika (School Council members)

The School Council will also:

  • Collect the views of your class and passes them on to other committees.
  • Letting your class know what goes on in the meetings you attend.
  • Making sure we are looking after our environment.
  • Making decisions about fundraising events.
  • Improving the playtime and lunchtime provisions.
  • Looking after our plants, trees and flowers.
  • Encouraging others to look after our school.
  • Taking an active part in meetings.

Over the past few weeks we have been able to plant trees in our woodland area. The school council are trying to look after the environment at our school.  We have also been picking up the junk to make less pollution around the area. The school council have also been watering the plants at school and we have been making sure the classes are recycling.

 

By Dylan and Malika (School Council members)

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