What is School Council?
Here at Queen Emma Primary School, we believe it is very important for all children to have a voice and feel as though their views and opinions matter. Our School Council is in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. They also play a crucial role in school improvement.
Each class, from Year 1 to Year 6, have selected two children who will listen to and represent the views and concerns of other pupils. Weekly class council assemblies ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a shared solution. Wider issues that arise in class council assemblies are then brought to regular School Council meetings. This ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard. Once the issues have been shared and discussed by the School Council, the School Council leaders will share the ideas and possible solutions with members of the school leadership team.
In addition to attending regular meetings to share the views of their peers, the School Council are also involved in a wide variety of activities throughout the year. Each year, the School Council organises and runs a variety of school wide events to raise money for their chosen charity. In the past, these events have included a ‘Wacky Hair’ day, ‘Teacher Swap’ sessions and a sponsored Readathon. More details will follow soon about this year’s chosen charity and special events.
School Council representatives
Please meet our School Council representatives for the first half of this year:
Dolphin Class – Tegan and Johan
Seahorse Class – Xavier and Sarmika
Penguin Class – Megan and Felix
Polar Bear Class – Yunyoung and Catherine
Macaw Class – Rose and Ciaran
Toucan Class – Junior and Manon
Falcon Class – Eva and Piotrek
Kestrel Class – Nadin and Antonio
Giraffe Class – Leonard and Claudia
Zebra Class – Tyler and Yasmin
Jaguar Class – Junyan and Gabriela
Panther Class – Joshua and Grace