School Council 2017-18
Election fever hit our school as the children campaigned to be elected to the School Council. Many of the children produced posters and manifestos. All of the nominees made campaign speeches; for some the first time they had ever spoken publicly! It was lovely to see them grow in confidence. The excitement culminated with our ‘School Election’ on Thursday 14 September.
The newly elected Councillors are already showing great commitment and enthusiasm in their duties. At our first meeting, the committee elected the officers for the coming year:
Chairperson - Kaitlyn Markham
Vice-Chairpersons - Lottie Dent and Lilah Ramm
The children are keen to build on previous success and are already carrying out monitoring of the toilets and looking at ways to lower the level of food waste at lunch times. I am sure it will be an action packed year ahead, so watch this space!
A school council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.
Annually, each year group elects two representatives , to be members of the school council. The council will then meet to elect officers such as:
A good school council is one that represents the views of all children and gets things done. These are some of the things that make our school council effective:
Good school councils do get things done - our examples include:
When the school council meets during curriculum time then you would miss some lessons.
School Councils have been around for about 40 years, but now with citizenship being taught, there are many more around.
The School Council plays a very important role in school life. They attend regular meetings and discuss important issues which may effect the pupils, parents and staff of St Gilbert's and the surrounding community. When necessary the Chairperson and Vice Chair often put forward a motion to the other Councillors to invite visitors to the meetings to discuss particular projects. Minutes are recorded by the elected Council Secretary.
The School Councillors are supported by Mrs Pattison (Link Teacher)