We are a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve our school.
At Gisburn Road we really care about British Values and our school values. We instill in every child a belief of and the importance of democracy. The School Council meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the school. Two elected representatives attend from each class and together they plan the way forward for Gisburn Road as a school.
Our school council is all about learning to work together for the good of everyone. We believe strongly in giving everyone a voice and making sure it's heard. We also believe that school council is teaching us how to be positive members of our school community and, when we grow up, to contribute positively to society.
Our school council challenges every pupil in our school to think about things they want to change and new ways to make our school better. We work to put those ideas into action and then we evaluate how well they worked and decide if we want to carry on with them.
What we do
• Our school council meets - usually with Miss White present - to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
• Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with catering staff.
Effective School Council
These are some things that make our school council effective:
We have: -
• Regular meetings
• A council that is not too big
• Class/Form councils that meet regularly
• Good communication between representatives and their class
• Training for school council members
• A bank account or budget
• Annual evaluations
What we have achieved
- We have raised lots of money for our school and various other charities.
(Children in Need, Operation Christmas Child).
- We have improved school lunchtimes by helping to set up zones with activities for children to participate in during play times. We now have organised games that children can be involved in to make lunch time play more exciting.
- We want to raise money to improve the Junior playground.
- We want to set up regular drop-in sessions for any children with concerns.
- We aim to be more involved within decisions about the curriculum in school and have more input into ideas about our learning.