Haughton School

School Council

What is the School Council?

A School Council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views considered in decisions that impact upon them. 

At Haughton School, our School Council is a group of children that represents the views of all our pupils. It gives our children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. They help to make decisions about school life, organise projects that support learning and development and have the opportunity to raise any concerns relating to Safeguarding within school.

We value the opinions of our pupils, and our School Council gives pupils a forum to share these opinions with our School Council teacher representative, Headteacher and other members of staff.

Who are the School Council Representatives?

School Council Representatives are chosen by the class teachers each year after a discussion with the children about who they think would make a good School Councillor and which children would like to put themselves forward to represent their class.

Our School Council is run by Miss Howard.

We have discussed what the expectations for School Councillors are and all children agreed that they would do their best to uphold these.

All children have a special purple lanyard to wear while they are in school that will let other pupils know their role. 

School Council Aims:

  • To meet regularly to discuss their views and be heard
  • To make sure our school is a happy and safe place for all of our children
  • To make sure children have a place to voice their concerns, opinions, and thoughts
  • To encourage all children in school to suggest ideas and improvements
  • To ensure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon
  • To make sure Fundamental British Values are promoted in school (These are Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, and Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs)

School Council Focus:

The focus of our School Council is on Pupil Voice and Child Safeguarding. All members will be meeting on a fortnightly basis and will be sharing the view of their classes, as well as visiting the children in Key Stage 1 and Badgers to present them with the School Council’s work and listen to their views.

School Council Meetings:

Children in our School Council meet during lunch times this year for business lunches! The children are always excited to meet up with their fellow members and sit and eat their lunch with their friends from other classes.

Autumn Term

During the Autumn Term, the children in KS2 were introduced to the new School Council! Representatives were chosen and given their lanyards to wear when in school. The children attended meetings during lunchtimes and got to know the other members that they will be working with over the year. The Children were big fans of our new business lunches!

The School Council focused on charity in the run up to Christmas and helped to organise a Christmas preloved sale. They made posters to advertise the event and discussed the type of charity they would like to donate the proceeds to. The representatives agreed that they would like to donate the funds raised to a local charity that helps children in need.

Spring Term

During the Spring Term, the School Council will be thinking about the external areas of school and what the children in school think about the outside areas and what is on offer.

The representatives introduced themselves to the whole school during a Friday assembly and shared what they will be doing over the coming months.

Haughton School Helps!

Following our Pre-Loved Sale before Christmas, the School Council reached out to Home-Start, a charity in Telford and Wrekin that supports children and parents in difficult situations such as isolation, bereavement, illness, disability, or those who are finding parenting a struggle. We spoke to a lady called Sharon to enquire about donating the money we had raised.

Sharon came to visit the School Council and we presented her with a cheque for the children that use the charity. Sharon told the School Council about the work that Home-Start does and explained where the money would be spent. The children were very pleased to hear that their money was going to be spent on books for children that the charity works with to coincide with World Book Day. The children also gave Sharon Easter eggs pictures that they had designed with messages on the back that would be delivered alongside the books and Easter eggs from the charity.

Well done everyone!