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School Council

The Ferrars Academy School Council

 

School Council Constitution Aims

                      

 

  • To change things in our school to make them better for children, everyone who works in the school and visitors.
  • To give children a chance to:

    -  say things (and people will listen).

    -  help make decisions.

  • To help people outside our school.

Membership

  • Two children are elected from each class- one boy and one girl. These are from each class from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
  • There are two link Teaching Assistants (TAs) who help run and support School Council.

School Council Elections

  • Elections are held once a year.
  • Each class holds an election for its own representatives.
  • Each candidate must produce a poster in school to share with the school as to why they should be a representative in School Council.
  • Each child in the class has two votes- one for a girl and one for a boy.
  • Voting is organised by the link TAs and will be by a secret ballot.
  • The votes are counted by the adults as soon as possible after the voting is completed.
  • All results are announced in assembly.

Meetings

  • The School Council meet once a week and may meet more often if appropriate.
  • Meetings take place at lunchtimes
  • Meetings are attended by the School Council members and linked staff. Others people may be invited through request or invitation, to take part in the meetings if appropriate.

Leadership of School Council

  • The Chairperson and the Secretary are chosen by the representatives generally within the first meeting usually picked from the Year 2 children. These representatives stay in their role for the term.
  • The responsibilities of the Chairperson are to :
  • Prepare the agenda for the next meeting with support of link staff.
  • Lead the meetings, making sure everyone has a turn to speak if they want.
  • Organise voting if it’s needed and say what the meeting has agreed.
  • Decide who has got to do something, when it’s got to be done by and how everyone will know it has been done.
  • Go to meetings to discuss what work School Council has done.
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  • The responsibilities of the Secretary are to:
  • Help prepare agendas with the Chairperson and link staff
  • Take minutes of the meetings including the decisions that are made and the important issues that are discussed.
  • Supported by the link staff make sure that the copies of the minutes are displayed on the School Council board and are scanned and emailed to the appropriate adults so that they are published on the school website.
  • Attend adult meetings with the Chairperson and make notes as necessary.

Responsibilities of the School Council Members

  • Every member of the School Council is expected to:
  • Attend School Council meetings and represent the views and ideas if their class fairly.
  • Report back to their class after the School Council meetings
  • Take part in the work of the School Council enthusiastically.
  • Elect a Chair person and Secretary.
  • The responsibilities of the link teacher are to:
  • Help the Chairperson and Secretary to produce an agenda for each meeting.
  • Attend all meetings and help the Chairperson to lead the meeting and run discussion.
  • Give the School Council guidance and support.
  • Help the class representatives to share information.
  • Help the Secretary to keep and accurate record of the minutes.
  • Liaise with school staff

 

Elections

On Thursday 20th September children at The Ferrars Academy voted for one boy and one girl in their classes to be their school council representatives. The children had created posters and displayed them around the school to campaign for votes. They were then able to vote for their representatives throughout the day in the DT room where booths were set up for a secret ballot. Their classmates picked the candidates they thought would be able to represent them well, get their voices heard and are great role models for the school. On Monday 24th September we had an assembly to announce the successful candidates from each class.

Congratulations to our winner and commiserations to our runners up it was a very close result! Our lucky winners are:

Class

WINNERS

RUNNERS UP

Blue

  • Ethan & Inaaya
  • Yakub & Abeda

Yellow

  • Joseph & Tayyaba
  • Inaaya & Ethan

Red

  • Musa & Macie
  • Aatmaja & Muhammad

Pink

  • Nihaal & Kriti
  • Qamar & Fatimah

Turquoise

  • Panashe & Kadmiel
  • Zara & Akarsh

Green

  • Yusaf & Kaitlin
  • Ava & Denis

Orange

  • Nathan & Zenais
  • Tayeba & Ariel

Purple

  • Darren & Kylah
  • Hamza & Kaarniha

White

  • John & Fahtema
  • Cyriak & Du’A
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the photos from the elections:

    

   

                             

The Ferrars Academy School Council 2017-2018

School council will be very busy this year we are to be involved in the following projects:

                                                                

Autumn term

  • Selling poppies for Remembrance day
  • Create crafts for school fundraising
  • Introducing our new deputy head in assembly
  • Road safety- promoting safe parking and wearing seat belts
  • Introducing Playground Buddies

Spring term

  • Road safety- promoting safe parking and wearing seat belts
  • Evaluating Playground Buddies
  • Other projects TBC

Summer term

  • Road safety- promoting safe parking and wearing seat belts
  • Fundraising at the summer fete
  • Other projects TBC

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Kelly on the spot!

The School Council children asked the children in their class to think of some questions that they would like to ask our new Deputy Head, Mrs Kelly.  We then had a whole school assembly were the children asked her these questions. The children enjoyed finding out things like Mrs Kelly’s favourite colour, what car she drives and what school she had come from.

 

                    

Please take a look at our leaflet we have made to remind people about road safety. We will be handing out the leaflets to parents when we patrol near the school gates.

During spring term, School Council have successfully been able to patrol the road outside the school. The children worked hard to produce leaflets and posters to help raise awareness of parking considerately and safely. We were lucky enough to have traffic wardens accompany us during one of our patrols to help enforce better, safer parking. The children enjoyed speaking to adults about the signs and what they mean. Well done School Councillors!

   

To look at what we have discussed please click on the minutes and agendas below: