Key Stage 2 School Council
At Barley Hill, we pride ourselves on listening to our pupils; ideas; sharing their vision and giving everyone a voice. Each year, a representative from each class is elected for the School Council. Right from the start of the academic year, our School Council learns about democracy, respect and decision making.
Key Stage 2 School Council meets every other week where councillors put forward ideas from the classes they represent and make decisions. In September, KS2 School Council delivered their own assembly to introduce themselves to the whole school and explain who they are and their role in representing the views of all pupils and to improve their school. They also shared the key aims of the council:
• To make sure that our school is a safe and happy place for children.
• To make sure that children have a place to voice their concerns.
• To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements.
• To make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.
Our School Councillors:
‘We can represent other pupil’s ideas’ Jack Year 6.
‘We can help to make our school a better place.’ Freya Year 6.
‘We are a community meeting with other children and have our own ideas to share.’ Anushri Year 4
In previous school council meetings, the children have organised their own special assemblies e.g. Red Nose Day, launched competitions and judged winners (One of our pupils won a brand new set of books for our library!) We have recycled and collected stamps to raise money for the Blind Dogs association and sold poppies and stationary for the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal. We have been busy! The latest news can be seen displayed on our ‘Pupil Voice’ board in the school hall. Our next aims are to work again alongside the Key Stage One School council, raise money for a charity through mufti days or even a fun run!