Key Stage 1 School Council
This year the KS1 school council are meeting weekly with a focus on our wonderful, new school library. The children are going to encourage a passion for reading across the school through various activities. They will also be trained to become librarians and to check in and out books on the computer system, alongside some helpful Year Fives. The School Council will be thinking of ways to fundraise for this fantastic resource to support the PTFA in buying new books.
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. Later this term, KS2 School Council will deliver 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 will also share 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.
In our upcoming school council meetings, the children will look to organise their own special assemblies for example e.g. Red Nose Day and launch competitions. We will also continue to recycle collected stamps to raise money for the Blind Dogs association and sell poppies and stationary for the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal. The latest news will be displayed on our ‘Pupil Voice’ board in the school hall.