At Trinity we are proud to have pupil representatives who take part in School Council meetings.
School council is in place so pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Through School Council, all Key Stage 2 pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve their school and reach a democratic solution. Pupils at Trinity know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.
How does our School Council work?
- Class officials are nominated and then voted in by their class mates – they are not chosen by their teachers. Elections are held at the beginning of each academic year.
- Once elected, key roles and responsibilities (the Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary) are elected for Council members in year 6 along with a member of staff (Mrs Upsher) and a school governor representative (Mr Lennox).
- Throughout every fortnight every child within their class may jot down any issues, concerns, worries or ideas, etc. that they wish to discuss at the Council meeting.
- At each meeting, items are discussed on the agenda. Resolutions are noted in the minutes of the meeting.
Through our School Council process, every child has the opportunity to learn to work together, to learn about democracy and how to play a positive role in their community. We have helped to raise money for good causes and helped with the development of the school adventure playground.