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Whitkirk's School Council Pupil voice

At Whitkirk, the views and ideas of the pupils are really valued. The councillors meet regularly with their co-ordinators to discuss new ideas and how things are progressing in each area.

The children are extremely committed and make sure that all the children at Whitkirk are consulted about their discussions held during their meetings. This has a huge impact on the school’s positive attitude for learning and well-being.

How is our School Council Formed?

Every September, during PSHE lessons, we have School Council elections. Pupils are invited to stand for election. Those taking part are asked to prepare a short speech about why they should be elected and the changes they would like to make to the school. The children are encouraged to listen very carefully to each speech made by the children and decide who would be best suited for representing their class on the School Council. A child is elected to represent each class for Years 1 to 6.

The School Council meet with the School Council Co-ordinator Mrs Martin.

How does the School Council involve all other pupils?

Class councillors are given the opportunity to hold a class council meeting. During this meeting, they feedback the discussions from their council meetings to the rest of their class. They then get ideas and requests from their classmates to take to the next council meeting after being recorded in their Logbooks. All pupils are re-assured that their voices are most important to making positive changes in the school.

The First School Council Meeting

Once the Councillors have been selected, they are invited to attend their very first meeting to begin their exciting journey as School Councillors for Whitkirk.

Each new councillor is awarded their ‘School Council badge’ to wear on their uniform with pride. They are also given a 'School Council Logbook' where they record discussions and key information from their classes. School Council meeting rules are established at the first meeting.

The children all have their photographs taken and the School Council Notice boards are updated; displaying the new School Council.

What the School Council will be focussing on this year

Whitkirk School Council 2021/22 will be prioritising the following this year. We can't wait to take your on the journey with us!

  • Ways that we can help the environment/ lessen our impact on the environment
  • Improving the school playground.
  • Fundraising events.
  • Improving the dining hall and introducing monitors
  • Healthy Eating throughout school.