At Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School, 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 school council and the children in Year Six elect a Head Boy and a Head Girl. Right from the start of the academic year, our School Council learns about democracy, respect and decision making.This year, we will also be linking every School Councillor to a subject area so they can have an input with the planning and delivery of their lessons.
Every half term we have a meeting where councillors set and discuss an agenda; feedback information and put forward ideas from the classes they represent and make decisions. The minutes and agendas can be seen displayed on our ‘Pupil Voice’ board in school. We have already planned a Halloween disco, discussed ideas for new playground equipment and organised some charity work for our Harvest festival. We have been busy! Our ideas are then shared with Councillor Foster, who is our Chair of Governors, and he takes them to the governor’s meetings for us. Later on in the year we are visiting County Hall, in Wakefield, to meet the Mayor and observe a real council meeting. We will keep you posted with all new developments.
Dates for council meetings:
19.9.16- meeting with Councillor Foster