School Council

Our School Council has 12 members from Y3 to Y6, with each child being elected from their class through a vote. 

The School Council meets with Mrs Pattenden and Miss McKenzie every other week to discuss what can be done to make the school a better place for everyone.

The children are a voice for their classmates and speak at the meetings about things their class are interested in. They will also tell their class about decisions we make in the meetings and sometimes carry out questionnaires so that everyone has a say in how our school is run.

The School Council also meet with Mrs Campbell on the other weeks to support with Rights Respecting Initiatives around school.

Some of our projects for this year include:

  • Anti-bullying Week Assembly
  • ICT and online safety audit
  • Working towards the Rights Respecting School Award.
  • Meeting with Governors

Antibullying Week

For Antibullying week, the School Council planned and delivered an assembly to KS1 and KS2. They talked about this year’s theme which was ‘Reach Out’.

ICT Audit

Our Governors asked to do a drop-in day for ICT so the School Council decided to create a questionnaire to see what our pupils know about ICT and e-safety. Together we compiled a questionnaire which the school councillors then took back to their classes. We looked at the results and then some of the School Councillors feedback to our Governors.

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Rights Respecting

The children were invited to a Rights Respecting showcase event in March to share the wonderful things we do in our school and to look at good practice in other schools.  They worked hard for a number of weeks to put the evidence together and were an absolute credit to the school at the event.  

They have also been working on the behaviour policy and have worked together to discuss and adapt the policy so that it fits with our Rights Respecting Schools Award.

Children’s Mental Health Week

The children met and shared ideas on how we could help to promote Children’s Mental Health Week. They came up with ideas such as:  A whole lesson outside to complete an activity e.g. mindfulness, give food or toys to children who are in need to make them feel happier, make a Feelings tree. These ideas were passed onto Mrs Campbell, who incorporated them into the plan for that week.

Meet our School Councillors

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At Newall Green Primary School, we are a Peace Mala and Rights Respecting School. We provide an environment where the children feel happy, safe and ready to learn.
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