I am Mrs Murphy and I am a Year 6 teacher. My role is to ensure that the children’s views are heard and that their ideas, thoughts and feelings are conveyed across the school. Pupil voice is essential to me, and what a great way to show it through a School Council. I ensure that once a fortnight, the School Council run their own meetings effectively, taking minutes and creating their own agenda; children are supported in ensuring matters are dealt with. I arrange meetings for children to attend outside of school as well as entering competitions and raising money for our chosen charities. I love working with the School Council, watching them become independent children and taking their role seriously and voicing their concerns to make the school a safe, pleasant and happy ethos to be in.
Priorities: This year I aim to get parents more involved with the school council, to discuss the issues raised at school and hope that parents promote children voice through the discussions that take place at home. I will also be ensuring that children take more of an independent role when dealing with finance.
I also will support the children to ensure that both the children and the adults understand the role of the School Council and help promote children voice within the school. The aim is to work with other schools in order to develop and strengthen our School Council.
Minutes from the previous meeting
Qualities of School Council Members
- Excellent listening skills
- Willing to respect the views of others
- Represent your peers confidently and good at explaining things
- Able to work co-operatively with others
- Make informed decisions
- Reliable and willing to give up some of your own time to attend meetings
- Enthusiatic and outgoing
- Flexible and adaptable
- Enjoy having the opportunity to solve problems
- Willing to consider what is best for everyone at the school
- Be prepared not to be popular with everyone
- Has lots of new ideas
- Shows initiative