Hi I am the chairperson, Ruqayyah Ali from 5L. It is my responsibility to ensure that pupil’s voices are heard. We have suggestion boxes placed in classrooms to help encourage children to voice their opinions.
Our school council meetings are set fortnightly and the school council members collectively set an agenda to help promote our school ethos and our school vision statement.
Our school has accredited the ‘Investors In Pupils’ award which has really aided the school council, to continue a pro-active role within the journey of our school and it’s community.
What is the School Council?
The school council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things at Ladypool. It is one of the ways that pupils can make their voices heard!
We look around for things that could be better and discuss what to do. As representatives, we get the chance to speak at School Council Meetings and then vote on the best ideas. We then start working on improving things. We may have to talk through our ideas with Mrs. Aslam, the Governors or teachers and Ms. Bamber will be helping us with this.
Who are the School Councillors?
This year, you will have voted for a new representative from each class from Year 2 to Year 6. A good representative will speak at the council meetings about things that interest their class. They will then tell their class about what was discussed at the meetings and any following actions.
What School Council representatives have to do…
Here are some of the things your representative will be expected to do:-
- Speak on behalf of the rest of the class.
- Make important decisions and vote.
- Attend regular meetings and sometimes give up their own time at lunchtime to do project work.
- Take everyone’s comments seriously.
- Report back to their class about the decisions the council makes.
- Be involved in school assemblies.
- Be a good role model for the rest of the class.
Thank you to the school councillors for putting together a very educational assembly regarding harvest. A special thank you to Ms Bamber and the School Council. We would like to thank parents and staff for their donations and support. The Sparkhill Foodbank gratefully appreciated all the food that was donated.
Click here to read the harvest poem.
Visit to the foodbank
On Wednesday 15th October our School Council visited the Sparkhill Foodbank. They gave some bags of food and were shown around and told what the foodbank do. The children asked lots of questions; one of these questions was "What’s the most popular food that you get given?" and the answer was "baked beans". The children were asked to tell the rest of their class what they have learnt.
Our School Councillors
Live Radio Show
On Monday 20th October Ladypool were very lucky and had the privilege to speak on live radio (Radio WM) all about Harvest Festival. Mrs Harries talked about how important it was for the children to learn about this topic and for the children to understand that all faiths celebrate and are thankful for a good harvest. Saad 6B and Abdul 3B also talked on the radio! They were nervous but did a fantastic job! Saad talked about Sparkhill Foodbank, that’s the charity we collected food donations for. Abdul spoke about the different foods that were brought into school. Both children are School Councillors and visited Sparkhill Foodbank to learn more about how the donations are shared out in the local community.