At Coppermill, the School Council play a vital role in school life. At the beginning of each year, children are given the opportunity to apply for the School Council and complete an application form. The previous year's School Council look over these forms and shortlist children to take part in elections in class. They look at the skills that the children feel they can bring to the role as well as their ideas for how to make changes to the school and fundraise for charities. The children who are shortlisted then present to their class, who vote anonymously for the two best candidates. See the photo below for our wonderful school council for this year.
Each term the School Council focus on one key thing that they would like to change or improve in school. They meet with members of SLT or subject leads They also choose a charity to fundraise for (this has included Greenpeace, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Diabetes UK in the last year). As well as this, the School Council help to run and judge whole school competitions like the talent show or art competitions. The School Council also play a vital role in ensuring that pupil voice is heard in our school. At each meeting they feedback concerns or suggestions raised by their classmates to help us to understand how children across the school are feeling and what we can do to continue to improve our school. Please check back later in the Autumn term for updates on what the School Council have been working on.