School Council

‘We are a listening school’ ‘Every voice matters’

‘We help make decisions about our school’

Our School Council is based on a whole school approach. It is a partnership between Class Councils, School Council, teachers, SLT and the EAB.

We are working together to make our school a safe and happy place where we can all achieve our best.

What is the School Council?

Every class has a meeting where children share their ideas and suggestions. The two class elected representatives bring the important issues to School Council meetings which are held frequently.

Everyone gets a copy of the minutes and suggestions are put forward to the SLT (Senior Leadership Team) and the EAB (Education Advisory Board).

What are the qualities of a School Councillor?

  • a good listener
  • committed
  • trustworthy
  • helpful
  • honest
  • reliable
  • able to work as part of a team
Head Boy and Head Girl

Each year the children of the academy elect a Head Boy and Head Girl.

These children:

  • Speak to Visitors about life in the school.
  • Lead School Council Meetings
  • Represent the school at Hull Young Peoples Parliament
  • Are used as an example to the rest of the school for the expected standard of behaviour.
  • Are a familiar face for children who are just starting the school.
Peacemakers

Selected children in Years 5 and 6 act as Peacemakers on the playground.

They are trained by the adults in restorative practice and we encourage children to speak to one of the Peacemakers on the playground before they speak to the adults.

Responsibilities around the academy

As the children develop more skills, we encourage them to take on roles within the academy which give them an increased level of responsibility and helps to benefit other children within the academy.

We are always looking at opportunities for the children to lead within the academy; however, here is an overview of the roles that children currently have.

RoleResponsibility
Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy, Deputy Head GirlTo be the face of the students and to represent the academy to the highest possible standard in everything they do.
School CouncillorsTo bring the views of the class to the student council meeting where decisions about the future of the academy will be made.
Fruit Shop WorkersResponsible for the stocking, selling, and accounting of the fruit shop on a play time.
PeacemakersTo support the pupils in finding restorative solutions to their problems on the playground.
EYFS Play LeadersSupporting the younger children in the EYFS on a lunchtime and helping them develop.
Swap Shop LeadersIn charge of collecting and managing pupil reward points. Responsible for the stocking and selling of pupil rewards.
Lunchtime AssistantsSupporting lunchtime supervisors in the hall, cleaning tables, helping younger children, pouring drinks for others.
Eco-AssistantGoing around the academy and ensuring that the academy is being as friendly to the environment as possible.
TechniciansResponsible for sorting ICT issues around the academy.
Responsible for ensuring that ICT equipment is properly stored and maintained.
Ensuring that ICT is ready for assemblies and other events.
Reading LeadersPromoting a love of reading throughout the academy
Ensuring the library is well stocked and maintained.