Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

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What is a School Council?
School Council is a group of pupils chosen to represent the views of all pupils in schools to help make improvements on how the school is run.

Who are they?
At Sacred Heart we have a total of 12 School Council members, two children from each class in Years 1 to 6. Some Council members have extra jobs responsibilities such as the secretary who takes minutes and distributes papers, or the chairperson (Elaine), who runs the meeting using an agenda and encourages everyone to take part. All our School Council is also training to be School Food Ambassadors.

Do you have what it takes to be a School Council representative?
Anyone who wants to be a School Council representative must have lots of good ideas and be confident at promoting our school values and ethos. At the beginning of each academic year, you will be asked by your class teacher if you would like to apply to be a member of the School Council. You will then be asked to explain to the rest of your class why you would make a good representative. Your class will then get the chance to cast an anonymous vote for their favourite candidate. As you will be representing the school you must be aware of the importance of the role and how to follow and model our school values and ethos, showing respect to children and adults alike.

What happens once you become a School Councillor?
The School Council meet regularly to discuss and decide how improvements can be made to our school. Before the meetings they may be asked to discuss certain ideas with the children in their class. After the meetings it is the job of the Council to feedback to their classes and to meet with any members of staff who might be needed to help them with their plans.

What are they doing now?
Our first School Council meeting of 2018-19 was an opportunity for representatives to start thinking about ideas for the school. They have already raised a significant amount of money through the school tuck shop and are currently deciding how this should be spent.They have also taken part in the interviews for the appointment of the New Headteacher and are preparing to interview the candidates for the Deputy Head Post.

In January 2019, four of our School Councillors are attending the Youth Summit at the Civic Hall in Leeds. They will take part in the decision making about how funds are to be spent for children in our area of the city.

All our school councillors are currently training to be School Food Ambassadors; this is our biggest project so far and something to get our teeth into!

How would you like our funds to be spent?
Your School Council representatives will be asking their classes what they think the money they have raised should be spent on. Some ideas so far:
equipment for KS1 and KS2 playgrounds
  • bean bags and comfy chairs for the reading areas
  • ice pops in summer
  • a creative Friday, where everyone does art for the day
  • school disco
Keep coming back to this page for more details.
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  • 13-07-2017 - josephI want more dodgeball matches and competitions
  • 25-06-2017 - Daria M.I think you meant struggle. I actually think we should have a bigger classroom as well to get more and more people to the school because it will be really popular and famous this school! I also think we should have a night at Sacred Heart so Nursery and Reception on Monday. Year 1, 2 on Tuesday. Year 3, 4 on Wednesday. Year 5, 6 on Thursday then the teachers!
  • 12-06-2017 - AndrewI think we should do a school fun fare
  • 23-01-2017 - SezenI think that we should have a bake sale competition against other classes and schools
  • 17-11-2016 - Daria M.I agree with Katie. WHY WON'T WE HAVE A PYJAMA DAY! Can we have pyjama club? I think in pyjama club we could have a sleepover and at night let's watch a movie, play on laptop and invite your friends to join the club!!!!!
  • 12-09-2016 - Tom BranniganCongratulations to all the children elected to the school council. I know you all put in so much time and effort to make our school brilliant!!
  • 25-05-2016 - ZoyaI think we should have after school maths club to help children who stuggle with maths.
  • 24-05-2016 - Alla almasrican we set up a plant store at the school fair
  • 23-05-2016 - Ella-May More school events on the grass like the Fun Run like year 5 and 6 went to.
  • 20-05-2016 - obiI want there to be more sports based competitions
  • 20-05-2016 - KieranCan we please try and buy more football nets please and another hall?
  • 19-05-2016 - KatieI think we should have pyjama day.
  • 18-05-2016 - AmyCan we have more in school sports competitions?

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