At New York Primary School we believe that every child has a voice and is an important part in the running of our school. Our School Council members are elected annually, in which all pupils have the opportunity to stand for election. Children explain why they would be a valuable member of the school council and children vote for two children from their year group.
As a school council we meet once a half term to discuss school matters such as playground rules and healthy eating and tuck shop. School Councillors feedback to their year group and bring ideas which have arisen. Each school council meeting is minuted and is reported regularly in our newsletters.
Older members of the school council take an active part in the recruitment of staff to the school by hosting a student panel to ask candidates questions.
To date the school council have made an impact on change when considering playground provision, the timetable, school travel plan, curriculum planning and delivery, healthy eating and the purchase of classroom chairs.
Members of the School Council also meet with pupils from other School Councils as part of their role through Local Authority events.