2022 - 2023
The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. It benefits the whole school community because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made within school.
Through our School Council, children develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council.
A new school council is elected each year, with every class from Year 1 to Year 6 nominating representatives. This creates a central group that speaks on behalf of the whole school and makes decisions about school life.
Meet our School Council 2022-2023
On 20/10/2022 School Council had their first meeting to discuss what they wanted to achieve this academic year.
During the discussion the children spoke about their ideas – and there were lots of them!
The children held a democratic election within the meeting to decide on who would take on the roles of Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Treasurer all of which are very important and responsible roles.
The council members agreed that tuck shop would continue and they were happy to run the stalls each Wednesday at play time.
All children thought it would be a good idea to have a suggestion box to be situated outside of the hall, so that all pupils can share their ideas and hopefully, the School Council can implement these during this academic year.
School Council Action Plan 2022-2023
Plans for The Burrow
Mrs Huotari and Mr Langley approached the School Council to ask if they would help turn The Burrow into a reading space that can be accessed by all.
The School Council organised a meeting with SLT and met with Mr Langley who explained what they envisioned The Burrow to look like. The council members had the opportunity to ask questions and they were all very enthusiastic and had some great ideas.
• How much money we would need to raise?
• The whole school to be involved with themes and designs.
• Speak to PTFA to see if they could help in any way.
• New furniture and soft furnishings.
• New books.
School Council have been through the suggestion box and wow, there were a lot of ideas!
Here are some of your amazing ideas:
Fish tank decorations
Use more scrap paper
More outdoor equipment for after school club
More clubs – chess, poetry, gymnastics, cheerleading etc.
Equipment – Science, gymnastic, balls etc.
Shelter for the playground
Pencils with rubber on ends
Pens that write over glue
Flower/Nature exhibit on the field
Make the school more eco-friendly
Seating plans at dinner time
School dinner – more variety, more gluten free options
We are going to take your suggestions very seriously and will discuss these ideas at our next meeting.
Meeting to talk about Dragon's Den 6/3/23
On Monday 6th March the School Council met to discuss our upcoming meeting with the 'Folkestone Dragons Den'. We are approaching the Dragons Den with our ideas to turn The Burrow into a wonderful reading area that is accessible to all members of our school community. If we are successful in our pitch, it means we will be able to get started on creating this amazing space.
Wish us luck!
The School Council were successful in their Dragon's Den pitch and were awarded £300 from Folkestone Rotary Club towards creating an exciting new library. Watch this space to see some work in progress pics. Mr Burton has been working really hard to clear the space.