Children are at the heart of our school community.
At Telscombe Cliffs, we value the thoughts, ideas and opinions of all our children and our School Council is one way of ensuring the voices of the children are heard and has an impact on the development and daily life of the school.
We want to make sure that our school is:
· a safe and happy place for children;
· a place where children can voice their ideas and concerns;
· a place where all children are encouraged to suggest improvements;
· a place where suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.
The School Council is made up of two representatives from Year 2 through to Year 6. In the first term, children who would like the opportunity to be a School Councillor express and interest and their names are put forward. Candidates will then have a chance to speak to the classes and answer questions put to them. A vote then takes place and two representatives are chosen. This is a democratic process and voting is anonymous.
These councillors represent Year 1 and EYFS children too. They talk to these classes and find out their ideas and opinions.
The School Council is led by Mrs Knight, Silver Birch class teacher.
What will be expected of the school council representative?
· They will be responsible for the ongoing process of collecting the thoughts, ideas and opinions of the children in their assigned class and reporting back to the Council so that all children in our school can have their say.
· They will bring new ideas forward as to how we can improve our school and local environment.
· They will sometimes come to the meetings with ideas of fund raising for the school and for other local or national charities.
· They will identify the priorities and lead the initiative to enhance what we do as a school.
· They will monitor some aspects of the school.
Our school council in 2019-2020 is comprised of a boy and girl in each year group starting from Year 2. We meet every Tuesday lunchtime to work on projects which will both benefit and improve the school. Please find termly updates below.