Our School Council are always ready to help others, both in our school and in our local community. We believe everyone’s values and beliefs are important and we will work together to ensure equality and fairness for all.
The School Council is a group of children who attend meetings to discuss how to make the school better. They are good role models for the children at Parkway Primary School. We have class representatives from Year 1 to Year 6, and there are two representatives from each class, a girl and a boy.
Year 6 Councillors have special jobs – Chair and Vice Chair. The Chair and Vice Chair share the responsibility of writing up the agenda, typing up the minutes of the meetings and making sure everyone knows when the meetings are taking place.
The Chair runs meetings, leads discussions and makes sure all Councillors are involved. The Vice Chair leads the meetings if the Chair is away and makes sure everyone who agrees to do something, does it.
The School Council meet monthly alongside Mrs Tume and it is the class representatives role to listen to their classes views and write down their ideas to discuss at the meetings. The school council also arrange activities for the school to raise money for charities such as Children in Need, Crisis and hospices.
Members of the school council also sometimes help Mr Celino-Stock when he interviews possible new members of staff for the school.
Every child in each class votes for another child in their class, and the boy and girl with the highest vote become the new School Council members. Elections take place at the beginning of each school year, and the councillors hold their positions for the entire school year.