At Hagley Primary School the children are at the heart of school life. We have a very active School Council that is involved in different aspects of the school. The School Council is made up of a representative from each class from Year 1 through to Year 6. The children go through a system where they are nominated as school councillor, then they give a speech to their class and finally a class vote occurs.
The School Council meets once a month to discuss matters. The children bring their own agenda ideas to the meeting from their individual classes and they also discuss whole school issues. Over the course of last year some of the main items that the children discussed were:
- School playground games – the children conducted surveys amongst their fellow pupils and as a result new lines and games were put on the school playground
- British Values – the children discussed the values held at the school and became detectives within the school. They photographed other children demonstrating different values.
The children’s ideas from each meeting are recorded as minutes and then fed back to each class. The school council also play a valuable role in our recruitment process and form a panel of interviewers for all our successful applicants. As part of the interview process, the school council will ask each candidate questions devised as a group and then feedback to an appropriate member of SLT or the governing body. These discussions help to form part of our final appointment.
School Council Elections Process