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Highfields Primary School

School Council

Highfields School Council

Highfields is very proud of its school council. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.

Councillors gather views, ideas and questions from classes on a range of topics. The School Council also share ideas and hold discussions with pupils and then feedback during meetings. It is comprised of two children from each class from Year 2 to Year 6. The councillors are democratically chosen by children exercising the British Value of democracy.

School Councillors have to show qualities such as being able to show initiative; be an extremely good role model; being able to share ideas with others. They must also be trustworthy, honest, well-mannered and patient.

The Role of School Council:

The council meets fortnightly with Mrs Cook and Ms King and discusses:

Ideas to raise money

  • Ideas to make playtimes better
  • Makes things  better for the school
  • Talking and listening to classmates about what they want
  • Representing the school

School council use the Headteacher’s values of being kind, being honest and working hard to help decide what to prioritise.

Minutes are shared and reported back to classmates and are freely available on the School council noticeboard.

Playleaders and litter pickers are now working in rotas over lunchtimes. 

The Buddy Benches make playtimes easier.

Fundraising is a focus  currently for the School Council.

We are  really pleased with our  ideas for playtimes, reading and thinking of others.