North Walkden Primary School
News Update 2023
Our School Council aims to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system.
A class election is held at the beginning of this school year and children were given the opportunity to put forward their election speeches. All the children from each class then voted and two candidates were elected from each class from year 1 to year 6.
The school councils first agenda was to think of new names for the four school teams. They eagerly attended several meetings with the link teacher Mrs Patel and very responsibly took minutes to share with their class. They then brought back ideas from their class to subsequent meetings and the school agreed on four authors as the school team names.
The agenda for the rest of the academic year is to work on becoming an even better eco - friendly school and we have decided that we would like to work towards achieving an ‘Eco - Schools Green Flag Award’. We aim to achieve this by choosing three areas of focus and creating an action plan on steps to achieve this.
In addition to this feedback will be provided from each School Council Meeting through minutes from the meetings and feedback from the link teacher.
At the end of the School Council’s meeting, everyone needs to know what they have to do next. Mrs Patel makes sure members know what to do and what they have to say to their class.
Following the School Council Meeting, School Council Members speak to their class to let them know what is going on and tell the class about the issues being discussed and what is happening next. This will encourage more children to contribute to further meetings, share any worries and let members know the things which could be done to improve the school. The school will record School Council Achievements on the school newsletter as and when appropriate.
School Council for this current year have been busy working hard by fundraising for a mobile school cooker, which they have successfully achieved by March 2023. Our next focus is to achieve the Eco - School bronze award. We are going to start this by selecting our three areas of focus and creating targets to achieve this as a whole school. So far the children have shown a huge interest in reducing costs to school - lighting, pollution in our community and recycling.