At Stapleford Primary school, we respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance. We ensure the views and opinions of our pupils are expressed and heard. At the beginning of the academic year, the children elect school council members from each year group. All pupils are invited to stand as School Council representatives and are voted for fairly and democratically by their peers. The Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary are then voted for by the elected members of the School Council.
The School Council meets every month to discuss issues raised by the children and ideas to help improve our school even further. The Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary also attend Governing Body meetings throughout the year, to review school improvements and identify areas to develop further in the coming year. We believe our School Council are very effective in helping bring about positive changes in the life of our school.
If pupils have any ideas or suggestions to help improve our school, they are encouraged to raise these with the school council representatives in their class who will bring the suggestions to the next school council meeting.
The School Council helps to improve the school by listening to the points of view of our pupils. If you have any ideas to make the school even better make sure you talk to your Class Representative.
Stapleford Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School. All school council meetings begin with our opening prayer:
Heavenly Father, We come to you today asking for your guidance, wisdom, and support as
we begin this meeting. Help us engage in meaningful discussion; allow us to grow closer as
a group and nurture the bonds of community. Amen.
The school council felt that this prayer was a good fit with the School Vision:
Year 6 – Imogen (Chair of the School Council)
Year 6 – Riley (Vice Chair of the School Council)
Year 6 – Ethan (Vice Chair of the School Council)
Year 5 – James (Secretary of the School Council)
Year 5 – Betty
Year 4 – Romilly
Year 4 – Sofia
Year 3 – Tor
Year 3 – Tamzin
Year 2 – George
Year 2 – Georgina
School Council Meeting Agendas
School Council Meeting Minutes