Welcome To St Teresa's Primary School Council
Why do we have a School's Council?
The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School's Council?
We have an active School's Council with a boy and girl representing their fellow pupils from Year 1 to Year 6. Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly with Mrs Crascall.
What have we done so far?
The School's Council forwarded their ideas for after school clubs. Some of these ideas have been implemented already. We have discussed ways of looking after the Sanctuary, resulting in it becoming a well-used resource. Our year 5 representatives attended the Mass at Aylesford Priory to celebrate the 500th anniversary of St Teresa of Avila. We have also been involved in staff recruitment and our year 4 representatives were involved in the interview process for new Midday Meals Supervisors, Teaching Assistants and a new receptionist. Last year we focused on improving our school library and we were very pleased with the results.
This year we are going to be focusing on improving our outdoor environment (PE and break time equipment) and evaluating our science lessons.