Our Pupil Council
Our Pupil Council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve our school.
At the start of the academic year, each class will normally elect two representatives to be members of our council.
OUR PUPIL COUNCIL:
- represents the views of all pupils and gets things done.
- is one way of giving our pupils a say in the way our school runs.
- gives our pupils a VOICE in school matters.
- gives pupils an opportunity to talk about their ideas with each other and with stakeholders. (staff, governors, Friends of Wild Bank etc) to help our school to grow and succeed.
- gives pupils a chance to make changes for the better of our school.
- is a forum for discussion.
What have we achieved in the past?
- We have designed new bathrooms
- We have completed a successful Big Lottery Grant to improve our playground.
- We order new equipment for indoor and outdoor play.
- We have been involved in the interview process of staff.
- We have asked for Play Leaders to help at lunchtime.
- We have asked Friends of Wild Bank to host discos and summer fairs.
- We have been involved in designing our school website.
A Pupil Council must be realistic about what we can do and achieve. We acknowledge that there are some things that we cannot change and some things that we need to prioritise or negotiate. This is what makes us a good team.
Pupil Council News Update- Autumn 2018
So far this year, our children have elected new council members to represent their classes. Already they have done an amazing job: our school received the AcSEED award and they presented Ali Sparkes (from Tameside and Glossop TOGMind) and Charlotte Lee with gifts as tokens of our gratitude for their support. Our school is a beacon in the local area for our ethos of nurture and care for the emotional health and wellbeing of our children and staff: indeed we were the first primary in Tameside, Glossop and Oldham to receive this award. AcSEED is a nationally acclaimed award for nurturing schools and we are celebrating such a prestigious recognition of our success.
This Autumn term the school council members will be tasked with the responsibility of asking their classmates for their thoughts regarding playtime activities. We want the children of our school to feel listened to according to their ideas for good quality provision in their outdoor play area, and our council are passionate about representing their friends and their peers in this area.
Our Pupil Council are currently reviewing our merit badges.