Our School Council at Buglawton Primary School
Each year a boy and girl representative from each class are voted for during our Democracy-focused week. In KS2 classes, children present to their peers why they should be voted on to the school council.
Head Boy and Girl
From September 2022, our Head Boy is Ashton Hunt, and our Head Girl is Emily Norris. They were voted into their roles through a whole school ballot and were clear winners following an interview and recorded presentation for the whole school! They represent the school in different ways and are role models to the other children. Their duties include showing visitors around our school, modelling outstanding behaviour, representing the school at public events, and speaking at celebrations and assemblies. They also have the important job of chairing School Council meetings and meeting with the Deputy Headteacher each half term to discuss important issues.
The School Council is the voice of the pupils: each class forwards their ideas of how to improve the school or issues that are to be discussed to their representatives to bring to the meeting.
How does the School Council work?
Each class has two Council members, a boy, and a girl. Although the Reception and Year 1 children are very young, the older members of the council support and encourage them to join in our lively discussions.
When and where are the meetings?
The school council meets every month. The meeting times are issued in advance and are held in the Meeting Room.
How can I have my say?
If you would like to bring something to the attention of the school council you can either tell your class Council Members or write it down on a piece of paper and put it in the suggestions box in your classroom.
Before each meeting, our Council Members will check the suggestion boxes and bring any items to the meeting.
Last year, the council introduced new after extra-curricular clubs, an ipad session at lunchtimes and a fair rota of different areas for pupils to use throughout the week.
How can I find out what happened at the meeting?
The class representatives will find time to talk to your class as a whole after the meetings to tell you about important issues.
At other times the whole School Council may talk to you in assembly.
You can also read the minutes of the School Council meetings by looking at the School Council noticeboard in the school hall.
Our School Council has a voice and they are making a difference to our school!
Year 6 Roles and Responsibilities
Our Year 6 pupils are invited to apply for different responsibilities and roles that represent their peers. They are as follows:
Head Boy & Girl: To represent the pupils of the school in all aspects of school life and external events
Deputy Head Boy & Girl: To represent the pupils of the school in all aspects of school life and external events in the absence of the Head Boy & Girl
School Councillors: A boy and a girl that represent each class to discuss continued school improvement
Hive Captains: A boy and a girl that represent each Hive and lead in inter-Hive competitions
Anti-Bullying Ambassadors: A selected group of pupils who are role models and buddies to those pupils who feel that they are unhappy or have friendship issues
Eco Councillors: A selected group of pupils who represent the school's aim to maintain its Eco Green Flag status through ongoing projects at ensuring that our environment remains eco-friendly
Buddies: Year 5 and 6 pupils are buddies to pupils in Reception and Year 1 ensuring that they settle into the school and are supported